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

Uncategorized | May 23, 2019

Written by Jacob Shelton

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! 

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

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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. 

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Jacob Shelton

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.