53 Most Groovy Cars Of All Time (Some Worth Millions Today)

By | March 24, 2020

Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 356 Is Worth More Than A Piece Of Your Heart (A Million Dollars)

Rock and roll and cars go hand in hand. Why do you think so many rock stars crash their cars or buy the craziest, most garish automobiles they can find? Whether you’re a lover of the British Invasion or you prefer the American shredders who followed, these stories of rock n roll cars will give you something to dream about all day.

Do you know the one about Keith Moon driving his Rolls-Royce into a pool? That totally happened - sort of. How about the time Grace Slick slammed her Aston Martin into a bridge going 80 mph? We’ve got enough pics of rock n roll cars and stars to keep you throwing up the horns all day. Now put the pedal to the metal and rock on! 

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The 1965 Porsche 356c Cabriolet owned by Janis Joplin has always been a far out piece of rock n roll history. After picking up the ride in 1968 Joplin had it hand painted with a mural that’s essentially the summer of love personified. When she passed away in 1970 at the age of 27 her brother and sister locked the car away in a garage and they actually covered the whole thing in primer, which is a shame.

However, in 1995 the car was restored to its former glory and donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where it sat for two decades. In 2015 the Cabriolet sold at auction through Sotheby’s for $1.76 million, for which Joplin’s family told CNN they’d use to support social programs in the name of the singer. 

The Lotus Esprit Submarine From 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me Was Lost In A Storage Shed

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The Spy Who Loved Me is one of the wildest James Bond films that’s ever been released. Not only does it feature a future Beatle wife, but it has the Lotus Esprit, a must have for any spy worth their salt. These Esprits are big gets for collectors, and they rarely pop up for auction - and when they do they’re snatched up as quickly as possible.

The submarine version of the car was lost to time until a contractor found it under a bunch of blankets in a storage shed. In 2013 when the submarine version of the car came to the surface, Tesla founder Elon Musk snatched it up for £550,000.