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TWO men have been jailed for steal­ing John Tra­volta’s beloved vin­tage MercedesBenz and chop­ping it into pieces. Tra­volta’s car, worth about $100,000, was re­ported stolen last Septem­ber af­ter the ac­tor left it parked near a Jaguar deal­er­ship in Los An­ge­les. Fol­low­ing a tip, in­ves­ti­ga­tors went to an il­le­gal auto re­pair fa­cil­ity and dis­cov­ered what they called a ‘‘chop shop’’ of stolen cars and car parts. Var­i­ous parts from Tra­volta’s 1970 Mercedes 280 SL con­vert­ible were among those found. The two men in­volved have been jailed for 14 years and 18 months, re­spec­tively.

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