car theft - increased security now essential|
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Car Weekly has another report of a classic car theft in its current issue
out yesterday - this time a TR6 stolen from a lock-up garage near Basildon in
Essex. The owner is reported to be "absolutely devastated" at the loss
of his car valued at £14,000.|
The detective inspector covering the
case said "owners need to be much more vigilant - additional security like
crook locks will deter thieves as will alarms and tracking devices, although not
period correct, are worth their weight in gold should your classic be stolen."
A tracker will provide you with alerts of any tampering with your vehicle
as a text message to your mobile phone and if it is taken away by thieves then
you can get location data sent as text messages. If you are able to provide the
police with information as to where the car has been taken they are likely to
be far more interested in tracking down your car and the apprehending the thieves.
a tracker now
car thefts up
Report of an increase in classic car thefts with
a call for a national crime database to be set up for historic vehicles. More
the car park at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford when the owner was attending
a classic car show there.
classic car theft reports|
With increasing investor interest in classic
cars and that effect moving down from the "investor cherries" like Ferraris
and Jaguars to MGBs, V8s and TR5s and TR6s, there are sadly reports of thieves
active in stealing classic cars when parked up at classic car shows where they
know there will be a splendid choice for them to go for. So increased security
is now essential - from ignition or battery cutout switches to neat GPs trackers
that can report tampering and more should your car be a target.