- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 10, 2017

The white Ford Bronco in which O.J. Simpson led Los Angeles police on a low-speed freeway chase will be featured on an upcoming edition of the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” program, the New York Post reported recently.

Currently owned by Mike Gilbert, a former agent of Simpson’s, the 1993 Bronco has mostly sat around in storage since Mr. Gilbert purchased it off of Simpson friend A.C. Cowlings, the man behind the wheel in the tense June 17, 1994, incident.

In a History Channel teaser video hosted at the Post’s website, Mr. Gilbert explains how he came to own the vehicle.

“There were some people that were going to sell the Bronco to a company called, I think it’s Graveline Tours, and they were going to go up and down the freeway, go by the murder site, and I just thought that’d be classless, especially since the trial hadn’t started, yet.” Mr. Gilbert said. “So I got it from A.C., and I kept it pretty much hidden for the last 22 years.”

In his “Pawn Stars” appearance, Mr. Gilbert also disclosed he had previously turned down a half-million-dollar offer on the vehicle.

The Bronco itself is in good condition to take for a Sunday drive.

“It’s in amazing shape,” pawn shop owner Rick Harrison said, the Post reported. “I drove it around and it felt a little odd, but it runs great. I think [Gilbert] was a little nervous that I was going to scratch it or wreck it.”

That said, Mr. Harrison added, there’s something just kinda creepy about owning an artifact of the crime of the century.

“I’m a superstitious guy and I got a little bad mojo [from the Bronco],” he said, the Post reported.

To find out if a deal was struck for America’s most infamous SUV to change hands once again, you can tune in on Aug. 14 to the History Channel at 10 p.m. (EDT).

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