BMW Sedan carrying Tupac when he was shot dead in 1996 is up for grabs for $1.7 million in Las Vegas
- Tupac Shakur was shot through his BMW after a Las Vegas boxing match
- Bullet holes in the doors have now been repaired and the car is up for grabs
- The vehicle was leased by Marion Suge Knight at the time of the murder He is serving a lengthy jail term for voluntary manslaughter after he ran a man over in 2015
The 1996 BMW 750IL that Tupac Shakur was shot in four times at a stoplight 25 years ago is being sold for $1.7 million, according to TMZ.
His car is now being auctioned off by a dealer in the same city after it was painstakingly restored – with its original leaser in prison.
Piece of history: The 1996 BMW 750IL that Tupac Shakur was shot four times in the chest at, while at a stoplight, is being sold for $1.7 million, according to TMZ
The bullet holes, which served as a reminder of the car’s grisly history, have since been repaired and ‘restored to its original condition,’ according to the outlet.
The shooting took place while Shakur was being driven by notorious record producer Suge Knight after watching a boxing match at a casino.
Witnesses described seeing a white Cadillac pull up alongside the pair’s black BMW – from which the assailant then carried out the shooting in a matter of seconds.
The legendary musician was sitting in the passenger seat when he fell victim to a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, 25 years ago (Tupac pictured on left)
Fixed up: The bullet holes, which served as a reminder of the car’s grisly history, have since been repaired and ‘restored to its original condition,’ according to the outlet
Shakur, 25, was struck in the chest, arm and thigh by four .40 caliber rounds fired from a pistol.
He died in hospital from his wounds six days later.
The killer has never been caught although numerous theories abound over their identity.
The new owner of the car will be provided with documentation proving its history.
This includes a certificate showing it was first purchased by Death Row Records – founded by Knight.
Piece of history: The 1996 BMW 750IL that Tupac Shakur was shot four times in the chest at, while at a stoplight, is being sold for $1.7 million, according to TMZ; seen in 1996
Vehicle identification numbers visible also match original documents.
It has had several owners since the shooting, but the most recent put it through a full restoration.
Las Vegas Police impounded the car after the murder and sold it at auction, before it passed through several collectors.
It still boasts a black leather interior, the original 5.4-litre engine and a five-speed automatic gearbox – although it has 121,043 miles on the clock.
Pictured is the scene of the crime after the assassination of Tupac Shakur in 1996. Knight, who was accompanying Tupac, survived the shooting
The car previously appeared on the TV show Pawn Stars in 2018, priced at $1.5 million (£1.1 million).
Shakur, also known as 2Pac, is widely considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time.
He has sold more than 75 million records to date – many posthumously.
Knight, 54, is currently serving a lengthy jail term for voluntary manslaughter after running a man over in 2015.