The name Tupac Shakur will forever resonate in the world of hip-hop, and so shall the rapper’s final vehicle purchase — a customized 1996 Hummer H1, which recently sold at an RR Auction for the price of $337,144, despite being estimated at only $100,000.
With just 10,101 miles, this Hummer is powered by GM’s 6.5-liter Duramax V-8 turbodiesel paired with an automatic transmission. The vehicle does have a few modifications, including a grille guard with trail-lights fixed to the grille guard and roof, a 360-degree spotlight, and an external PA system with three sirens. It also has a 12,000-pound winch and a central tire inflation system.
The SUV also features several cosmetic enhancements, including diamond-plate bumpers, a lift kit, 38-inch Dick Cepek wheel and tire combo, and white “ELIMINATOR” lettering over the rear fenders. Inside, the H1 flaunts the original beige leather upholstery and burl wood trim. An audio system is comprised of a Clarion head unit, 12-disc changer, and Sony GPS system.
Also included with the purchase was the vanity license plate reading “YAKNPAK,”which pays homage to 2Pac and fellow Outlawz rapper Yaki “Prince” Kadafi, who died two months after 2Pac. Both rappers were said to ride around in the Hummer H1 often. There are also two promotional cassettes for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and 2Pac’s “All Eyez on Me.”
RR Auction also had supporting documentation for the Hummer, and even had letters signed by 2Pac referencing the East Coast-West Coast rivalry. According to reports, the letters sold for $11,840.