And he's about to be released from prison. Does he need a car?
Normally, a 1993 Ford Bronco for sale wouldn’t be newsworthy, but this is no ordinary 1993 Ford Bronco. It’s the most famous Bronco in the world – and it’s also about to become the most expensive. That’s because it once belonged to none other than O.J. Simpson, and is the same Bronco involved in the infamous low-speed police chase that was televised to 95 million people around the world in 1994 when Simpson fled after being accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman.
Now the Bronco’s current owner Mike Gillbert, who used to be Simpson’s sports agent, is trying to sell the famous SUV for an astronomical price. Currently, the world famous SUV resides in Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge. According to TMZ, Gillbert originally paid $75,000 for the Bronco in 1995, and now he’s looking to cash in on its notoriety. He’s already been offered a whopping $250,000 for the 24-year-old SUV, but turned the offer down as he’s looking to get $750,000 – $1 million. He has no emotional attachment to the famous SUV and has always seen it as an investment. Simpson was acquitted of double homicide in what is often referred to as the “Trial of the Century.”
He was sent to jail in 2008 for armed robbery after retrieving some of his memorabilia from a Las Vegas casino. “The Juice” was recently granted parole and will be released from jail this October. No doubt Gillbert is hoping this will spark renewed interest in the Bronco and increase its value. This might be one of the most famous cars in American history, but it seems hard to justify spending that much on a 1993 Ford Bronco. Alternatively, you could just wait for the new Bronco to roll out in 2020. If nobody buys the SUV, Gillbert will simply hand it down to his children. He’s also adamant he won’t sell it back to O.J. Simpson – not that he could afford it, anyway.