Pawn Stars, History's (probably) hit show about pawn stars pawning stuff, is getting it's most famous pawn to date: the white Ford Bronco that carried O.J. Simpson down the 405 in 1994. The "slow-speed" chase, which lasted 90 minutes, ended with the car's owner/driver Al Cowlings and Simpson returning to the former NFL star's home to surrender to the police. Simpson's former agent Mike Gilbert came into possession of the Bronco, and 23 years later, he's trying to make some money off it—half a million bucks, to be exact.
So far, the biggest score to be picked by the Pawn Shop has been some gold bars for $128,000, according to , so the Bronco might be stretch. But Gilbert, who's planning to give the $500,000 to his children, is trying to strike a Pawn-Star-history-making deal. Exciting stuff.
Pawn Star's Rick Harrison shared his somewhat problematic thoughts on the Bronco and its high-profile passenger with . Take them as you will:
I never glorify gangsters or murderers on the show … and I think OJ is a d*****bag … who did some really bad things. I'm a dad with six kids and I'm trying to teach each of them a little bit of morality. But I felt it would be good for the show and I figured I'd give it a shot.
Simpson's own identical white Ford Bronco was destroyed years ago, but his controversial legacy is doing fine, just in time for him to be released on parole in October.
The episode will run August 14 on the History Channel. Here's a clip: