A collector is currently auctioning the cars used to murder Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. in separate drive-by shootings over 20 years ago.
Moments in Time founder, Gary Zimet, has put up a GMC Suburban SUV and a BMW 7 Series for sale this week.
The vehicles are just two of the curious and outright morbid items available in the collection Zimet. He is also selling the only copy of the real Schindler's List acquired from the family of Itzhak Stern and the hearse that carried Dr. Martin Luther King. He also has the exact copy of Double Fantasy that late The Beatles member John Lennon signed for his murderer Mark David Chapman.
History For Sale
In an interview with Pitchfork, he explained how he came about the vehicles used to kill the famous rappers. He recounted that, years ago, a family purchased the GMC Suburban SUV by chance without knowing about its history. They only found out that it is an important piece when a detective involved in the B.I.G. case contacted and asked them to return the vehicle for evidence. The family eventually got it back and is now looking to sell it.
Meanwhile, the BMW 7 has already been in his possession. He said the vehicle was already fully restored and, "unfortunately," the bullet holes were done over.
He believes that there is a historical significance to both vehicles.
"I know museums would love to have it, as they are currently building a hip-hop museum in New York City. Unfortunately, museums are perpetually broke," he stated. "But look, eventually it will sell, no question. It's just about finding the right buyer."
The GMC Suburban SUV is being sold for $750,000 (down from the initial asking price of $1 million.) On the other hand, the BMW 7 Series used to murder Tupac is being sold for $1.5 million.
Remembering Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G.
There has been a renewed interest in the murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. over 20 years ago. A&E aired a three-part documentary in September called Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. that is now available for streaming on Tidal.
There is also an ongoing USA series titled Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. that chronicles the investigations of both murders. Josh Duhamel plays the role of Detective Greg Kading in the miniseries.
Exactly 21 years after the murder of B.I.G, Cee Lo Green paid tribute to the legendary rapper in an interview with The Breakfast Club.
The Notorious B.I.G. was killed on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. Meanwhile, Tupac was murdered in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, 1996.