John Travolta’s vintage Mercedes-Benz stolen in California

Michael James

John Travolta is as passionate about vintage transportation as any aficionado. He’s driven vintage cars in films and he’s a pilot who owns a Boeing 707. But the veteran actor is now also a victim of the vast world of auto theft. Travolta’s 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL has been stolen.

Then incident occurred quickly on Sept. 18 in Santa Monica, Calif., when Travolta stopped for 10 minutes at a Jaguar dealership.

The actor’s vintage Mercedes was gone when he returned from the dealership. Travolta then re-visited the dealership and waited for law enforcement officers to file a crime report.

According to several media outlets, there are no suspects, nor witnesses to the theft.

Travolta owns numerous vintage cars, including a Rolls Royce, Jaguar XJ6 and Ford Thunderbirds from 1955, 1956 and 1957.

Travolta drove a 1948 Ford while playing the character Danny Zuko in the movie Grease.


Article Last Updated: November 20, 2023.

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