SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Janis Joplin may have longed for a Mercedes-Benz in a song, but she actually drove a Porsche that’s now on its way to the auction block in New York.
Joplin was photographed atop the psychedelic convertible when she lived in San Francisco. She stayed in North Beach and had a house on Lyon Street in the Haight.
The car has been featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland for the past two decades.
It’s being sold by the Joplin family and is expected to bring more than $400,000.
Joplin bought the pearly white Porsche in September 1968 and got a friend to customize it with a psychedelic mural. She drove it regularly until she died of a drug overdose in 1970.
The car was given a meticulous restoration in the early 1990s.
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