Owning, restoring and driving a classic car is a common dream, but it requires significant investment at every stage – in both time and money.
Such desirable, high-value vehicles are inevitably also a common target for professional thieves meeting demand for vintage cars and their parts in the UK and across Europe. Stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, Tracker, is sharing tips to help first-time classic buyers find the right vehicle and protect it when they do.
Clive Wain continued,“If a prized car is stolen after all that time and money, it would be devastating on many levels, so it is vital that owners protect their investment.
“Physical deterrents and protection such as alarms, immobilisers, wheel clamps and steering wheel locks will put off many opportunistic criminals but may not be enough to stop experienced professionals. In the event of a classic car being stolen, it is often stripped for parts to meet demand of the growing market. With a Tracker fitted, the chance of a stolen car being recovered before the car is stripped or shipped abroad intact is dramatically increased, to a reassuring 95%.”
It comes as the forecourts report a recovery in used car sales as lockdown ended and motorists were looking for cheaper alternatives to public transport.