Hurley’s Jeep fetches big bucks, dude. And…

“Lost” finds a sack o’ money in show’s rides, other stuff

The “Dharma Van”, Hurley’s Camaro and the “Dharma Jeep,” three iconic symbols from the hit show “Lost,” sold for healthy bucks at the just-completed two-day “Lost – the Official Show Auction” in Calabass, CA.  Buyers from fifty countries around the world took home over 1100 lots of props, costumes and set pieces.

I quit watching “Lost” right around the time Sawyer turned from a villain to a “hero,” as worthy an idea as that was in the annals of television character development. But the public, hooked on the show’s premise of stranded island strangers, time travel, sexy violence, betrayal, drug addiction, drama and drollness, gave “Lost” a lengthy TV run.  Stars were made over the series’ 6 years, and if a star drove it, wore it, drank from it or spoke its name, you bet this stuff doesn’t go into the dumpster like Merv Griffin’s set, famously ressurrected on “Seinfeld.”

Since AutoGigolo ain’t called “HatchGigolo” or “Locke’sCompassGigolo,” we’ll focus on the rides, and list the other stuff afterward.   (All photos courtesy of Profiles In History)

Dharma Jeep: $20,000
Dharma Van: $47,500
Hurley's Camaro: $20,000

Other swag and what it sold for:

· Daniel Faraday’s journal w/extensive handwritten notes: $20,000

· Swan Station Computer: $16,000

· “Pilot” script signed by J.J. Abrams & Damon Lindelof  $15,000

· Season Six production artwork: $15,000

· Season One production artwork: $14,000

· Desmond’s fail-safe key with “Joe Inman” dog tag; $11,000

· Jack’s death costume from the series finale, “The End”: $9,000

· Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage: $9,000

· Charlie’s “DS” ring: $9,000

· Locke’s Compass: $8,000

· Baby Aaron’s crib: $8,000

· Fragment of Jacob’s tapestry: $6,500

· Hurley’s winning Mega Lotto Jackpot ticket: $5,500

· Jack’s Pilot episode costume:  $3,000

· Sawyer’s paperback copy of “Watership Down”:  $2,750

· Sawyer’s improvised reading glasses from Season Three: $2,250

· Set chair for Matthew Fox (“Jack”) : $1,200

Stuff you might recognize, from the auction block: (no final prices given.)

Locke's wheelchair ("Don't tell me what I can and can't do!")
Hatch door.
Ben’s handwritten orders to commute Juliet’s execution.
Large section of Oceanic Flight 815 wreckage.