Car from OJ Simpson's infamous 1994 police chase up for sale

The Ford Bronco used in OJ Simpson's infamous 1994 police chase is up for sale after his death.



The car used in OJ Simpson's police chase is up for sale
The car used in OJ Simpson's police chase is up for sale

The car used in OJ Simpson's 1994 police chase is up for sale.

The 76-year-old former NFL player died last week following a battle with prostate cancer, and just days after his death it has emerged that the current owners of the infamous white Ford Bronco are planning to sell the vehicle.

Around 95 million Americans tuned in to see Simpson's car chase in June 1994, and the car has become of the most recognisable in US history.

Speaking to former ESPN reporter Darren Rovell's, the owners have said they will sell the Bronco.

Simpson's former agent Michael Gilbert said: "Before OJ passed, we had always thought this was going to be the year we were going to sell because it’s the 30th anniversary.

“Who knows if we are all going to be around for the 35th or the 40th?”

Gilbert co-owns the car with two friends of Al Cowlings, Simpson's friend and former teammate who originally owned the vehicle and was driving it in the chase.

The trio claim the latest offer for the car was $750,000, but they want to get "at least $1.5 million".

The police chase came just four days after Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goodman were found dead outside her LA home.

Simpson was arrested in 1994 for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown, 35, and her friend Ron Goldman, 25, at her Los Angeles home and was sensationally acquitted after an 11-month trial in which his $50,000-a-day, nine-strong ‘Dream Team’ line-up of attorneys argued police mishandled DNA evidence.

Even though Simpson was spared jail, a separate civil trial jury found the former NFL player-turned actor liable for the deaths in 1997 and ordered him to pay $33.5 million to their families.

The vehicle was most recently loaned to the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Tennessee, where it was on display since 2016.

Ally Pennington, the Alcatraz East Crime Museum’s museum artifacts and programs manager, told People magazine: "I think it's one of those vehicles that most people have heard of.

"Most people remember the chase happening. And so it's one of those artifacts that typically people have memories attached to.

"They remember where they were when the chase was happening and when they televised it."