106-Year-Old Vet’s Classic Cadillac Stolen From Garage, Found By Police
A 106-year-old World War II veteran had his classic Cadillac stolen right from his garage. Curly Bunfill was a former stuntman by Hollywood Golden Age actress Rita Hayworth, who willed him the car.
The 1956 Bermuda blue Cadillac Eldorado was found safe by California authorities three days after it was reported stolen, Sacramento Police posted to Twitter. The car was dropped off at police headquarters just before 5 p.m.
Bunfill earned three Purple Hearts while serving in World War II, according to FOX40 Sacramento. He told reporters he started working as a stuntman in Hollywood after he returned from the war where he eventually met Rita Hayworth.
Bunfill looks back on how he came to be the owner of the Cadillac previously owned by Rita Hayworth – at a party.
“Our eyes met and we danced,” Bunfill told the station of his first meeting with Hayworth. “And she had all these cars in her garage, beautiful, beautiful cars. We danced around the cars.”
The actress left him the Cadillac in her will when she died in 1987. Reportedly, the doors, rear end, and engine block are all engraved with the name “Rita Hayworth”.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.