Once the most famous cars in California and for driving almost too good: The “History of the Universe” Porsche squad run-356 is a hand-painted artwork, with the hippie singer Janis Joplin drove in the 60s everyday will be auctioned.
Although the hippie legend Janis Joplin sang, “Oh Lord will not you buy me a Mercedes-Benz“, but actually it was more on Porsche. Perhaps also because: “My friends all drive Porsches,” says the text of their known songs continues.
The artist got $ 500, the car cost $ 3,500
After the meeting in San Francisco with a painted car she bought in any case a 1964 Porsche 356 SC – for $ 3,500 (one could almost cry now) – and let him paint from their roadie Dave Richards. $ 500 they should have given him – and have allowed a free hand in designing.
The result was – probably using a substantial price amount of the then usual drugs – the “History of the Universe” Porsche squad run. In consuming legwork Richards painted initially entirely in “Candy Apple Red” to the original gray 356 and then to decorate him piece by piece, with his paintings.
On the left part are members of the “Big Brother and the Holding Company” to find the Capricorn, the sign of the singer is immortalized on the right side. Supplemented by the green valleys of California. From the bonnet, the eye looks God.
In the late 60s the Porsche 356 SC was from Janis Joplin’s most famous cars in California.
Janis Joplin drove her 356 every day
If you’re thinking, Janis Joplin had parked the car in the garage, you’re wrong. Because they used the Porsche 356 in their everyday lives. So she was a famous attraction with its “History of the Universe” cars in the Bay Area and California.
Stolen and quickly found again
The well-known car was swiped her 1969th First, the thief left the flashy Porsche repaint – because he had stolen the most famous car from California. Fortunately, the open 356 came back to Janis Joplin – and the ornate decorations were covered with a protective clear coat. The miserable overpainting could be removed quite easily again.
Janis went on with their unique Porsche 356 SC. Also, when the Big Brother seceded and founded the “Kozmic Blues Band” and the “Full Tilt Boogie Band” the follow-up projects. On October 4, she parked her beloved Porsche in front of the Landmark Motel in Hollywood. She was just about to record a new album, which she could no longer accomplish: In the night of 4 to 5 October 1970, she died at the age of 27 from an overdose of heroin.
Janis Joplin’s Porsche was 20 years in Museum
After her death, there was a big party: 200 friends of Janis Joplin vertranken according to legend, 1,500 dollars in cash, which they had left. Her best-known legacy of the music that shaped a whole generation, the Porsche 356 SC, which now comes up for auction. First, the carriage of Joplin’s manager Albert Grossman was driven and given to friends before Michael Joplin, Janis’ younger brother, the 356 brought to him, and the engine overhauled.
Fatally, then the unique painting was removed – and painted the car in the original gray. But this crime was, at least initially done well in the 90s by a new livery on the available imagery again. The artist Jana Mitchell and Amber Owen told the “History of the Universe” by their brushstrokes. In 1995, the Porsche was presented in his new colorful dress in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was issued the last 20 years.
On December 10, 2015, the car will be auctioned in New York. The auction house Sothebys RM indicates a restrained Estimate of 400,000 dollars.