It was almost 25 years ago that rapper Tupac Shakur was leaving a boxing match at the MGM on September 7, 1996. He and friend Suge Knight were driving a black BMW 750il when they came to a red light on East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. It was there that a rival opened fire on the car. Shakur was hit four times by .40 calibre rounds fired from a Glock. Two of the rounds hit him in the chest, the other two hit him in the arm and in the leg. Shakur was rushed to the hospital and was put on life support in the intensive care unit at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Six days later, on September 13, Shakur was pronounced dead. Since then, the car has been hidden away. For the first time since Shakur’s death, the car is up for sale through Celebrity Cars.
According to the listing, the car has had several owners since the shooting. The most recent owner completely restored it to the condition it was in before the shooting. It has a new coat of paint, and the bullet holes have been filled in. The wheels from the shooting have been returned to the car. The odometer reads only 121,000 miles on the odometer, and the engine is in good running condition. The 1996 BMW 7 Series had a 5.4L 12 cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The car is rear-wheel drive. Matching the black exterior, the interior is done in black leather.
The car comes with documentation proving ownership and lists Death Row Records as the current owner. You can pick up this piece of music history for a meagre US$1,750,000. It’s a bit morbid, but not nearly as macabre as it would be if the bullet holes were still there.