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“Kobe Bryant’s 1963 Chevy Impala went for $221,000!”: Why a Chevrolet car from the Laker legend’s garage went for six figures

Jeet Pukhrambam

Kobe Bryant passed two years ago and yet, his belonging is entering collector's item territory. His 1963 Chevy Impala went for $221K!

Kobe Bryant passed two years ago and yet, his belonging is entering collector’s item territory. His 1963 Chevy Impala went for $221K!

Why did a 1963 Chevrolet impala go for that much money? Well for starters, the car belonged to Kobe Bryant. Since his demise, almost all of his items have gained a notorious rise in value.

Of course, as it belonged to a legend like Kobe, everyone wanted to bid. Owning a piece of machinery that the Laker legend himself once cherished is a worthy addition to any collection.

Secondly, the car was extremely souped-up. It was a low-rider with a custom paint job and a fully rebuilt engine. There was also a state-of-the-art hydraulics system, to help it achieve that low-rider look.

The interior of the car was also heavily worked on. It featured custom white leather upholstery and royal blue piping along with a carpet of the same color. There were also Swarovski crystals studded on the car.

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Vanessa Bryant’s gift for Kobe was this 1963 Chevy Impala

As it turns out, the car was a gift for Bryant from his wife Vanessa. She enlisted the help of West Coast Customs for the job. The car was given as a gift all the way back in 2006.

The Lakers legend sold it in 2013 and a buyer picked it up a year later.

Just last year it was put up on the auction block. After several bids, the car finally went for a staggering $221,000!

Who brought Kobe Bryant’s car? We don’t know. The bid came from Indiana, which was the only disclosed information. Whoever it was, he sure will be lucky to own a piece of machinery that the five-time champion himself used to own.

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    Jeet Pukhrambam

    Jeet Pukhrambam


    Jeet Pukhrambam is The SportsRush's Lead Editor for Basketball. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. Now, he ensures that The SportsRush produces the highest quality of writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, traveling, and dancing to techno. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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