A fellow Mopar Muscle Club member has had is 1972 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon (estate) stolen, plate is BRJ998K, colour is gold. Car is well rare, possibly the only one in the UK. Nasty suspicion its been stolen for banger racing. Taken from Didsbury in South Manchester.
The '68 Roadrunner that got nicked a while back got recovered and returned. But there have been a few other classics I know of got nicked and never seen again.
Someone was telling me about a fully hot rodded out Mk2 Zephyr got stolen just to be weighed in for scrap for £20! Thing still had a high po built 302 V8 in it and everything when it was found in the local scrappy . Makes no sense.
I can't believe someone would steal it to banger it! It just seems so unfair! How do people reason thats its ok just to take whats not theirs! Especially something that they would clearly know is its owners pride and joy!
On a side note is this basically a Barracuda estate. Because to me it bears a striking resembelance.
Baracuda is on E body platform by 1972. The Satellite was always on the B body platform. Its closest living muscle car relatives are the Dodge Charger and the Plymouth Roadrunner (the later shares a fair bit of sheet metal with it)
Do we know it's been stolen for bangering? It seems a bit 'pitchforks' to suddenly leap in and blame a whole community without proof! These days more and more classics are stolen to order, to sit in someone's private collection.... as said, bangering that is less than subtle when most races have a writeup with makes/models used!
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Sorry to hear that, I sincerely hope he gets it back, I bet he must be properly gutted. I'd agree not to necessarily blame the banger lads right away, but it is worth checking with them. I assume the police have added it to their files as well, with any luck if someone tries to take it out of the country they'll catch it, as has been mentioned a lot of classics these days are stolen to order or broken for parts, the latter being particularly heartbreaking if it happens. Best of luck to your mate in finding it.
Well, assuming that the peolpe who nick cars liek this actually have any kind of thought process like normal human beings...
1. its too rare to be sold on as it stands without being recognised. 2. its not worth a lot in parts as theres so few in the UK and the circle of enthusiasts is small enough that parts would be recognised fairly quickly. 3. its not a big value car so its not going back to the USA or anything
I suspect that its one of the following:
1. Joy riders and its been burnt out somewhere 2. banger racers and its being stripped somewhere 3. someone wanted a free V8 engine for thier project and the rest is probably cut up for scrap.
But then I assumed we'd never see that road runner again (a very destinctive car being a pretty much race-car-for-the-street build, but that was foun undamaged)
I only walked past this car a few days ago on my way to the barbers... to be honest, it looked like it hadn't turned a wheel for a while, and some scroat had already given it a go-faster stripe with a key... but, I really can't imagine what sort of wally would nick such a thing, I swear that it is the size of a house and cannot be moved without being seen! I hope the offender gets his comeupance by loosing their arms... ...or something...
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