Thief Swipes Travolta's Vintage Ride
$100K vehicle stolen in broad daylight
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2011 1:30 AM CDT
Travolta, who had the keys with him, ended up carless after visiting a Jaguar dealership.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – John Travolta's collection of vintage cars, while still impressive, is a little smaller than it was a few days ago. A thief made off with the actor's 1970 Mercedes Benz 280-SL after he left it on a residential street in Santa Monica for 10 minutes while visiting a Jaguar dealership, reports the Los Angeles Times. It's not clear whether the thief had followed Travolta or simply happened upon the car, which is believed to be worth up to $100,000.