Janis Joplin's Porsche

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This 1964 Porsche 356 was ivory colored when singer Janis Joplin bought it used in 1968. She paid her roadie Dave Richards to paint the car. Richards's artwork illustrates "The History of the Universe" and includes images of Joplin's band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. This car was in the parking lot of the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood when Joplin died there in the fall of 1970. It was subsequently returned to her family and later displayed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

First published December 8, 2015: 8:01 PM ET