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Joplin’s Porsche

from The New York Daily News

Janis Joplin’s Porsche 356 sells for record $1.76 million at New York auction

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Pulling in $1.76 million at the "Driven by Disruption" sale, the Porsche thoroughly surpassed predictions but was dwarfed by a 1972 Lamborghini Miura which sold for $2.42 million.SOTHEBY’S

Pulling in $1.76 million at the “Driven by Disruption” sale, the Porsche thoroughly surpassed predictions but was dwarfed by a 1972 Lamborghini Miura which sold for $2.42 million.

At the RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” auction in Manhattan, a 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet that was owned and customized by Janis Joplin sold for $1.76 million. As previously reported, the coupe was estimated to sell for roughly $500,000 but with seven bidders competing far surpassed those expectations.

The staggering sale price sets a benchmark as the highest price ever paid for a Porsche 356 at public auction. Pearl, as Joplin was often called, bought the German auto at a used car lot in 1968.

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Posted on December 12, 2015 by Editor

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