Car show theft - E type

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Car show theft - E type

Postby busguy » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:17 pm

Classic Car weekly reported an e-type being stolen on September 1st from a Basildon, Essex car show where the owner left it for a short time, and it was seen on CCTV being driven out just 15 minutes before he returned. I know it is not a moggie but I felt it needed highlighting as a potential problem for minor owners too.

If anyone has seen a deep yellow (darker than 'primrose') 1964 3.8 e-type anywhere registered 4836 BH, then it would be great if a minor owner could be the one who rings Essex Police on 101 to report it.

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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby Plin » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:45 pm

Thanks for the posting Bugsy, as fellow enthusiasts I am sure we all feel for this poor owner and would dearly love to get the car back to it's rightful owner.

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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby rogerowen » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:31 am

Plin wrote:Thanks for the posting Bugsy, as fellow enthusiasts I am sure we all feel for this poor owner and would dearly love to get the car back to it's rightful owner.
Yes, it would be nice to think that the owner will be re-united with his stolen car. However, the fate of many stolen 'High Value' classics is that they are stripped down in a back-street hide away, and the parts are sold on (usually overseas). :cry:
That's strange R2, the damage doesn't look so bad from here!

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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby POMMReg » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:12 pm

I'm concidering setting up some sort of database to cater for stolen Minors.

What do members think?

Suggestions appreciated.
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:12 pm

POMMReg wrote:I'm concidering setting up some sort of database to cater for stolen Minors.

What do members think?

Suggestions appreciated.
That can only be a good thing. Go for it, Chris.
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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby DaisyMayFozz » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:15 pm

POMMReg wrote:I'm concidering setting up some sort of database to cater for stolen Minors.

What do members think?

Suggestions appreciated.
A good Idea, as said, go for it.

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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby MColes » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:09 pm

Surely the main club has some sort of list/database of cars that have been reported as stolen that could perhaps be shared amongst the members?
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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby POMMReg » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:40 pm

MColes wrote:Surely the main club has some sort of list/database of cars that have been reported as stolen that could perhaps be shared amongst the members?

MY idea was to record every numbered major component of a Minor, making it more difficult to sell items like engines/rear axles/gearboxes and of course bodyshells. Wouldn't surprise me if a MMOC member unwittingly bought an item from a stolen car....do enthusiasts check numbers, hardly check chassis numbers before they buy, let alone anything else!

Only received 2 copies of BMIHT Certificates since I mentioned setting up a STOLEN database, so the lack of interest speaks volumes!

Making it more difficult for the criminals is the ONLY way to tackle car crime, when they realise there's more to swapping chassis plates and a respray they MAY think twice!

Off my soapbox (gently as the toe still hurts!)
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Car show theft - E type

Postby irmscher » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Chris look in the post about stolen traveller from Derby


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