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Kobe Bryant's

Pimped Out Lowrider

BOMBS at Car Auction

1/20/2014 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120_KOBES_CAR_Barrett-JacksonKobe Bryant's old pimped out Chevy Impala just got ROCKED at a major car auction in Arizona ... selling for BARELY HALF of what the owners were hoping to pull in ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The car was originally a gift from Vanessa to Kobe back in 2006 ... and she had the thing customized for Bryant by the guys from the old MTV show "Pimp My Ride."

Kobe got rid of the car back in 2013 ... and the new owners have been spending the past several months trying to unload it for somewhere in the $100k range.

After it failed to sell on an Internet auction site, the owners decided to take it to the legendary Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ ... and it finally hit the auction block this weekend.

Problem is, the owners didn't get the 6-figure payday they were expecting ... they got WAYYYY less -- we're talking $53,900 ... barely half of what they wanted.

It sorta makes sense ... since the competition at the BJ auction was fierce -- it was up against some of the best vehicles on the market ... including TWO BATMOBILES!!!

Hard to compete with Bruce Wayne's toys.

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13 COMMENTS

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1.

Jordan    

The owners should have put a Reserve on the car. Is that 53 Grand Before or After they had to pay the 25-30% Auction Fee?

246 days ago
2.

Tony626    

You gotta realize, who really wants to spend $100,000 on a low rider impala? People with that kind of disposable income generally buy high class cars. How many doctors do you think would buy that over a Mercedes or Porsche? There are only so many rapper/athletes in the world...

246 days ago
3.

bonnie bell    

Man if I would of known I would of paid the asking price...oh well.

246 days ago
4.

TheBestHeEverHad    

I bet if Kobes mom sold it she would've brought in some money.

246 days ago
5.

annie    

SWEET car. Cant expect more though

246 days ago
6.

jdigity    

Did it come with any of Kobe's loads of busted nuts in the back seat?

246 days ago
7.

peddle petter    

How much did the 1969 Batmobile bring @ the Barret-Jackson

246 days ago
8.

belyoe    

Customized by the pump my ride garage?? Hardly foose

246 days ago

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