The BMW in which rapper Tupac Shakur was murdered is up for sale in the U.S, with a price tag of $1.5 million.
The 1996 BMW 750iL, originally owned by death Row records boss Suge Knight, is being offered for sale through the U.S auction company Moments in Time.
On the night of September 7, 1996, Tupac and Knight attended a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas, where they attacked Crips gang member ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson.
Hours later, whilst cruising the Las Vegas strip with Knight behind the wheel of the BMW, the pair were shot at from a white Cadillac. Tupac, who was leaning out of the sunroof, was struck several times and died in hospital six days later.
To date the killers have never been found, and a number of conspiracy theories about the rapper’s death have evolved over the past 21 years.
Following the inconclusive murder investigation, the car was impounded by the Las Vegas PD and was later sold off during a police auction – after restoration work to repair the bullet holes was completed.
The sale comes hot on the heels of a series of auctions in which Tupac memorabilia has soared above all expectations.
Most recently in January 2017, his ticket for the boxing match at the MGM Grand he attended just hours before his murder sold at Goldin Auctions for $24,500, along with an erotic letter to a fan which fetched $34,300.
And back in October 2016, the same auction company sold Tupac’s unpublished essay ‘Is Thug Life dead?’, written whilst in jail in 1995, for $172,000 – more than 17 times is estimate price.
The most valuable piece of memorabilia from Tupac’s life is also an automobile – although one with less unfortunate connotations than the BMW.
Back in May 2016, a 1996 AM General Hummer H1 Hardtop formerly owned by Tupac sold at RR Auction in Boston for $337,144.
It was the last vehicle the rapper ever purchased, just a month before his death, and was kept in storage by his family for years, before later being offered as a competition prize at the 2003 BET Awards.