O.J. Simpson has been granted parole and the new Ford Bronco is coming back in 2020. But you can buy the notorious Bronco from that 1994 police chase now.
The 1993 Ford Bronco that was driven by Al Cowlings with O.J. Simpson crouched down in the back during that infamous chase post the double murder in 1994, is now for sale. This is one of the most notorious cars ever to have been part of a crime and it resides in the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN now. Currently the SUV is under the ownership of Mike Gilbert who was O.J.’s sports agent in the past.
The asking price for this white Ford Bronco is considerably high. Gilbert is willing to part with the car if someone comes forward with a quote in the range of $750,000 to $1 million. That’s a lot of money for an old Bronco. But given its popularity (of the negative kind), there may be people around who’d like to own the car which was watched by more than 90 million of viewers on live television in 1994.
Gilbert had bought the Bronco in 1995 from Al Cowlings at $75,000 and a TMZ report on the topic claims that he has no emotional attachment for the off-roader. He always considered it as an investment. There was a time when he was offered $250,000 for the white Bronco and he turned down that deal.
The 1993 Ford Bronco which was part of the O.J. Simpson chase is often hailed as one of the most famous cars in American history.
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Simpson who was acquitted in the double homicide case after what’s often referred to as the “Trial of the Century”. However, he was put behind bars in 2008 for teaming up with a gang of armed robbers to retrieve some of his memorabilia from a Las Vegas casino.
With “The Juice” being granted parole, after completing nine years of his 33-year sentence, this Ford Bronco’s value is going to shoot up in the coming weeks.
O.J. Simpson will be out on parole as early as October. But Mike Gilbert has no plans to sell the car to him. Not that “The Juice” can afford the huge price tag which has been slapped on to the Bronco’s fender now.
If nobody comes forward with the case full of dollars that Gilbert wants in exchange for the keys, the car will be passed down to his children.