Ja­nis vs. John

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her psy­che­delic Porsche, his rockin’ rolls: whose fower-pow­ered ride tops the charts? MU­SI­CALLY, JA­NIS JO­PLIN prayed for a Mercedes-benz. In re­al­ity she drove a Porsche—just like all her friends. Next month her 1965 Porsche 356c 1600 Cabri­o­let will be auc­tioned in New York by RM Sotheby’s. When Jo­plin bought the car in 1968 it was, ft­tingly, “pearl white,” but the singer (who died two years later) had roadie Dave Richards give it a psy­che­delic paint job. The car has a pre­sale es­ti­mate of $400,000, but that would still put it miles be­hind the $2.3 mil­lion (an in­fa­tion-ad­justed $5.1 mil­lion) fetched three decades ago by John Len­non’s trippy 1965 Rolls-royce Phan­tom V.

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