The truck has been listed for $1.5 million (£1.2 million) through memorabilia dealer Moments in Time. According to the New York Post's Page Six, the owners were initially unaware of the vehicle's back story.

Moments in Time dealer Gary Zimet told the publication, "The woman that bought the car needed something that could fit her family of six. She had the car for four years before she realised that it was Biggie Smalls' (Notorious B.I.G.'s) car."

"The buyers of the car unknowingly purchased the vehicle at a public auction in October of 1997," he continued. "They were made aware by the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) in 2005 of the car's violent hip-hop history. The car is currently in good running condition with 114,000 miles."

The rapper was leaving a Soul Train Music Awards afterparty in Los Angeles in 1997 when the vehicle he was travelling in was fired at. The car still features a bullet hole in the seatbelt and the original door will be returned to the new owner after the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the unsolved crime is officially closed.

Bosses at Moment in Time are also selling the black BMW rival rapper Tupac Shakur was riding in with Death Row Records founder Suge Knight when he was shot and killed in 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada for $1.5 million.