A truly one-of-a-kind car which was custom built for the late, great Lakers legend Kobe Bryant (given to him by his wife Vanessa) is up for auction at goldinauctions.com as part of their 2021 Goldin Elite Auction which closes on January 30th. This automobile was commissioned by Kobe’s wife Vanessa as a gift for her husband for Christmas in 2006. Vanessa Bryant retained the services of West Coast Customs of Corona, CA, the famed shop that inspired MTV’s “Pimp My Ride”, to create the ultimate Impala lowrider. The car can be viewed here.
“You will not find a more sentimental Kobe Bryant item for public sale than this personally-owned vehicle gifted to Kobe by his wife Vanessa for Christmas,” says Goldin Auctions Founder and CEO Ken Goldin.
The custom-built vehicle has only 24,729 miles and was purchased in 2014 after being owned by the Bryant’s for a little under a decade. The vehicle also comes with the original title that reads “Vanessa Bryant” documenting the vehicle’s ownership history. The interior is custom white leather and also includes a deluxe custom Soundsystem.
The 2021 Goldin Elite Auction is open for bidding now (began January 11) and closes January 30th online at Goldinauctions.com. Highlighted items in the auction are a 2002-03 Michael Jordan Final Career Game Used & Signed Washington Wizards Road Jersey Photo Matched To 14 Games – Final Jersey Worn April 16, 2003 (MeiGray, Sports Investors, Beckett & Koehler), a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie Card – PSA NM-MT 8 – One of the Finest PSA NM-MT 8 Examples in the Hobby, a 2012-13 National Treasures (RPA) #151 Anthony Davis Signed NBA Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10, a 2019-20 Panini Flawless “Logoman” #LMZWL Zion Williamson Game Used Logoman Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA MINT 9, a 2004/05 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition “Authentic Patches” #AFP-LJ LeBron James Game Used Logoman Patch Card (#1/1) – PSA NM 7, a 2018 Panini Prizm Gold Prizm #280 Luka Doncic Rookie Card (#03/10) – PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 3!”, a 2018-19 Panini Contenders Optic Gold Vinyl #128 Luka Doncic Signed Rookie Card – BGS GEM MINT 9.5/BGS 10, a 1998-99 Upper Deck “Jordan Jersey Autographs” #MJX-GJ Michael Jordan Signed Game Used Patch Card (#13/23) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10, a 2009/10 Panini National Treasures “Century Platinum” #206 Stephen Curry Signed Patch Rookie Card (#3/5) – BGS GEM MT 9.5/BGS 10, a 1999 Pokemon 1st Edition PSA GEM MT 10 Complete Set (103) Featuring #4 Charizard Example, and the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Used Men’s Basketball Backboard Used for Every Game and Dream Team Gold Medal Game! (Sourced From Barcelona Spain/Letter of Provenance/Olympic Receipt).
About Goldin Auctions:
Goldin Auctions is the world’s largest and most admired sports memorabilia auction house, becoming the first company in the industry to eclipse $100 million in annual sales (2020). Founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $750 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history, and pop culture. The company is renowned for it’s player collections having brought collections from legends such as Cal Ripken Jr., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Montana, Barry Bonds, and numerous others to the public. In the August 2020 Auction, Goldin Auctions sold a 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects #BDPP89 Mike Trout (Superfractors) Signed Rookie Card (#1/1) for an All-time public sale record of $3.84 million and the 2003-04 UD “Exquisite Collection” Rookie Patch Autograph (RPA) #78 LeBron James Signed Rookie Card (#02/99) for $1.1 million, plus the previous public sale record holder the 1909-11 Honus Wagner T206 card for $3.12 million, a 1909-11 Honus Wagner PSA 1 for $1,426,800 the record for any card in the PSA 1 grade, a 2013-14 National Treasures Horizontal (RPA) #130 Giannis Antetokounmpo Signed NBA Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) – BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 for $1.85 million – a basketball card record, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Prospects Red Refractor – BGS 9.5 for $922,500, several 2003-04 Exquisite LOGOMAN Cards featuring LeBron James for $900,000 the record for any Basketball card, 2003-04 LeBron James Game Used Rookie Jersey for $392,500 the highest paid for a LeBron James Rookie Jersey, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit www.goldinauctions.com.