Porsche 356 is not at all a classic cheap, even less with bodywork convertible. If we take that starting point, it is not surprising that the colorful Porsche 356 of the images has reached the 1.76 million dollars (1.606.000 euros) at an auction conducted by Sotheby’s in New York. Janis Joplin, one of the most influential women in the history of rock was the owner of this German sports, which has pushed up its value.
This Porsche 356 Cabriolet was manufactured in 1964, although it was not until 1968 when Janis Joplin was bought second hand in a dealer. His friend, the artist Dave Richards was in charge of customize the body with different motives that turned this 356 in one of the first Art Cars. This exclusive decoration as well as other elements of the car have been convenienemente restored.
The car was used daily by Janis Joplin until the date of his death, in 1970, when he was just 27 years old, and was found dead in a hotel room because of an overdose of heroin. After his death, the car was shared by the brothers of Janis Joplin, Laura and Michael, until in 1995 they decided to lend it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland (Ohio), where he has remained until now.
it Was expected that in the auction, the car reached an estimated price of between 400,000 and 600,000 dollars, about double what it can cost to a Porsche 356 convertible conventional. But as it is unpredictable, the price can reach a car that has been of a star, the number rose up to the 1.760.000 dollars, becoming this Porsche 356 in the most expensive in history.
Source – Leftlanenews