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1/25/2012 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

John Travoltas stolen vintage MercedesJohn Travolta's stolen vintage Mercedes has finally been recovered by authorities ... four months after it went missing -- and two men have been arrested in connection with the case.

TMZ broke the story ... Travolta's classic 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (above) -- worth approximately $100,000 -- was stolen right out from under his nose back in September.

The actor had parked it on some street in L.A. while he perused a nearby car dealership -- and when he returned just minutes later ... it was gone.

Now, Santa Monica police claim the car has been successfully recovered -- and two men, linked to a sophisticated auto-theft ring, have been arrested.

Police officials just released more information about the status of Travolta's recovered Mercedes -- and unfortunately, the prognosis isn't good.

According to officials, the car was chopped to pieces by the people who stole it ... police were only able to recover bits of the interior and certain parts of the exterior.

One of the men arrested in the case has already been sentenced to 16 months in state prison.


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Cheryl A.    

This car is soooooo fugly that it's a wonder it came back the same way it left. It should have been at least painted a different color.

1002 days ago

Trevis Miho    

Who are they?? Names and faces. As Travolta's character said in Pulp Fiction: "Never f*** wit another man's vehicle"...d**kless pieces of sh**.

1002 days ago


This car MBZ 280SL is not 100K is only like $20,000.00 no more

1002 days ago


Retail on that car is about $45k. Travolta's name doesn't carry much weight on the price, so maybe $60...k.

1002 days ago

Fallopia Lopez    

Yeah, $100,000. Maybe if there's a Harry Winston necklace in the glove box. Otherwise, not so much. You guys have ridiculously bad knowledge of taste and worth. I'm surprised you didn't call it a 'sick whip'.

1002 days ago


Maybe in L.A. people will pay $100k for that car. But, on "" they're sell one of those Mercedes Travolta has for $44,900!

1002 days ago

Cheryl A.    

Is that a ticket on the windshield?

1002 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

How'd they get a 1970's car to be a CLASSIC? They call anything classic nowadays.

1002 days ago


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1002 days ago


Wasn't the car stolen across the street from a gay bar?

1002 days ago

Dom The Mover    

Dummy, never park a classic on any street, I thought you were from Brooklyn

1002 days ago

Jennifer Wilson    

Hey guy, if you love the 70's and want to catch up on them, check out these awesome 70's trivia apps.

996 days ago


Police should be on the lookout for any disgruntled massage therapists.

892 days ago

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