Stolen ’64 Chevy From ‘Pulp Fiction’ Recovered and Returned in Mint Condition
The cherry red 1964 Chevy made famous in the 1994 classic ‘Pulp Fiction’ is coming home to owner Quentin Tarantino. The ride was stolen from outside Tarantino’s house back in 1995 and was recovered last week after the arrest of a suspected classic car thief.
In a bit of good luck for the Oscar-winning director, the car will return to Tarantino in better shape than when it was stolen — the current owner dropped more than $20K on restoring Vincent Vega’s movie ride.
TMZ has the original screenplay detailing where the Chevy has been all these years.
“Law enforcement sources tell us … the Chevy was in mint condition when it was jacked … then went AWOL for several years before being passed around a couple of collectors. At one point the car was abandoned in Oakland … but the VIN number had been tampered with, so officials couldn’t connect the car back to Quentin. A collector in Northern California bought the car roughly 10 years ago … and has had it ever since, completely unaware of its stolen past.”
The ’64 Chevy hasn’t come home to the ‘Django Unchained’ director just yet. Authorities say Tarantino should get his movie star car back in a couple weeks.