A Vancouver seller made a fortune during a recent Boston-based RR Auction sale, as the 1996 American Motors Hummer he offered to the bidding wars fetched three times the estimated price.
This is of course thanks to the previous owner’s name attached to the documents. We’re talking here about rap legend Tupac Amaru Shakur – who owned this example of fine American off-roading credentials back in 1996 – exactly the same year he was gunned down, and as we all know it, the murderer hasn’t been found to this day. This American Motors Hummer is also a model that preceded the GM’ built Hummer H1, and now an important memorabilia item for collectors and fans of 2Pac as well. The car fetched at an auction no less than $337,144.50 – which is a big lump of money for a Hummer any way you look at it.
But since the model was actually customized according to the artist’s wishes, the money might be warranted for a diehard fan. The fully specked model has under the hood a 6.5 liter, turbo diesel V8 engine with automatic transmission, and the odometer only clocked 10,101 miles. This is a hardtop body configuration with 38? Dick Cepek off-road lights, a 360-degree spotlight, a grille guard, diamond-plate bumpers, GC Package oversized off-road wheels and tires, and an external PA system with three sirens. The cabin features burl wood with beige leather upholstery, and provides a 12-disc Clarion sound system, Sony GPS, and even a 12,000-pound winch.