The restored 750Li is on sale again - now do you want it?
There are numerous cars that have gained infamy over the decades for being closely involved in the untimely passing of celebrities. There was James Dean's ill-fated trip in a Porsche 550 Spyder, the Lincoln Continental Convertible that was transporting John F. Kennedy at the time of his assassination, and more recently, the Porsche Carrera GT that actor Paul Walker tragically lost his life in.
Of those three, only the Lincoln remains preserved, but another notorious automobile has just popped up once more: the 1996 BMW 750Li in which hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur was traveling in when he was shot. We previously reported on the 750Li being put up for sale nearly two years ago, and now Celebrity Cars Las Vegas has once again listed the Bimmer on its website.
While purchasing a car that resulted in someone's death is as dark as the 750Li's paintwork, its value has risen since we last reported on it. Previously, the asking price was $1.5 million but it's currently listed at $1.75 million. Not that anyone would be buying it for its specs, but for what it's worth, this BMW has a 5.4-liter 12-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic, and has 121,043 miles on the clock.
The description says that the car has been restored to the condition it was in before the incident took place and has a new coat of paint, with only a tiny indentation that's assumed to be the result of a bullet hole. Otherwise, it's claimed to be in an "excellent" condition with no known mechanical issues.
Interested buyers will have to pay a $20,000 refundable deposit (far more than you'd be paying for a similar '90s BMW 7 Series that doesn't have the same sketchy history) before making an offer, plus they'll have to sign a confidentiality agreement. The BMW is to be sold as-is and won't be covered by any kind of warranty.
Only time will tell if anyone is willing to cough up the hefty sum that could buy you eleven (!) brand new BMW M760i models. But of course, this 750Li isn't competing for luxury car honors - it's a piece of celebrity memorabilia and for some, maybe that's priceless.