It was just two days ago that our own Danger Guerrero wrote his masterful and thorough breakdown of the opening scene of the Stallone axe-murdering-biker-gang classic Cobra, and today, it’s back in the news. In a stroke of natural synergy, it was reported that Stallone will finally get back his car from the film after it was stolen out of his garage 17 years ago. But does he still own this outfit? Oh God, I hope so.
We broke the story — in 2009, Sly learned his custom built 1950 Mercury was about to be auctioned off by a company that provides “on-camera vehicles” for movies.
Sly never directly accused the company of stealing his ride … he just wanted the damn thing back — so he filed a lawsuit to regain possession.
Now, TMZ has learned, Stallone and the company reached a settlement … under which Sly will regain ownership of the whip … estimated to be worth more than $250,000. [TMZ]
The big question is, does it still have the original license plate?
Because for me that one of the best parts of the movie. The part where this strong, silent badass who speaks softly but carries a big pair of sunglasses owns a classic car with super-gay vanity plates. And that this fit so perfectly with Sylvester Stallone’s idea of cool that they made sure to include a close-up of the license plate, as if to say, “Do you see how awesome he is? He’s so awesome, he owns a car with a license plate that says AWSOM!”
The existential buffoon strikes again! I believe it was Kurt Vonnegut who said, “you are who your vanity plate pretends to be.” Something like that. Anyway, if Stallone doesn’t own at least one car with plates that say “KEEP PNCHN“, I would be very disappointed.