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John Travolta's vintage Mercedes stolen in Santa Monica
September 19, 2011 | 1:41 pm 1042

After parking his vintage Mercedes Benz 280-SL on a residential street in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon, John Travolta stopped in at a nearby Jaguar dealership for about 10 minutes.

But that's all time it took for a thief to act, Travolta learned when he returned about 3:46 p.m. to find an empty parking spot where he had left the 1970 sports car in the 1400 block of Berkeley Street, said Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis.

"It's a grand theft auto investigation for a crime that happened in a 10-minute window," Lewis said.

It was not known whether the theft was captured on video because Travolta parked in a residential area and walked to the Jaguar dealership on Olympic Boulevard. Also unclear was whether the thief or thieves had followed Travolta or just happened upon the emply vehicle.

"I don't want to specualte because it's very early in the investigation," Lew said.

Travolta had the keys with him at the time of the theft. Sources said the car could be worth at least $35,000 but some websites put the actual market value as much as three times that amount because it is a vintage vehicle.

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Sources said the car could be worth at least $35,000 but some websites put the actual market value as much as three times that amount because it is a vintage vehicle.
Not to mention some number of idiots who will pay extra just because it was John Travolta's. Safe to say the thieves won't be getting value for that
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There is no way I'm ever paying anything extra for anything that was ever owned by that pathetic failure of an actor, even more hopelessly pathetic failure of a pilot and a godawful disaster of a Scientologist nutjob. I'm sorry, what was the question?

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no way in hell that thing is worth 105k. and yea travolta is nuts as hell, but you have to give him credit for his extraordinarily fine wife

and face/off.. badass movie
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