Janis Joplin begged the Lord for a Mercedes-Benz, but drove a Porsche painted in psychedelic colors.
Now the 50-year-old Porsche, which is a 356C Cabriolet 1600, will be sold at an auction.
According to the auction house Sotheby's in New York, the car will go under the hammer in December, and it is expected that the bidding will reach at least $390,000.
The car was originally painted white, which Joplin thought was boring. Therefore she got a friend to paint butterflies, jellyfishes and a portrait of herself and her band Big Brother and the Holding Company in psychedelic colors.
Janis Joplin had a brief and stormy career and died of an overdose heroin 4. October 1970, only 27 years old.
Three days before she died, she recorded the a capella song with the lyrics «Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz. My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.»
The last 20 years, the car has been at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.
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