If you have an extra R24 million lying around, you could place your bid to become the new owner of the 1996 BMW 750IL that Tupac Shakur was shot in 25 years ago.
TMZ reports that the car is up for sale in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a price of $1.7 million (R24.2 million).
According to Daily Mail UK, Tupac (aged 25) was shot four times while sitting in the passenger seat, while the car was idling at a stoplight.
Despite the conspiracy theories that have proliferated mainstream media over the years, the shooting is still considered to have been a gang-related drive-by shooting.
A Las Vegas dealer is now auctioning off the car after it was painstakingly restored, removing the bullet holes that once served as a reminder of the car’s grim history.
The car’s original leaser, notorious record producer Suge Knight, is in prison and has been for years for an unrelated crime. Tupac’s unknown killer(s) are still at large.
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Knight was driving Tupac back to his accommodation after an evening spent watching a boxing match at a casino.
Shakur was struck in the chest, arm and thigh by four .40 caliber rounds fired from a pistol, reports Daily Mail UK. He later died in hospital from his wounds, six days after the shooting.
Upon making the purchase, the BMW’s new owner will be provided with documentation proving its history.
“This includes a certificate showing it was first purchased by Death Row Records – founded by Knight.”
Although it has had several owners since the shooting, its most recent owner is the only one who had it restored.
The car’s features
The BMW has a black leather interior, its original 5.4-litre engine and a five-speed automatic gearbox.
It has a mileage of 121,043 miles (194,799 kilometers).
Compiled by Kaunda Selisho