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Sly Stallone Strikes Over Stolen 'Cobra' Car

12/1/2009 7:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sylvester Stallone claims someone was stupid enough to steal one of his most famous cars nearly 15 years ago -- and now the guy who has it is refusing to give it back.

Sly Stallone Strikes Over Stolen 'Cobra' Car

It's all over the "iconic custom-built" 1950 Mercury featured in the Stallone classic, "Cobra." Stallone claims he had personally designed the car to fit his role in the film.

But Sly claims someone jacked the famous ride from a garage back in 1994 -- and it somehow got into the possession of a company that provides "on-camera vehicles" for movies. Sly claims he asked the owner of the company to give him the car back -- but the owner has refused.

Now Sly and his legal pit bull Marty Singer have filed an awesomely written lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, which begins with a quote from the movie -- "Crime is a disease. Meet the cure."

In the suit, Sly claims "by sheer fortuity" he came across a car auction on the Internet that featured the very same Mercury from "Cobra." Stallone claims he was shocked that someone had the "temerity" to try and sell the car in public -- since Sly had reported it stolen back in the day.

Sly never directly accuses the movie-car company of stealing the whip, which he claims is worth more than $250,000. The car company pulled the Mercury from the auction, but Sly still has some serious demands.

the cobra carFirst -- he wants the car back, stat.

Second -- Stallone wants $3 million because the car company's site allegedly used Sly's name and image to promote the auction without proper permission.

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1.

bronco    

first - you golddigging bitches!!!

1599 days ago
2.

who dat    

Go ahead...I don't shop here.

1599 days ago
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Scott    

I smell something fishy stolen 94 -15yrs ago and now wants to do something?

1599 days ago
4.

Bonnie    

The car's grill has as many lines as Sly's face.

1598 days ago
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pollynoo    

"Stallone claims he had personally designed the car to fit his role in the film."

Yeah, right. This dope couldn't design a donut.

No-talent, botoxed, douchebag.

1598 days ago
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V-4-Vendetta    

Fortuity? Temerity? I take it the lawyer prepared the brief.

1598 days ago
7.

Balls has no Balls    

NICE CAR FOR A HAS BEEN!

1598 days ago
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GREG MOORE    

wow hes still a cool dude greg moore wildwood nj we love you dude

1598 days ago
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STFU TMZ YOU ARE IDIOTS    

STop lying mormons, you will say anything to pull people into your cult! Some that are saying that Mormons don't do polygamy anymore are idiots and/ or Lying! The mormons in Utah DEFINITELY do take part in polygamy! It's a huge cult that most know about. Not all are polygamists but a lot are! Also, you can see how messed up mormons are by googling : Stories about BYU, the college ran and owned by mormons. That will give you all you need to know! So liars promoting the religion, go away!

1598 days ago
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Spellchamp    

3. I smell something fishy stolen 94 -15yrs ago and now wants to do something?

Posted at 5:49PM on Dec 1st 2009 by Scott

Hey Scott, you skimmed the article too fast.

Sly happened to see the car online in an auction (likely Ebay), and discovered it was his car that he reported stolen back then.

You need to reread the article. Nothing "fishy".

1598 days ago
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James    

Who cares? It's a friggin ugly car. Besides, who cares about Sylvester Stallone anymore?

1598 days ago
12.

sandi    

Isn't this the same car that was for sale in the Recycler way back in the day after the movie was finished shooting?

Something is fishy here, I clearly remember the car from Cobra being listed for sale, whether it was this car or another one from the movie I can't recall, but I am sure of it being listed in the Recycler as being the car from Stallones' Cobra movie.

You'd probably have to be oldschool from L.A. to remember the Recycler.

1598 days ago
13.

Jezzy    

If something is stolen even 50 years
ago, give it back. Doesn't matter how,
when, where.... It belongs with the owner.

1598 days ago
14.

John    

wtf do the Mormons have to do with this car?

I agree the Mormon deal is a cult but the whole 50 wives deal is BS. There is a bigger cult called the flds who does the 50 wives deal and they are not part of the Mormon church anymore and have been kicked out.

If your going to bash something better get the facts right

1598 days ago
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John    

there were a few knock offs and prop cars made but only one was fully decked out and thats this one if the vins match.

I remember the huge story in the 90's when it was stolen. Yes he did design the car with help. He isn't that great of a actor but he does a lot behind the camera that most do not know about like writing and directing.

he didnt build the car nor have I ever read anything ever that he claimed too. I can't remember who he worked with hell it could have been boyd or foose. But he gave a list and stuff and they did a lay out and he ok'd it.

1598 days ago
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