Late rapper Tupac Shakur’s customized Hummer was sold at an auction for more than a quarter of a million dollars on Thursday.
A Shakur fan from the Midwest who chose to remain anonymous got the fully loaded vehicle for the bid of $337,114 at RR Auction in Boston. At the time of sale, the car’s odometer shows a traveled distance of a little over 10,000 miles.
The Hummer H1 came fully-equipped with 6.5-liter, turbo diesel V-8 engine and sports an external PA system with three sirens, diamond-plate bumpers, off-road lights, a grille guard, a 360-degree spotlight, and oversized off-road wheels and tires. It is also packed with a 12-disc Clarion sound system, Sony GPS and a central tire inflation system.
Shakur reportedly purchased the pimped out ride three months before he was brutally shot multiple times in 1996. The still unresolved drive-by shooting happened as Shakur was leaving a boxing match with the former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight in Las Vegas. The tragic attack left the popular artist dead six days later at the age of 25.
“It’s an incredible piece of hip-hop history that evokes the invincible spirit of one of rap’s true lyrical giants,” said Robert Livingston, RR Auction executive vice president. “We are thrilled at the price achieved and with the continued success of our specialty themed auctions.”
The slain star has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by several influential publications, including Rolling Stone, which placed him 86th on its “The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list.