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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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OJ was the Best/Worst Thing for the Bronco



You may have heard of the recent television series titled "The People vs. OJ Simpson". This dramatic true crime series recounts the OJ Simpson trial and other important moments surrounding the trial. One of those moments features Mr. Simpson's white Ford Bronco.


OJ Simpson rode around in his white Ford Bronco to avoid having to confront he very serious double homicide allegations being levied against him. His long time friend Al Cowlings was driving the vehicle with OJ sitting in the back with a gun to his head. A low speed police chase and media circus ensued.

Cowlings drove OJ to his home in Brentwood where he hid for about 45 minutes before surrendering. Inside the Bronco there was $8,750, a fake beard and moustache, a passport, and a loaded .357 Magnum.

Point is, this was the Bronco's time in the spotlight.

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If anything, the exposure from the Simpson chase may have given the Bronco a sales boost. The final sales figure for 1994 was 37,367, which was a nearly 7,000-unit jump from the year before, and the best sales year of the vehicle’s final five-year stretch. The exposure probably helped, but the Bronco could not outrun the fact that more practical vehicles of the same size could be found in many dealerships. The Bronco run ended in 1996.
But now the Bronco is returning, and so is a tv show about OJ. The world works in cycles my friends.

Was O.J. Simpson to Blame for the Demise of the Ford Bronco?



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2016, 04:17 PM
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Nah, he wasn't to blame for the demise since sales was boosted before the Bronco poduction run ended. Maybe it's my weird sense of humor but they could re-enact the chase in an ad for the new Bronco.
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That would certainly make headlines. As they say, any publicity is good publicity.



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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-27-2016, 09:14 PM
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Can't wait for it to one day cross the auction block at barrett jackson since its bound to get a lot of money, especially with the condition its in. Just imagine if the cops had rammed it... we probably wouldn't be looking at one of the most mint bronco's out there.
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I wonder where it is and how much it would sell for at auction.

Also, did you hear that a knife was found buried in OJ's old back yard?



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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2016, 03:59 PM
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No one can really say how much it will sell at auction for, really depends on how much someone is willing to pay. Would be cool if Jay Leno bought it.
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