Ford Escort Mexico with TVR V8 - stolen 3/3/15 9.20pm

Ford Escort Mexico with TVR V8 - stolen 3/3/15 9.20pm

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modenaf7red

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26 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Hi, my beautiful Escort was stolen from Trackspeed, on the Portsmouth Road, Ripley GU23 6HB - at 9.20pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

The garage was ram raid by an old Land Rover, and the Escort dragged out of the showroom on a chain, last see on CCTV being dragged towards Ripley and the A3.

Police arrived within 5 minutes - no sign of it!

Many of you will know my car from some of the Ford shows a few years ago and visits to Boxhill.

The car is totally unique, it is exactly as pictured below - Reg: DAD 422K and number 27 is still on the door and bonnet. TVR 5 liter V8 race engine under the bonnet, full race spec.

Any information please get in touch, forget the insurance money, this car is irreplaceable and just i want it back!

Please please any help or information greatly appreciated.

I will post more detailed pictures in the morning.


many thanks for any help or leads recovering by baby.
Cracker (Mark)

aka_kerrly

11,775 posts

174 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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cry

Hope you are reunited with your car and it is still in the condition it was when you last saw it.

How long had the car been parked up prior to being stolen? Would many people have known it was there?

wildcat45

7,539 posts

153 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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That's really ste mate. So sorry.

DJFish

5,759 posts

227 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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That sucks!
Hope you get it back...

expensivegarms

671 posts

161 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Lovely car OP, hope you get it back in the same condition it was soon.

Motorrad

6,811 posts

151 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Scum who decide to steal someone's prized possession.

I wonder though, what the hell could anybody do with such a recognisable vehicle other than destroy it?

rigga

6,948 posts

165 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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That's a stty thing to happen, hope you get the car back, ill link this into the tvr forum's in case anyone hears of a built engine being offered.

aeropilot

23,752 posts

191 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Motorrad said:
I wonder though, what the hell could anybody do with such a recognisable vehicle other than destroy it?
Stripped PDQ and shell sold for a big bundle of notes for use in historic rallying most likely.

modenaf7red

Original Poster:

26 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Thanks guys, really appreciate it. Thanks for posting on the TVR forum.

The engine was very unique, it was built by Dominic at TVR Power years ago, its a Takara 5 litre all aluminium race spec unit.

The shell was probably one of the best out there, Prepfab (same people that built McRae's Escorts & Porsches)worked on it for me. To build a car like that is £80k without the unit!!

Below are some of the last pictures taken outside Trackspeed.....

thanks everyone.
Mark

modenaf7red

Original Poster:

26 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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modenaf7red

Original Poster:

26 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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modenaf7red

Original Poster:

26 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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optimal909

195 posts

108 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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modenaf7red said:
the Escort dragged out of the showroom on a chain
That alone makes the blood boil, heinous act... Best of luck for getting it back in one piece!

SturdyHSV

7,849 posts

131 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Going to share this on V8UK, what should I put as contact info, a mobile number?

GreatGranny

7,798 posts

190 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Bump.

Deserves to be on the front page.

Kev T360

362 posts

115 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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GreatGranny said:
Bump.

Deserves to be on the front page.

Bebee

4,579 posts

189 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Ask the Essex boys to keep an eye out for parts offered, I can't see it staying as one, unless it goes over seas. How can they hide it?

Dave Hedgehog

12,982 posts

168 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Bebee said:
Ask the Essex boys to keep an eye out for parts offered, I can't see it staying as one, unless it goes over seas. How can they hide it?
a stolen one not that long ago turned up as a barn find complete with fresh straw sprinkled on it .... frown

OP i hope you get it back undamaged as it is fabulous


BFG TERRANO

2,145 posts

112 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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s. Thieving dirty fking wker s.

Shared in the North Wiltshire area. Looks stunning I hope you get it back.

Bebee

4,579 posts

189 months

Wednesday 4th March 2015
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Dave Hedgehog said:
Bebee said:
Ask the Essex boys to keep an eye out for parts offered, I can't see it staying as one, unless it goes over seas. How can they hide it?
a stolen one not that long ago turned up as a barn find complete with fresh straw sprinkled on it .... frown

OP i hope you get it back undamaged as it is fabulous

That's good, I hope OP has the same out come, sorry didn't mean to be gloomy, just to keep all options open.