The 1994 white Ford Bronco, notoriously known as O.J. Simpson’s getaway vehicle, is going up for auction on the History channel’s reality TV show, Pawn Stars.
Mike Gilbert, Simpson’s former sports agent, bought the car from its original owner, A.C. Cowlings, for $75,000 after the infamous slow-speed police chase. The Bronco has sat in storage for the past 23 years. It only broke its hiatus for a short time in 2003 when it went on display in a Las Vegas casino.
Now, Gilbert is bringing the notorious SUV to Pawn Stars where personality, Rick Harrison, who co-owns World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, is to sell the vehicle for a reported starting price of $500,000, according to Daily Mail.
Harrison said he normally doesn’t sell Simpson paraphernalia and that he’s “been offered some OJ stuff over the years and I always tell people to go someplace else,” the New York Post reports.
Wspecially with his kids around, he doesn’t wish to promote or glorify any criminal activities.
“I’m a dad with six kids and I’m trying to teach each of them a little bit of morality….I hate stuff like that in my store. This is one of the most conflicted episodes we’ve done.”
The Bronco gained its notoriety the day that Simpson was set to hand himself over to police, just five days after the murders of Ron Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown. It was driven by Cowlings during the infamous June 17, 1994 slow-speed police chase that was broadcast across the country as Simpson sat in the back with a gun to his head.
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Harrison said he and the cast of Pawn Stars were spooked the day Gilbert brought the SUV to their shop.
“I’m a superstitious guy and I got a little bad mojo [from the Bronco]. It felt odd and it was a little weird in the end and it made me feel weird.”
The Pawn Stars episode featuring the infamous Bronco will air August 14 at 10 p.m.
[Feature Photo: AP/Joseph Villarin, File]