'Breaking Bad' cars cross the auction block
It's your chance to own Walter White's Pontiac Aztek or Jesse Pinkman's Toyota Tercel.
Millions of “Breaking Bad” fans woke up Monday dissecting the bloody demise of Walter White, and mourning the ending of the ground-breaking, Emmy-winning TV show.
But if you aren’t ready to leave the series behind -- and want to own and maybe cruise in an authentic piece of the “Breaking Bad” legacy -- the Hollywood memorabilia online auction site ScreenBid.com is offering the chance to bid on some of the star cars from all five seasons.
Until Oct. 7, you'll have the chance to bid online on some of the most iconic vehicles of “Breaking Bad,” including the 2003 Pontiac Aztek driven by Walt as he morphed into his Heisenberg persona. Of of three Azteks used in the series, this was a “crash vehicle." Its rear quarter panel is crushed, the windshield is broken, and it's not in driving condition.
If you prefer to roll like the predatory Walt from the final episode, you can bid on the 1977 Cadillac Sedan de Ville that Bryan Cranston's character used to wreak his revenge. While the paint is faded and the body has some dings, the car is drivable. But a machine gun isn’t rigged in the trunk, although you may find a bullet hole or two in the body.
If you’re more of a Jesse fan, you can grab either of the jalopies Walter’s young protégé drove. The 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was his steed at the start of the series is available for bidding, although the car’s hydraulics system doesn’t work. Or you could find yourself behind the wheel of Jesse’s 1986 Toyota Tercel TDX, from which Aaron Paul's character tossed “fat stacks” of cash out the window.
The 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that Walt’s wife Skyler, played by Anna Gunn, drove in the early part of the series is also at auction, although it has bubbling and chipping paint and leaks oil. Other "Breaking Bad" vehicles on the block include Badger's Pontiac Fiero, Todd's Chevy El Camino and even a Vamonos Pest truck.
While die-hard "Breaking Bad" fans undoubtedly will buy these cars as collector’s items or conversation pieces without caring about their actual real-world value, ScreenBid has partnered with Experian Automotive to provide free vehicle history reports to anyone interested in bidding on vehicles.
If a car is out of your budget but you can’t bear to miss out on owning a piece of "Breaking Bad" history, you can also bid on the slightly charred pink teddy bear that dropped out of an airplane and into Walt’s swimming pool, as seen in several episodes. And if you are a hardcore fan who wants to keep Walt's legacy really close -- and hopefully undercover -- there’s a pair of his signature tighty-whiteys to cherish as your own.
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