Oh please… We know for a fact that Tupac Amaru Shakur is perhaps one of the greatest rappers in our history. No wonder the vehicle that drove him to death may well be worth a fortune. But seriously, does anyone want to relive such an unfortunate event?
The horrible story happened right after the rapper and Death Row Records co-founder watched Mike Tyson and Bruce Sheldon’s boxing match. Back in the evening of September 7, 1996, Tupac and Suge Knight were on board the black BMW 7 Series (pictured here) until a white Cadillac pulled over from behind and shot Tupac several times at close range. The bullets entered the chest twice while another one got into his arm and another into his thigh. Suge Knight sustained injuries while Tupac died at the Las Vegas hospital six days after the incident took place at age 25.
Whatever happened to the BMW he rode in after the shooting is another story to be told. That same fateful night, the Las Vegas Police Department has impounded the vehicle as part of the standard operating procedure. Apparently after several years or so, the black BMW 750iL has had different owners. And although the previous owners had restored the vehicle, the dents caused by the bullets are still quite visible inside the door panels.
Today, the same 1996 BMW 750iL in which Tupac was shot is now on sale at “Moments in Time” for the price of 1.5 million USD. At present, the vehicle has covered a total of 144,840km or more than 90,000 miles. Normally, a BMW 7 Series with the same model year and mileage can be had for as low as 10,000 USD. Of course, it probably doesn’t come with such an interesting story to tell.
We’re quite positive the infamous BMW will soon find its new owner--- especially among fans of the talented musician with deep pockets to begin with. Just a year ago, a fully spec’d 1996 Hummer H1 owned by the rapper was sold at an auction. The final bidding price reached a total of 337,114 USD tripling the initial bid price estimated by RR Auction house.
Aside from vehicles, several other Tupac memorabilia have been sold after his untimely death which includes some handwritten lyrics of the songs that he wrote, some handwritten letters (that’s what’s cool about the ‘90s by the way) and of course the last album he ever recorded entitled “Me Against the World”. The title on the platinum record sounds a bit ironic though----with his material being SOLD OUT quickly, no doubt his fans are still standing by him up to this very day.