"Lost" Vehicle Auction Gives Fans More Questions Without Answers

Later this month, fans of the TV series "Lost" will be able to bid on more than a thousand trinkets from the show, from beer cans to Hurley's Camaro. Just reading the descriptions may trigger a few angry flash-sideways.

No television show has ever left more ardent fans feeling more bitter than "Lost" and now you can relive those feelings by buying some of the most iconic pieces of "Lost" at auction, from Sawyer's beach library to a foam statue of a four-toed foot.

The auction includes three semi-collectible cars: a Volkswagen Bus and Jeep painted in the Smurf blue color scheme of the Dharma Initiative and Hurley's Camaro. In the spirit of the show itself, buyers get more questions than answers:

Second generation Chevrolet Camaro (circa 1970-1972), painted red with white stripes. Fitted with alloy wheels, black vinyl seats and black carpeting. The car is in operating condition and is equipped with small block V-8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. ... The interior shows minor wear, A/C unit has been removed and there is a small crack in the lower corner of the front windshield; otherwise, it remains in very good condition.

Not much to go on for the casual buyer. For fans of the show who saw it fly through the air and sport an odometer reading "481516 - 2342" it's even less. All for an expected price of up to $25,000.

"Lost" Vehicle Auction Gives Fans More Questions Without Answers

Hurley's other set of show wheels saw far more screentime, as the Dharma vans were frequently used to haul gunshot victims and mow down mercenaries. (Also, Walt.) This VW Type 2 comes from an unknown year with uncertain mileage and nothing about condition other than what's visible. Expected price: $8,000 to $12,000.

"Lost" Vehicle Auction Gives Fans More Questions Without Answers

There's also this Jeep, with an expected hammer price of $6,000 to $8,000. It's a CJ-7 with a dent in the windshield frame. "The interior has no carpet and the driver's seat is ripped; otherwise, it remains in serviceable condition." There's no word on the title status for any of the three. And what better to service these gems than Dharma-brand motor oil and engine supplies.

All three carry no guarantee of title or road-readiness. While these three are OK, a far cooler choice would have been Jack's kickin' Bronco. Whatever happened to it? Just add it to the list.

The auction begins Aug. 21 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can submit bids online here. [via LiveAuctioneer/Profiles in History]