In case you’re a particularly macabre automotive collector, Tupac Shakur’s murder car is currently available for purchase.
California’s chotchkie dealer, Moments in Time, is listing Death Row co-founder Suge Knight’s black 1996 BMW 750iL on its website for a cool $1.5 million. That’s roughly $1.49 million over the estimated private party value of an E38 Bimmer — and I even gave Moments in Time enough credit to assume it was in extremely good condition.
Apparently, one of the best things you can do for the resale value of your car is to make sure that a celebrity was killed inside of it. However, Shakur technically died several days later as a result of injuries sustained in the September 7, 1996 Last Vegas drive-by shooting. Perhaps you can use that information to haggle down the price.
Listed next to the script for Donald Trump’s famous stuffed crust pizza ad, the website offers only Craigslist-level photography, a guarantee of authenticity, and proof of vehicle’s identification number.
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The 750iL is restored and still still has bullet marks visible inside the door panels. With only 92,000 miles on the odometer and a clean looking exterior, this would make a great daily driver for someone interested in a pristine E38. I have also no doubt that this model will be a future classic someday.
Knight’s BMW has changed hands several times since being impounded by the Vegas police department and initially auctioned off, with Moments in Time being the most recent owner. While the price does seem steep, CNN reported that Shakur’s personally customized Hummer went for $337,114 last May. There is definitely a market for things like this, all thanks to the deep-pockets-and-no-taste crowd.