5 litre TVR V8 powered Mk1 Escort Rally Spec registration DAD422K was stolen from Trackspeed on the Portsmouth Road, Ripley, GU23 6HB at 9:20pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.
The glass of the showroom was ram raided by a series 1 Landrover & the Escort dragged out using a chain. The Escort was then dragged towards Ripley & the A3. The was possibly another vehicle parked nearby which was used in the theft. The Landrover was later found burnt out.
Police were on the scene within 5 minutes but there was no sign of it
According to CCTV footage at least 3 people were involved in the theft
The full spec of the car is as follows:
Colour Volkswagen Jazz Blue with white Mexico stripes & 27 in black, housed in a white circle on the doors & bonnet.
The shell was built by Mike Taylor Developments (MTD Rallye Sport) & has had further work by Prepfab. Notable features include bubble arches, enlarged vents on the front panel, bonnet pins, boot clips, a widened gearbox & rear tunnel & the bulkhead moved further back, the heater bubble removed to incorporate the V8. The car has a roof scoop fitted, Cibie Super Oscar & Oscar Spotlights, Quarter bumpers & full multi point rollcage with door bars. The wipers feature external washer tubes.
The chassis number is BBATMG17130.
The engine is a 5 litre TVR V8 built by John Eales. The engine has a cross bolted crankshaft, has been dry sumped & has a stainless exhaust system. The engine mounts directly onto the chassis rails.
The engine number is 124AC.
Transmission is a manual T5, 5 speed gearbox running through to a baby Atlas rear axle housing a limited slip differential.
The car has a Prepfab electric power steering conversion, Group 4 rack & Gartac World Cup Crossmember.
Front suspension are adjustable Bilsteins & the rear has been 5 linked with coil overs & Watts linkage.
The car has over size AP brakes front & rear, Compomotive Minilites shod in Yokohama tyres, Group A fuel pump, aeroquip pipes, an adjustable pedal box, tow eyes in red front & rear & a fuel cell located in the centre of the boot floor.
Any information please get in touch, forget the insurance money, this car is irreplaceable and the owner just wants it back!
Any help or information greatly appreciated. The owner can be contacted by email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org