Los Angeles, Aug 11: A white Ford Bronco that carried former NFL star O.J. Simpson in the infamous 1994 chase when he tried to evade Los Angeles police, is now up for sale, the media reported.
The car had been owned by Al “A.C.” Cowlings, Simpson’s friend and former teammate, reports CNN.
During the chase, Cowlings drove the car and spoke with the police on his cell phone. Simpson, armed with a handgun, rode in the back after refusing to surrender in connection with the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.
The 60-mile, low-speed pursuit through Los Angeles was broadcast live around the world, catapulting the car into history.
Shortly after the chase, the Bronco was bought by Mike Gilbert, who had been Simpson’s agent.
Gilbert said he kept it pretty much hidden.
More than two decades later, he is offering it for sale on an upcoming episode of “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel, CNN reported.
On the show, customers present their stuff at a Las Vegas pawn shop, discuss a price with the owners and decide whether to sell.
“It’s really one of the most iconic things we’ve ever had,” Chumlee Russell, one of the stars of the show, who appears in the segment, told CNN.
“I feel like everybody watched the slow speed Bronco chase. Even my brother who was born in 1996 knows about the Bronco chase.”