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'Pulp Fiction' Classic Chevy

Stolen 17 Years Ago


4/26/2013 12:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The famous '65 red Chevy in "Pulp Fiction" that was stolen nearly 2 decades ago has been RECOVERED ... TMZ has learned.

The car was stolen from the movie's director, Quentin Tarantino ... outside of his house and there's been no trace of it ... until this last week. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops zeroed in on a man suspected of classic car auto theft and arrested him in Southern California on Tuesday.  He was NOT arrested for allegedly stealing Quentin's Chevy, but we're told the investigation led cops to the Oakland, CA area, where they found the Chevy.

Our sources say someone had changed the VIN number on the car, but they say it's definitely the legendary Chevy where John Travolta's character crashes the car into his drug dealer's house.

And get this ... we're told cops have been trying to get in touch with Quentin to tell him the car has been retrieved ... but they haven't been able to get through.  So Hollywood.

Sources say the man who was arrested will NOT be charged with stealing the Chevy.  In fact, we're told no one will be arrested because the statute of limitations on auto theft has long since run out.


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Tarantino's gonna send Jules and Vincent to collect.

542 days ago


Quentin obviously doesn't care about it that much. He's probably had 25 cars since then.

542 days ago

Bill Leslie    

no way has it been 17 years since Pulp Fiction came out - time really does fly by

542 days ago


Quentin was probably was just finishing his counseling sessions from the grief of losing it. Now he has to live with a clone like Joyce McKinney did with her dogs.

542 days ago


Just a few things:

-- Car is a 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

-- The man in possession of the vehicle is being looked at as a victim as well. He didn't know it was a stolen vehicle.

-- The man arrested cannot be directly linked to Tarantino's vehicle because he was not in possession of it. His involvement, if any, is still under investigation.

-- The reason why Tarantino wasn't returning calls is because, as I was informed, his friends were trying to surprise him with it as a belated 50th birthday gift.

Just a little clarification.

541 days ago


It's been 19 years since the car was stolen in 1994. Derp.

376 days ago
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