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Stolen 'Pulp Fiction' Car Found in Bay Area

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



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

    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 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 the Oakland area 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.

    This is the third stolen celebrity car that has a Northern California connection in recent time. 

    Two years ago a thief rappelled from a rooftop into a San Francisco car dealership and then drove off with a Lamborghini Gallardo owned by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

    It was later found.

    Huey Lewis had his rental car stolen while visiting Mill Valley in February. Lewis recently moved to Montana from Marin County and was back on a visit when his rental was stolen from the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express.