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Attempted theft, Car torched.

Attempted theft, Car torched.

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kneilson

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41 posts

190 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Some sad news I'm afraid.

At 4AM yesterday I was woken by a car horn followed by an explosion. I didn't even have to look out of the bedroom window to see the flames it was so bright.

The Police reckon someone was trying to make off with my car (a Griffith, less than a year old, only 5000 miles on the clock) when they failed to start it they decided to torched it.

Needless to say no one saw a thing, but a couple of my neighbours claim to have heard voices outside before the horn started.

As you can imagine, I'm gutted.

Kenneth

MikeyT

12,456 posts

187 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Kenneth

I feel so sorry for you these scum MUST BE CAUGHT and while no advocate of spontaneous human combustion, ideally have their genitalia set alight with a blow torch.

plotloss

67,279 posts

186 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Ken,

Very sorry to hear of your news, I hope the gutless scrotes who did this get well and truly strung up by the Buster Browns.

B*stards

Matt.

DIGGA

21,107 posts

199 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Utter twats!

Hardly sounds a professional job does it? You'll probably find (if plod ever catches up with them - unlikely) that they were kids, and the little turds have been up in court befoer but can't be jailed.

marki

15,763 posts

186 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Kenneth

I feel so sorry for you these scum MUST BE CAUGHT and while no advocate of spontaneous human combustion, ideally have their genitalia set alight with a blow torch.





prefferably a very small torch , and done very very slowly
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M@H

11,217 posts

188 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Matt.

simon gray

44 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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I am brand new to PH today and your story is really sad. Hopefully a new one awaits soon.
I have just bought ( collecting Friday hopefully) a Griffith 500 1997 and wonder if I could seek some advice on any additional security measures I could take to prevent theft. The car will be kept garaged and blocked in by another car overnight (it will be with me during the day).

With thanks

MikeyT

12,456 posts

187 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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I am brand new to PH today and your story is really sad. Hopefully a new one awaits soon.
I have just bought ( collecting Friday hopefully) a Griffith 500 1997 and wonder if I could seek some advice on any additional security measures I could take to prevent theft. The car will be kept garaged and blocked in by another car overnight (it will be with me during the day).

With thanks




Short of it being hoisted out through the garage skylight I'd say you're safe in the darker hours there Simon.

'With me' means what tho? Company car park, on the road outside the office? Or do you mean you'll always be in it?

>> Edited by MikeyT on Wednesday 10th April 16:05

kneilson

Original Poster:

41 posts

190 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Unfortunately, they don't make them any more

I've taken some pictures, if anyone's interested in what's left.

Kenneth

Martin Hunt

301 posts

184 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Sorry to hear the news, I have never been the victim of such a crime, but my sympaphies are with you, and I hope that you continue with another TVR with your insurance money.

PetrolTed

34,312 posts

219 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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That's really crap Kenneth, my commiserations.

Send me the pics and I'll post them to satisfy our morbid curiosities

manek

2,969 posts

200 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Deepest sympathy Kenneth. Hanging's too good...

MikeyT

12,456 posts

187 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Unfortunately, they don't make them any more

I've taken some pictures, if anyone's interested in what's left.

Kenneth



Remember a post from a few weeks back saying one of the last 100 is still in one of the showrooms, was it Castle TVR?

craigw

12,243 posts

198 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Bad luck, its a terrible thing and probably little consolation at the moment but at least you weren't hurt, you can replace the car and as I've said before, the people who did this will never own or appreciate such a machine.

.mark

11,104 posts

192 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Jeez where do these guys get off?
A dark alley and a groups of PistonHeaders should be the punishment if they are ever caught!

What The Funk keeps these to$$ers going. You have my sympathy.

As has already been said though, probably some scrotes who will get a holiday in some exotic location if they are ever caught!

JonRB

51,515 posts

188 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Unfortunately, they don't make them any more
I'm sure that given enough time and money, TVR could make you one. They still ahve the moulds and jigs, for example.

Anyway, they not all gone. Hawthorns have a Moonraker black Griffith (car no. 51) ex-demonstrator still for sale (or was a few weeks ago anyway) and I believe they have car no. 97 earmarked and due for delivery to the showroom very soon.

Deepest sympathy and commiserations nonetheless.

JMorgan

27,250 posts

200 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Scrotes probably related to this little git as well
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/wales/newsid_1919000/1919723.stm

simon gray

44 posts

180 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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MickeyT- I didn't think of the skylight!!
During the day it wil be in a locked underground carpark.

I previously had a Boxster (company) and the thief b**** moved my girlfriends Audi and then stole my car. I did not hear a thing. As this one is my own I am a little more cautious- is there any on car security that can be added?
Thanks

kneilson

Original Poster:

41 posts

190 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Ok PetrolTed, if you can post an email address I'll reply with the jpg's attached.

rthierry

683 posts

197 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Very sorry to hear that. This is the first time I raed about attempted theft on a Tiv. The fact that the insurance will only consider this as a car only adds to the pain.