Have You Seen This Ford Model A?
Car reported stolen from Henry Ford Museum parking lot.
According to Dearborn, Mich., police, the theft happened between 9 a.m. and 5:55 p.m. while the owner was visiting the museum. The Model A was inside of a 2007 Iner Carrier enclosed trailer, and the whole rig was being towed by 2001 Ford F-250. The truck, the trailer and the Model A are all missing.
The Model A is black and yellow with a tan convertible top. Its California license plate number is 670RHG, and its VIN is A2970284.
The stolen F-250 reportedly is white on top and gold on the bottom. It has a NASCAR sticker in the rear window and a NASCAR license-plate holder, and its California plate number is 6P95641.
The trailer is a white two-axle model with the California license plate 4JT5217.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the Model A, the F-250 or the trailer, call the Help Eliminate Auto Theft tip line at (800) 242-4328 or visit www.miheat.org.
While helping reunite an owner with his classic car would be rewarding in its own right, up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the thief and the return of the Model A.
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i suspect the classic car will be dumped. the truck with a trailer is worth more.
btw, anyone who drives to detroit needs to know you can't leave a nice vehicle with out-of-state plates in an unsecured lot.
There are great Cops and not so great Cops who investigate these things. I came home from the Army on leave and the following night my friends 65 Chevelle SS was stolen in South Amboy NJ in 1971. Cops said he'd never find it and that was the end of their concern.
We got in my car and drove around the 1 square mile town and found it within 15 minutes. It was clearly visible from a well traveled street, up a sandy hill where it was sticking out of the woods stripped. The seats, trans, rims and tires were gone . He had no insurance and just completed rebuilding and painting the entire car.
We went back to the PD and after quite a hassle got a cop to get in his patrol car and go to where the car was.
1st thing outta his mouth "when ya gonna get it outta here?
I asked "aren't you going to investigate, look for clues, fingerprints or anything ?"
Cop; "No. This was done by professionals. You're not gonna find any evidence or fingerprints"
One of my jobs in the army was taking fingerprints, and I found one on the vent window glass that was perfect and clear. I said "here's a thumb print right here that's perfect."
Cop ; where?
me "right here" pointing to it.
cop took the palm of his hand and put it on the thumb print and rubbed it off and said "I don't see no thumb print. NOW GET IT OUTTA HERE"
in 1979 my just completed custom 69 Vette was parked in front of my speed shop/body shop in Sayreville NJ when I saw a guy steal it. It crashed in the next town . Again South Amboy,
I did the detective work, found the thief lived in South Amboy right around the corner from the crash..
I gave the info to the cops who immediately went to his house , he answered the door, they asked if he was home, he said no. the cops left. He grabbed his crap, jumped into his van and beat it outta NJ.
Cops asked him if he was him???!!!??!!!!!????! Not one of the 6 cops thought to ask him for ID considering he fit the description and lived in the guys house, you'd think that would have been a no brainer.
He returned 11 years later thinking he was safe. . Every other year I checked his drivers license number and he returned 11 years later. lets just say he had a serious accident one night soon after I found him again. Badges? we don't need no stinkin badges!
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