What Occurred To Vincent Vega's Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu From Pulp Fiction

Arrieta lights up the ne’er-do-wells and runs the VIN (car identification quantity). In a twist that feels prefer it leaped from the pages of a film script, the search returned a second automobile within the Northern California metropolis of Oakland with the very same VIN. Perplexed, the deputy dug deeper and found the VIN had been cloned. 

Whereas the ID quantity on the Victorville Malibu was legit, it oddly hadn’t been registered with the Division of Motor Autos for the previous 20 years. In the meantime, the Oakland Malibu had been registered throughout that very same time-frame. Because it seems, the VIN used on the Oakland Malibu was performed to make it look “authorized,” hiding the truth that it was Tarantino’s stolen Chevy.

Invoice Hemenez owned the Oakland Malibu but had no concept it was a scorching automobile. He advised authorities he bought it in 2001, considering it was a lawful sale. Over the subsequent 12 years, he spent over $40,000 restoring it, and even confirmed it off at quite a few automobile exhibits. Sadly, similar to Tarantino, Hemenez additionally grew to become a sufferer because the the Chevy was returned to Tarantino — reportedly with out a lot as a thanks from the filmmaker. Moreover, the insurance coverage firm refused to pay out any cash as a result of it was, actually, stolen.

It is ironic that “Pulp Fiction” incorporates a “key” scene about messing with a person’s car (the exact same Chevy Malibu, no much less), and makes one want for a a lot happier ending for the person who spent a lot effort and time taking good care of this one.