The murderous Porsche 550 that killed legend-because-he'd-dead movie star James Dean -- which was believed to have been lost for 50 years-- has unsheathed it's merciless daggar of death, beginning it's killing spree again.
Police say that the car allegedly murdered two young men in the bathroom of a rest stop off the 405 in Encino, after one of the men referred to it as "Little Bastard".
"The Los Angeles Police Department is, right now, actively searching for this automobile," said LAPD spokesperson Marsha Clark. "If you see this car, do not try to apprehend."
In September, 1955, Dean and his mechanic were driving on Highway 46 when the 550 aimed itself at a Ford, driven from the opposite direction by a 23-year-old man who crossed into Dean's lane, hitting
him almost head-on. Dean was pronounced dead 10 minutes later.
While Dean's death might have been the ruthless Porsche's first act of violence, it was certainly not his last.
* A car collector bought the wreck for $2,500, only to have the Dean's car jump off its trailer and break a mechanic's leg.
* The collector sold the engine and drive-train to an amateur racer, who was killed instantly when his vehicle spun out of control and crashed into a tree,
* In 1957, two thieves were assaulted by the car while attempting to steal parts from it.
*On loan to the LAPD for a highway safety exhibit, the Porsche lit fire to the garage storing it.
* During it's second LAPD display, the car jumped off it's platform, breaking a student's hip
* A truck containing the vehicle once lost control, causing the driver to fall out, only to be crushed by the Porsche after it jumped onto his back.
"This is a very dangerous car," repeated Clark. "It killed that gay actor from 'Rebel Without A cause'."