Would you buy it?
There’s no doubt that Tupac was obsessed with death. He famously started referring to himself as Makaveli, a figure who faked his own death, and rapped more and more on the subject as his career went on.
So we have to wonder if the rapper would agree with this macabre item crossing the auction block. A luxury car dealer called Celebrity Cars Las Vegas is selling the BMW that Tupac was riding in when he was murdered on the Las Vegas strip. The bullet-riddled 7-series is currently up for sale on eBay, where they are asking $1.5 million for it.
Check out the ad for the item below:
“This is the actual car that Tupac Shakur was shot while riding in after a Fight at the MGM in Las Vegas. It was driven by Suge Knight and originally leased by Death Row Records.
This is the first time this car has ever been up for sale or on display since his death in 1996. It has been completely restored to the condition it was in before his death and has just received a new coat of paint. There is a small indentation where we believe one of the bullet holes was but it is hard to tell. Other than that it is fully restored. The photo of the bullet holes is just for reference. The wheels have been replaced with the same wheels that it had at the time of the shooting. It runs great and is in excellent condition.
The shooting occurred September, 7th 1996 at 11:15 p.m. pacific time when the car with Shakur and Knight stopped at a red light at East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. Shakur was struck by four .40 caliber rounds fired from a Glock two in the chest, one in the arm, and one in the thigh.
The new owner will be provided with documentation proving ownership and history. The car has had several owners since the shooting but the most recent put it through a full restoration. The car was put up for sale recently by an unauthorized company that did not have the rights to it or possession of the vehicle.(see cease and desist letter) Celebrity Cars has the vehicle on display in our showroom and is available for sale.
The public has an endless fascination with the death of the legendary rapper, egged on by the fact that his murder has never been solved. The shooting is fodder for no less than two elevision events in 2017… Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien looked into it on their special Who Shot Tupac & Biggie?, and USA just unveiled an anthology series that will dramatize the investigations of unsolved murders, starting with the murders of Biggie and Pac.
The former already aired. In it, cops who were investigating Tupac’s death point the finger at Orlando Anderson, a gang member who fought with Suge Knight and Tupac earlier in the night. Anderson was murdered a few years after Tupac’s tragic death. Suge Knight used the program to forward the theory that Tupac never died, which would dramatically lower the value of this shot-up BMW.
What do you think?
What do you think? Would you buy this car? Where would you display it? Would Tupac appreciate the car his life ended in being a sought-after item? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.
Also, check out the eBay ad.