Pulp Fiction convertible found after twenty years
The 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu belonged to director Quentin Tarantino and was stolen in 1994, shortly after its big-screen debut. It was found in Oakland, California on the weekend.
Police were actually investigating the theft of another Malibu in the area, when the scarlet movie prop was found.
Reports indicate that the car's unique VIN number has been altered.
The car's current owner is not believed to be wanted in connection with the theft, with police treating him as a victim of fraud.
Authorities are also attempting to contact Tarantino to arrange return of the valuable classic car.
The second film from cult director Tarantino, Pulp Fiction is credited with re-launching Travolta's career, as well as introducing indie films to mainstream cinema.
The convertible Malibu enjoys plenty of screen time being driven by Travolta - who plays hitman Vincent Vega - most notably taking Uma Thurman's character out on an ill-fated dinner date, and also a dreamy road sequence that highlights the dubious pleasures of driving while high on heroin.
The car's fifteen minutes of fame come to a dramatic end when Travolta crashes it into a drug-dealer's house while trying to save Thurman from an accidental overdose.