Imagine you had trouble importing and storing a classic American yacht on land in Europe. Now, imagine that someone stole that car and use it in a demolition derby type event, causing it to be destroyed. It was the situation of two Englishmen classic car owners find themselves in. To say that this story is strange is an understatement.
The story appeared on Twitter and was further investigated by CD driverwhich notes that the year 1985 was stolen Ford LTD and 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix extremely rare in the country. The cars were stolen in mid-June from nearby towns in southern England. Soon after, two similar-looking cars appeared in a banger race, combining elements of breakneck derbies and oval short-distance racing. While they’re painted with a bright turquoise paint job that obscures any identifying details, the rarity of the two cars makes a strong case that the smashed classics are. stolen cars in question.
– Tim Oldland (@Tim_Oldland)
August 8, 2022
Police seized what was left of the cars, and the Ford owner said authorities contacted him to confirm they were trying to identify the vehicle. He said there were things on the car that made him understand that it was his. There is only one Ford Squire registered in the UK and there cannot be many Pontiac Grand Prix models floating around, so the number of possible connections in this case is very small.
Importing classic cars to other countries can be an extremely expensive and complicated undertaking. Limit emissions and the law of safety makes it difficult to get the car through customsand in the past, large American cars were not the most compatible vehicles on European streets. More of an insult to Ford’s owner, he just imported the car in late 2021, so he only has a few months to enjoy it before it falls apart.