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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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31.

Call Fan    

You mean sort of like the Expendables script that Stallone stole. Anything bad that happens to this man is deserved 20 fold

1682 days ago
32.

John    

I pay claims for a living and normally most will offer it back to the old owner first. If they do not want it then it goes to auction

1682 days ago
33.

shuffler    


Posted at 9:07PM on Dec 1st 2009 by Nix
Hey! Nevermind about the car and the $3 million. People and children starving in the world and America and Sly's worried about a car. If you get it back Sly, auction it off along with more of all your goodies for the needy!! Not a penny to you who has enough already for such an easy job as acting.
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1) Do you honestly believe this is purely financially-motivated?
2) Do you honestly believe working your way up the ranks of thousands of hopeful actors to play the starring role in several movies and maintaining your appeal and draw through many years (and thereby making millions) is easy?

1682 days ago
34.

DaJuice    




Wonder if Stallone is thinking of making a sequel to Cobra? This type of publicity would help hype it all up a bit...



1682 days ago
35.

Jason W    

Send them a copy of the last Rambo movie and tell them you will be there soon. I bet the car will be back in an hour.

Sly is still cool.

1682 days ago
36.

Eddie Paul    

Sorry I typed the web site so fast I entered it wrong it is www.deadlineTV.net not deadline.net Sorry about that...

1682 days ago
37.

brian P    

If Sly had the vehicle insured and was payed on the claim, the car belongs to the insurance company and he has no claim to it. It was in the papers a few weeks ago about a recovered VW van that was stolen back in the 70's. It had been restored, and is now worth big bucks, but the original owner will not get it, only the insurance company will profit.

1682 days ago
38.

Josh    

"Classic"? Have you watched that movie lately? lol I saw it on cable awhile back and it was more like a comedy than an action flick! Just the first bit in the grocery store will make your gut hurt from laughing!

1681 days ago
39.

Your Face    

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaadrian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1681 days ago
40.

GIOVANNI    

MY COBRA CAN BET THAT CAR

828 days ago
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