Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

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#1 Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

Post by PhilBell » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 pm

We're running a news story about stolen classics and would like to use a picture of an E-type that has gone missing in recent months. If you're able to help with a good quality picture and some details about the car and theft, please reply here or pm me directly.
Phil Bell, editor, Classic Cars magazine
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#2 Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

Post by Mark Gordon » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 pm

I'm so thankful that I can't be of assistance. Not that I don't have plenty of good photos of my E, mind you.
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#3 Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

Post by GSR 54D » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:33 pm

Maybe you could help/linkup with this recently stolen e.

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#4 Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

Post by PeterCrespin » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 pm

PhilBell wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 pm
If you're able to help with a good quality picture and some details about the car and theft, please reply here or pm me directly.
Phil Bell, editor, Classic Cars magazine
I had my two E-types stolen at once from a shipper's warehouse in Cambridgeshire. They were seen 4 days later near Harrogate, one in pieces, partly loaded into probably the same black Toyota pickup that towed them away from my place to the shipper's premises. To think I lent him a charged battery because his trailer winch battery was dud... By the time the Police got a warrant next day, the cars had gone as they knew they had been spotted. This all happened in 2012, however...
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#5 Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:20 pm

Classic car theft Sadly does seem to be on the up at the moment , but the more publicity the better . You really do have to expect your classic to be stolen every time You leave it and really think where and when you leave it ? Sort of keeping yourself on your toes , trying to think like a classic car theif will help
Its a way of life not a hobby

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#6 Re: Pictures of your stolen E-type for a news story in Classic Cars magazine

Post by 288gto » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:47 am

I also think the often voiced “probably in Eastern Europe now” is an easy opt out for those investigating such thefts. Personally I think with a ready E bay market for E type parts, the answer is much closer to home. A quick coat of primer and you’ll get £3k for a bonnet, 1k for a couple of doors, £2.5k for SU carbs, seat frames and runners, tunnel cover, dash, pedals, steering column and rack another £3.5k....
That’s £10k before you have even started and all hard to trace parts. Depending on the car you could easily have £30k or £40k return for a few hours work with a low loader, a lock up and a pay as you go 4G mobile.
Given that according to the latest statistics released “91% of crimes do not result in a conviction” the chances of being caught are pretty slim.
A sad state of affairs really.

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