Car Tupac was in when he was shot dead auctioned for $1.7 million

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The car Tupac Shakur was in when he was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996 is being sold for $1.75 million.

The legendary rapper was a passenger in a BMW 750Li when he was gunned down.

It is now being auctioned off by a dealer in the same city having been painstakingly restored – with its original leaser in prison.

A small indentation where a bullet may have hit remains visible on one of the doors – serving as a reminder of the car’s grisly history.

The shooting took place while Shakur was being driven by notorious record producer Suge Knight after watching a boxing match at a casino.

Witnesses described seeing a white Cadillac pull up alongside the pair’s black BMW – from which the assailant then carried out the shooting in a matter of seconds.

Shakur, 25, was struck in the chest, arm and thigh by four .40 calibre rounds fired from a pistol.

He died in hospital from his wounds six days later.

The killer has never been caught although numerous theories abound over their identity.

The new owner of the car will be provided with documentation proving its history.

This includes a certificate showing it was first purchased by Death Row Records – founded by Knight.

Vehicle identification numbers visible also match original documents.

It has had several owners since the shooting but the most recent put it through a full restoration.

Las Vegas Police impounded the car after the murder and sold it at auction before it passed through several collectors.

It still boasts a black leather interior, the original 5.4-litre engine and a five-speed automatic gearbox – although it has 121,043 miles on the clock.

The BMW is now being sold by Celebrity Cars Las Vegas.

A $20,000 refundable deposit is required from any interested buyers before an offer can be made.

The car appeared on the TV show ‘Pawn Stars’ in 2018, priced at $1.5 million (£1.1 million).

Shakur, also known as 2Pac, is widely considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time.

He has sold more than 75 million records to date – many posthumously.

Knight, 54, is currently serving a lengthy jail term for voluntary manslaughter after running a man over in 2015.