Posting on behalf of a friend - info taken from Facebook:
*STOLEN* 1965 MGB GT registration NGC 239D. Father absolutely heartbroken, car has just been fully restored. Taken from the Raynes Park / Wimbledon area of London this morning (Fri 19th October). Car is extremely distinctive, chalk grey, red leather interior, black wire wheels.
Reward tracing or tracking the car. Call me (Al Clark) on 07967114064 or DM me. Thank you.
FOUND IT! THE INTERNET WINS!! Thank you SO MUCH to Terry Roots for finding it and Andrew Turner who shared the post! It was parked on a street undamaged 20 minutes away in Carshalton - front tyres let down and a steering lock put on it!!! Unbelievable news, the car world is truly staggering sometimes, and the power of the internet wins!!!
Excellent result. Intrigued by the tactic of putting a steering lock on it and letting down the tyres, possibly to make it look broken down but cared for to arouse less suspicion?
Yeah, curious right? I guess you're right though - it looks unloved but owned.
Actually a little disconcerting. Steering lock is one thing but imagine if it was a wheel clamp or similar that stops the vehicle being recovered swiftly forcing it to be in the location longer
Although to put a positive spin on it, if you found a knowingly stolen car unlocked by the road side I'd imagine putting a steering lock on it and then contacting the owner/leaving a note/calling the Police would probably/possibly prevent the vehicle being moved again before the chance for recovery.....