Stolen "Pulp Fiction" Car Found in California

The car was stolen nearly two decades ago from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013  |  Updated 11:08 AM PDT
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Stolen "Pulp Fiction" Car Found in California

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Quentin Tarantino's 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu was stolen in 1994 during the production of "Pulp Fiction."

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A classic red Chevrolet convertible featured in the film "Pulp Fiction'' has been found nearly two decades after it was stolen.

The San Bernardino County Sun in California was first to report movie director Quentin Tarantino's 1964 Chevelle Malibu, which was stolen in 1994, had been recovered.

John Travolta's character drove the cherry red car in the classic movie. He crashes it into a drug dealer's house as he tries to get help for his date who has overdosed.

Tarantino either used his own car in the movie or took possession of it after filming.

TMZ says the car was found in Oakland, California, and that police have not been able to get a hold of Tarantino to tell him the good news.  Apparently the VIN had been changed or cloned.

Sheriff's Sgt. Albert Anolin said an investigation into an old Malibu in the desert city of Victorville on April 18 led detectives to another Malibu in the Oakland area.

They then confirmed that vehicle belonged to Tarantino and was reported stolen in 1994.

Authorities say the car's current owner is not believed to be involved in its theft and is considered to be a victim of a fraud.

A message seeking Tarantino's comment was not immediately returned.

 

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