Having inspired the legendary C2 'Sting Ray' Corvette of 1963, the 1959 Corvette Stingray concept car was one of the forefathers of an American icon. http://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/classic-concepts-1959-chevrolet-corvette-stingray
Janis Joplin's Porsche (a 1965 356 Cabriolet). She bought it in September 1968 at the height of the era of flower power, and had it hand painted by a friend. She still owned it at the time of her death in October 1970. This was part of the Psychedelic Exhibition in Tate Liverpool in 2005. As of May 2007 it is in the Whitney Museum in New York.
1959 XP-87 Stingray Racer - CONCEPT CAR Continuing with the Corvette team's push to racing, Bill Mitchell took over design duties from Harley Earl in 1958. Mitchell and Zora Arkus-Duntov took the test mule for the Corvette SS and stripped it down for a new prototype race car. The car was a skunk works project and ultimately GM washed their hands of it, but it was the genesis of many Corvette developments to come.