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Postby busguy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:13 pm

Please help Chris Graves find his Minor which has been family owned since new! (Shared from Facebook plea for help!)

Stolen September 19 at 2:54 PM ·

[Updated 30 Sep - 3:13pm] Morris Minor NOY 686 stolen Thursday (19th Sep) from Heath Park car park Cardiff - between 10 and 12noon - Police informed. Distinctive car with smaller rear windows than Morris 1000 car.

Car fitting the description of NOY686 was seen Friday 20th @11pm on a flat-bed trailer being pulled by white van on M5/M6 in Birmingham area heading north. Timing fits with earlier sighting that day north of Maesteg South Wales. Any other sightings that day would really help.

Later that night early hours of Sat 21st a "mog[gy] on trailer being pulled by jeep" was seen on M6 J37 - which is near Kendal Cumbria.


Main spotter information is as follows:
* Black Morris Minor (don't think could be resprayed yet)
* Split windscreen with SMALL rear window
* Headlights up in wings
* No cheese grater front grill
* Two door saloon
The fourth image helps to distinguish NOY686 from any other similar looking Minors. (Also - NOY686 has white indicators on front and orange on back separate from rear stop lights)

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Chronological info:
Car fitting description was spotted by someone about 12:20pm driving west in the Bridgend direction (between J33-35) on Thursday 19th September.

On Friday at 10:30am car looking exactly like these pictures was seen by two different people driving north of Maesteg - on A4107 in the direction of Cymmer. https://www.google.com/…/Dyffryn…/@51.6 ... 644963,14z At that point number plate was observed as being NOY686.

On Friday evening approx 11pm a Morris Minor **fitting the description** (unsure as to whether number plate was removed or not) was seen on a flat-bed trailer being pulled by a white or silver van up M5/M6 north in the Birmingham area.

Later that night early hours of Sat 21st a "moggy on trailer being pulled by jeep" was seen on M6 J37 - which is near Kendal, Cumbria.

This could be NOY686 or it could have been a similar Morris Minor - we are seeking information on any legitimate movements.

Sight of any car fitting the description of NOY686 with its reg number would help, even if reg showing on car is different.

The website https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax enables anyone to check a vehicle. NOY686 can be checked this way. If you see an identical car with a different number plate, you check its number on the 'gov.uk' site and it comes back as a genuine Morris Minor then it is not mine. If it comes back as a VW Bettle/Austin etc or a Morris Minor from late 1956 onwards then it could be NOY686 with false number plates.

Fifth image shows rear view (but from 1963). When stolen the car had no wing mirrors and had orange direction indicators fitted to the rear wings.

Have added in comments to this thread information on history of the car - including some photos of the original log book from 1955.

Still looking - as of 30/09/2019 - please share - car could still be in S Wales or could have been transported to Birmingham, Cumbria or further afield - further afield is looking most likely at the moment (see 6th image). Over 1600 people have shared this post with more sharing other posts about NOY686.

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Postby sid » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:44 am

vermin :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Postby olderisbetter » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:50 pm

Utter scum strike yet again, There needs to me a tracker fitted to a car and left out as bait and a jail term fitting the crime that reflects the pain and suffering to owners.


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Postby smithskids » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:38 am

Tracker is best bet. That is the problem with cut out switches,they don't work when the car is on a trailer!!

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Postby busguy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 pm

NOY 686 has still not turned up! Sad!

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Re: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH

Postby moggiethouable » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:17 pm

You can still buy etching kits for car windows, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VEHICLE-WIND ... 3316600685
this may seem simplistic but it puts a lot of tea leafs off.
In order to clone a stolen vehicle they now have to find a full set of windows, front rear sides, etching is cheap, its easy and its available.
Any scroat approaching a dealer for full window sets looks immediately suspicious.
To prevent a car being driven off fit a disklok, even if the vehicle is trailered or towed, they still need to get it off at some stage.
Removal of the rotor arm is a good deterrent too, but visible deterrents are best.
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Postby geoberni » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:27 pm

moggiethouable wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:17 pm
You can still buy etching kits for car windows, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VEHICLE-WIND ... 3316600685
this may seem simplistic but it puts a lot of tea leafs off.
In order to clone a stolen vehicle they now have to find a full set of windows, front rear sides, etching is cheap, its easy and its available.
Any scroat approaching a dealer for full window sets looks immediately suspicious.
I'm not 100% convinced by that when it's regarding a classic like a Moggie. They could just break it for spares.
See my post from 2017; 3 of Basil's glass bore the reg of a '67 car.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=26199&hilit=donor&p=613979#p613979

Though I agree they would be unlikely to go through the work required to change all the glass if they intended to sell the car as a runner.
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Postby PoolGuy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:02 pm

geoberni wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Though I agree they would be unlikely to go through the work required to change all the glass if they intended to sell the car as a runner.
There's no need, they just etch over the original etching, or lightly grind it.

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Postby geoberni » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 pm

PoolGuy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:02 pm
geoberni wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Though I agree they would be unlikely to go through the work required to change all the glass if they intended to sell the car as a runner.
There's no need, they just etch over the original etching, or lightly grind it.
That's what I've done on Basil's 2 Drop glass, although I did replace the 1/4 light. Might look a bit odd if every glass on the car was done though....
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