STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

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STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby omegaman100 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:55 pm

Stolen from Swansea between 20th November and 15th DECEMBER WHITE MORRIS MINOR SALOON REG WRC 610G This car has been totally restored with all new chrome including bumpers, over riders all badges, hockey sticks, grill top piece, rear lights, boot and bonnet hinges, all new rubbers, full respray inside and out in old English white, interior in red like brand new no rips or tears new carpets in red, underbonnet all painted and detailed all underside done inner and outer sills front and rear hangers all done, and painted in enamel black and then wax oiled please help look for this car as I put a lot of time and effort and money into this, and would like to get it back.

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:45 pm

Oh God, how horrible! I do hope you get it back soon.....

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby TDV102 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:55 pm

Hope the scumbags get caught asap. I suspect stolen to order to switch the ID.
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby omegaman100 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:10 pm

Just hope I get it back don't care what it's like reward offered for any information leading to an arrest

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:55 pm

Sorry to hear about this.

Have you posted it on Morris Minor Owners facebook page as its reaches a very big group.


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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby Blaketon » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:03 am

I'm guessing it was in a garage that you don't visit every day, judging by the three week window. Was it 2 or 4 door; if I see any cars matching, I'll make a note of the number plate and check it out. I hope it turns up safe and sound.

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby omegaman100 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:08 am

It's a 2 door saloon, I'd put it away for the winter so not been to check on it for a few weeks, also had a load of scrap stolen from outside the garage and some steel shelving, which not until yesterday did I put the two together as just thought a scrap man had been, but it looks like something more sinister now.

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby panky » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:52 am

Bad news, sorry to hear this.
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby POMMReg » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Body/Engine/RAxle/Gbox & Key nos. please.

Look out for freshly painted white panels for sale.
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby omegaman100 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:54 pm

It's not freshy painted it was painted over a year ago but was still excellent on the paint work

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby Blaketon » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:05 am

Did it have any glass etching, showing the registration number?

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby geoberni » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Blaketon wrote:Did it have any glass etching, showing the registration number?
I always thought that etching was a good idea, but when I brought my '55 Moggie I think the doors had been replaced as assemblies with a pair from a much newer car, as both drop glass had the other car's reg no etched in.
I looked on the DVLA site and the other Reg was still 'active' on the database but had been untaxed for many years (not on a SORN). So probably broken up for spares and DVLA not informed.
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby omegaman100 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:34 pm

No not been etched wish I had now

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby POMMReg » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:51 am

Any updates Mr.O.?
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby omegaman100 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:01 pm

No not heard anything yet

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby les » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:23 pm

Was the vehicle insured?


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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby aupickup » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:00 pm

hope you get it back if not guess insurance is the way. to go
small consolation i know and the police don't seem to care much
maybe the scrap outside did not help matters and may have. Even encouraged them
Good luck either way

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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby POMMReg » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:08 pm

Wholesale bulkhead VIN stamping in order.

Nearly 2018 and STILL all someone has to do is pinch a Minor and swap ID plates.

Can we please set up something for 2018, get MMOC to introduce some scheme?!
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby philthehill » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:04 pm

The chassis VIN number is already stamped on the bulkhead so what is another number going to do?
Another number on the bulkhead is not going to stop the car being stolen!
If you want to stamp the chassis number VIN - do it in a location known only to you.
I suspect that steal first and worry about numbers later is the order of the day..
It pays to check and note all the serial numbers on body, engine, gearbox and rear axle (their locations are shown in the BMC wksp manual).
It may not stop the car being stolen but it will help in identifying the vehicle/major components if and when the vehicle is recovered.
My father always used to remove the distributer cap and rotor arm to immobilise the vehicle - but make sure that there is not a useable replacement unit to hand otherwise that defeats the object.
I do hope that the whereabouts of the car come to light soon. That would be a good start to the New Year.

Tech Tips had some good ideas on theft prevention - so bring it on back.
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Re: STOLEN white Morris minor saloon

Postby POMMReg » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:34 pm

Engine bay factory finish is primer/first coat covering body number id plate, chassis number stamped AFTER. 1948-65 and the aditional problem with repainted engine bays.
1965 onwards, no way of checking unless vendor happy to let you bare metal between the floorpan oblong pressings.
As for LCVs, don't have this luxury.

A stamp (known only to owner) and a security sticker - making a prospective thief aware of the additional hastle involved - possibly a solution?

I'm bouncing idea's here, input from those with suggestions would help.
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