Hopefully this time the buyer will actually pay.
Earlier this month we learned that slain rapper Tupac Shakur’s 1996 Hummer H1 was going up for auction again, a year after it first hit the block. It originally sold for $337,144, but the transaction wasn't completed because the buyer defaulted on payment. So RR Auction, as AutoGuide first reported, tried its luck again this year, hoping for the Hummer to fetch at least $100,000. Fortunately, it went for quite a bit more. The latest winning bid, a solid $206,531, bid came from a Baltimore-based businessman whose identity will remain anonymous.
That figure is actually pretty good, all things considered, and hopefully this new buyer won’t default. It’s be a real shame if they did because the Hummer is a real piece of history. It was the final vehicle Shakur bought, less than a month before he was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 13, 1996. Shakur also tricked it out with several modifications, including a 360-degree spotlight, off-road lights, diamond-plate bumpers, off-road wheels and a 12-disc CD players (it was the 90s, remember?). Power comes courtesy of a 6.5-liter diesel V8 with 195 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. There’s only 10,101 miles on the odometer. Assuming the sale goes through, its new owner will likely see its value appreciate over the years.