The Tupac-Biggie Beef continues… and, this time, it’s over whose DEATH WHIP will sell first… and for the most money! Morbid auctions???
On March 9, 1997, Notorious B.I.G. AKA Biggie Smalls AKA Biggie was gunned down in an ocean green GMC Suburban. That infamous Suburban went to auction Friday.
Just one week earlier, the BMW Tupac was killed in on September 13, 1996 went up for auction as well. Tupac’s death mobile has had multiple owners since the 96′ shooting. But, the auction site says that the “indents from the hail of bullets that struck the vehicle” can still be seen clearly on the insides of the car’s door panels.
A according to the Moments in Time auction website, both Tupac’s BMW and the Suburban Biggie was killed in have asking prices of $1.5 million. Now, that’s a battle of the dollars!
NY Daily News reports:
The rivaling rappers died less than six months apart after they both fell victim to bloody drive-by shootings. The murders remain unsolved to this day, though many speculate that an ongoing beef between the two hip-hop legends led members of their respective entourages to carry out the killings.
The morbid auctions were first reported by TMZ.
Tupac’s BMW has switched owners a number of times, according to the auction site. But indents from the hail of bullets that struck the vehicle on Sept. 13, 1996 are still visible on insides of the door panels. The death mobile has more than 90,000 miles to its name.
Biggie’s ride has been the reliable mode of transportation for an unassuming Los Angeles family of six, who bought it at an auction less than a year after the “Big Poppa” rapper’s death. They learned that their family car had belonged to the rap star when a Los Angeles Police Department detective called and informed them that the vehicle was needed for a 2005 trial.
“We have kept the car now for 20 years and decided it is finally time to sell it,” the family wrote in an auction letter. “It is still in good running condition with 114,000 miles.”
The family refurbished the car, but promise in the auction letter that they will request that the LAPD return the original bullet-riddled doors to the new owner.