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STOLEN!! White 3dr Cosworth, D588OWA, Mablethorpe, Lincs 20/05/18

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#1 OFFLINE   escortmad79

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:25 PM

White 3dr Cosworth, D588OWA, Mablethorpe, Lincs 20/05/18

 

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White 3 door Sierra Cosworth reg D588OWA was stolen from the driveway of a house in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire at around 3:30am on Sunday 20th May 2018.

The car has been stood on the owners driveway for 5 years & was dragged off the drive as the brakes were seized on, the car is fitted with a steering lock & the steering was on full lock. A neighbour heard banging & dragging at around 3:30am.

The car has a standard Cosworth engine aside from blue injectors from an Escort Cosworth & a 3” stainless exhaust system with 4” Prima racing spec Scorpion tailpipe.

 

The car is fitted with 55 profile tyres & due to the car being stood, the lacquer is coming off the alloys.

The car has a mint interior & dashtop & is fitted with a new fuel tank.
Bodywise, the car has rust on the leading edge of the bonnet & the passenger side wing is dented.

Someone had apparently posted a picture of the car on a Facebook group stating that the car was rotting away in Mablethorpe not that long ago, now the car has been stolen.

 



#2 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:43 PM

Thats the trouble with "car spotting"  however innocent. I post cars but usually omit the reg if they are not on the road and anonomise the location. I live in S. London so usually say that etc.


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#3 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:45 PM

But sorry to hear - seems nothing is safe. Here in London there is an epidemic of scooter thefts.14000 in the last year!



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:46 PM

Like everyone else I will keep an eye out.



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

That sucks, it’s a sad reflection of the world we live in that I’m surprised it’s lasted 5 years on a driveway

I assumed you need an armoured underground bunker to keep these in

I’ll keep an eye out of course but I’m a fair way from ground zero .

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:05 PM

Utter utter bastards, it seems like old fords are the cars of the moment for stealing, im seriously considering getting out of the marque
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:07 PM

Unlikely to be seen again.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:17 AM

This is very sad, and a bit of a wake up call for anyone mentioning the location of spotted cars on facebook too.
There's a chap I drive past from time to time who has an E reg three door Cosworth, and behind that, a Mk1 Capri GXL on his driveway. I think the only reason he's still got them is that he blocks them in with his modern people carrier every night.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:11 AM

Shared this with my mates.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:14 AM

Ive said it before the worst thing is most people don't disable the location on their phone camera so any tom dick or Harry can find the cars exact location from the picture without any giveaway details
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 08:56 AM

And these fuckers are so blatant. They really don't give a fuck.

 

I hope it was insured or that's 20-30 grand down the shitter.  :-(

 

Ford stuff is just a liability.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:16 AM

People need to be vigilant to being offered rare spares from stuff like this. Things like immaculate dashes don't just randomly appear unless its very obviously new old stock which is unlikely. These cars are so valuable now nobody is likely to break an otherwise good car unless its had a serious accident.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Fordperv, thanks for that point about phone cameras.  Would never have crossed my mind - I don't post much random stuff but imagine the nightmare if I'd posted something that led to a theft!


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:09 AM

I've said it a billion times, but there's a 5 door Sierra Cossie v5 and plate for £999.

Admittedly it's a 5 door, but if you wait long enough a 3 door will pop up.

https://www.ebay.co....5-/253630072760

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:16 AM

I've said it a billion times, but there's a 5 door Sierra Cossie v5 and plate for £999.

Admittedly it's a 5 door, but if you wait long enough a 3 door will pop up.

https://www.ebay.co....5-/253630072760

Crazy, there's loads of other similar ads too if you click on that listing!


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:26 AM

If classic car journalism had any real teeth it could look into this. I suppose its just not 'motor trade' enough and would distract from the 'coo isn't it wonderful' stuff they print. It's not Cambridge Analytica important but looking into this would prove to be a real eye-opener. 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:28 AM

Attaching a different vin to any car surely is not legal?



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

But with the Royal Wedding goodie bags turning up on Ebay nothing about the wild web surprises me these days. 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

Attaching a different vin to any car surely is not legal?


And stealing a car is?
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:55 AM

Attaching a different vin to any car surely is not legal?


The people dragging it off your drive at three in the morning won't put a hooky VIN on it because that's illegal??
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

The people dragging it off your drive at three in the morning won't put a hooky VIN on it because that's illegal??

Yes. I meant the primary marketplace for the VIN on Ebay. Being sold as memorabilia I suppose.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

What other puropse could it have? The DVLA should be looking into this - oppps I just saw a pig fly by...



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Surely with the number of motoring journalists working on here they could draw attention in the mags about people very obviously selling the identity of a car.

There is absolutely no way you could argue what's going on there is in any way legit.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Though from time to time I do see cars in London being given a forensic shakedown by the Met'. Tend to be £50,000 Mercs.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

The police see it as a few scallywags messing about with old bangers.

The fact eBay permit this without ending the auctions and issuing warnings to the sellers is disgraceful. They could easily change policy but at the end of the day they'll turn blind eye for a cut of the couple of grand selling price.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

Any car that's become a pile of bits is also likely to have been in an accident unless it rusted out completely. So maybe some chance there to tighten up.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:36 PM

Which all-in-all means out lovely hobby just go a bit less nice. Mini's, 2CV's and a nice Ford all been inched recently. My Landcruiser was stolen but I did get it back.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 02:50 PM

Sierras are a piece of piss to steal as well. It would put me off having one the fact that it would very likely go missing during the night. Not a lot you can do to avoid this as by the sounds of things they'll hi-ab it away.
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