Kevorkian Van in Michigan State Police Garage
  • Kevorkian Van in Michigan State Police Garage
  • This is a minvan belonging to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, 62, a retired Royal Oak, Mich. pathologist inventor of a devise to commit suicide. Janet Adkins, 54, of Portland, Ore., died on Monday in afternoon after Kevorkian drove her in his van to a park in northern Oakland County. According to Kevorkian, he and one of his relatives attached Adkins to a heart monitor, then put an intravenous tube in her arm. She later died in the first use of the machine. The van is shown in a Michigan State Police garage in Pontiac, Michigan, Wednesday, June 6, 1990. (AP Photo/Michael E. Samojeden)
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Jack Kevorkian van
  • Jack Kevorkian van
  • Detroit police officers stand guard at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office in Detroit, Michigan on August 4, 1993, as a van owned by Dr. Jack Kevorkian, of Royal Oak, Mich., arrives at the facility. Kevorkian said he “assisted Thomas Hyde in a merciful suicide,” on Wednesday in Kevorkian’s van on Belle Isle, an island in the Detroit River. Hyde, 30, from Novi, Mich., was suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a degenerative nerve disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. (AP Photo/Jon Freilich)
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BODY FOUND
  • BODY FOUND
  • An Oakland County, Mich., Sheriff's Deputy stands by in a driving snow as a tow truck pulls Dr. Jack Kevorkian's minivan away from a parking lot in front of the Medical Examiner's office Monday morning, Jan. 29, 1996, in Pontiac, Mich. Oakland County Sheriff John F. Nichols said the van was registered to Kevorkian and contained the body of a woman. Officials were awaiting a search warrant before removing the body. Kevorkian has acknowledged attending 26 deaths since l990. In two cases last year, bodies were left in about the same place. (AP Photo/Richard Sheinwald)
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With Halloween fast approaching, a Detroit pawnshop is offering a macabre automotive memento to park in your garage – Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Volkswagen Bus (pictured above in 1990). The van is currently a broken-down heap with the interior a mess, but the title and registration proves Dr. Kevorkian's ownership. The pawnbroker is hoping to get $40,000 for the ghoulish ride, according to an interview with Fox 2 News.

If you're unfamiliar, Dr. Kevorkian rose to prominence in the '90s when he helped with 130 assisted suicides. It earned him the nickname Dr. Death, and he was eventually convicted of second-degree murder in 1999, serving eight years in prison. He died in 2011.

Kevorkian's VW has had quite a history. The van was reportedly due to be destroyed in 1997 but somehow avoided the crusher. A retired VW parts dealer put the bus on eBay in 2010, but the vehicle was removed for violating the site's policy against selling "murderabilia." The VW eventually went to auction, but this report said that it hasn't moved in over two years. The video below shows the decrepit vehicle currently, and the gallery above has period photos from the Associated Press.

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