A modified Hummer owned by the iconic rapper Tupac Shakur is heading for sale at RR Auction.
The enormous vehicle will be one of the star lots of the company’s Pop Culture auction, which runs online from August 10-17.
The value of memorabilia relating to the late rapper has soared in recent years, and the Hummer is expected to sell for more than $100,000.
The Hummer was the last vehicle Shakur ever owned, as he purchased it on August 16, 1996 – less than a month before he was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
Despite his short ownership, Tupac had chance to fully customise the Hummer to his own specifications.
It comes equipped with a 6.5 liter, turbo diesel V-8 engine with automatic transmission, Dick Cepek off-road lights, a 360-degree spotlight, a grille guard, diamond-plate bumpers, GC Package oversized off-road wheels and tires, and an external PA system with three sirens.
Other features include an interior trimmed in burl wood with beige leather upholstery, a 12-disc Clarion sound system, Sony GPS, a central tire inflation system, air conditioning, a rear sliding glass window and privacy glass.
Following his untimely death, the Hummer was held in storage by hi family until 2003, when it was offered as a competition prize at the BET Awards.
Then in 2007 the vehicle was then acquired by Havenotz Entertainment owners Sardar ‘Candyman 187’ Khan and Yaasmyn Fula, the latter being the mother of Tupac’s friend and fellow rapper Yaki ‘Prince’ Kadafi, who was himself accidentally shot and killed in November 1996.
The vehicle bears the personalized license plate "YAKNPAK" in honour of the two late rappers.
"Already a classic and coveted example of civilian off-road ingenuity, this modified vehicle is further elevated by its incredible musical affiliation and proximity to Shakur’s final days," said a spokesperson for RR Auction.
"[It’s] an incredible piece of hip-hop history that evokes the invincible spirit of one of the rap game’s true lyrical giants."