You might remember it from the movie Pulp Fiction. Director Quentin Tarantino’s 1964 Chevrolet Malibu convertible, driven in the movie by Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and in real life by Tarantino, was stolen from outside Tarantino’s home during filming of the movie.
Seventeen years later, it’s been recovered.
So how was it found?
According to The Sun of San Bernardino, Calif., a sheriff’s department deputy spotted two men stripping the car down last week.
Suspicious, he ran the car’s VIN and discovered it was registered in the Oakland area.
Although one of the two men insisted he’d owned the car since the 1970s, the deputy was skeptical and contacted the local auto theft task force.
Investigators quickly learned the VIN did indeed belong to the car but it hadn’t been registered with the state “for several decades.”
Detectives then contacted Bay Area authorities and found that the Malibu had a cloned VIN. Digging deeper, investigators tracked down the stolen car’s rightful owner: Quentin Tarantino.
The individual who was in possession of the Malibu isn’t believed to be involved in its 1994 theft, but TMZ claims the statute of limitations could have already run out, making it possible no one will be charged.