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Here's What's Happening To OJ's Infamous Bronco Right Before He's Released

Despite all of the intriguing aspects of OJ Simpson's infamous story, one detail has latched onto public memory: his car. On June 17, 1994, the nation was captivated by a low-speed chase through Los Angeles. A white Ford Bronco was travelling at painfully low speeds and being pursued by a gaggle of police cars. The Bronco was driven by Al Cowlings, and in the back seat was one OJ Simpson. The chase came just days after the shocking murders of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her acquaintance, Ron Goldman.

There were already a ton of questions swirling about Simpson’s potential role in the murders, and it advanced to the point that a warrant was issued. Simpson took off instead of surrendering as agreed, and the nation sat on edge wondering what he was going to do next. The chase eventually ended when the Juice returned home, and he would turn himself in to the authorities. The case was already a media sensation, but the mesmerizing scene of the low-speed chase and the wall-to-wall coverage it received from every network turned it into a full-blown frenzy.

As the Daily Mail shares, you can now own that very same white Bronco - if you have $700,000 to spare, that is. Simpson's former agent, Mike Gilbert, has been in possession of the vehicle, and he’s placed it up for sale. Damian Jones, a car auction specialist at British-based H&H Classics, anticipates a strong market for the infamous vehicle.

“Collectors are often attracted by a car with celebrity provenance, even if the person in question is infamous like OJ Simpson. It comes down to the fact that people like to own a piece of history and a possess a talking point, which this car certainly is,” he said. “This is a good time to sell because Simpson is back in the public eye, which means the value of the car has gone up. If the ambitious asking price is met then it would be a Ford Bronco record by quite some distance.”

The vehicle is currently on display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Tennessee. Janine Vaccarello offered up some thoughts on behalf of the museum.

“We are fortunate to have this piece of history in our collection - it's something that many of us watched and remember. This case was important for so many aspects of law enforcement from police procedures to DNA,” she said. “This is a part of our country's history that millions are interested in and we have people visiting just to see the infamous Bronco.”

Simpson and Cowlings both owned the same exact Bronco. Simpson’s was impounded as part of the criminal investigation. The pair took their joyride in Cowlings’ vehicle. Curiously, Simpson’s vehicle was destroyed after being used as evidence in the trial.

Gilbert is striking while the iron is hot, as there has been a revival in interest in the Simpson case over the past year for so. Some high-profile TV projects on the case generated a ton of interest, and the fact that Simpson is up for parole on an unrelated charge has only added to the intrigue.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: MailOnline

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