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Old 20th September 2008, 07:21   #1
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Default Bentleys with Wheels stolen.

I came across this picture of a Bentley Continental in Kensington, London which had its wheels stolen. The car was jacked up wheels removed and then was left on bricks.
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This black ones wheels gots nicked in balham, London.

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I cannot begin to comprehend the owners state of mind when he saw this.
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It even happened to Bernie Ecclestone's Mercedes
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The near-2-tonne car is being supported by 6 bricks standing on their long sides ? And the black one's a neat balancing act.

How are you so sure it's not a PS job ?

p.s: IIRC, we have another thread with similar images - of missing wheels.

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No, it actually happens! As if the theives will leave axle stands with fingerprints on it!!
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The near-2-tonne car is being supported by 6 bricks standing on their long sides ? And the black one's a neat balancing act.

How are you so sure it's not a PS job ?

p.s: IIRC, we have another thread with similar images - of missing wheels.
It's in a newspaper, so no Photoshop involved.
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What a shame. Am surprised these cars don't come with antitheft locking nuts as standard fitment.
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Arent their alarm system touch sensitive ??, that would have had some deterrence.
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Nobody takes any notice of theft alarms in London. Too many false alarms. They are just regarded as a nuisance.

Even I ignored one one day only to find it had been mine, and the window was broken and the HU gone!

I doubt that anti-theft nuts help much either; not against the determined thief. Wheels from this kind of a car are going to a pretty specialist item, aren't they? Probably stolen to order. They probably had a set of keys, or just knew exactly how to break the lock.
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What a shame. Am surprised these cars don't come with antitheft locking nuts as standard fitment.

They do have locking nuts.
  • A spokesman for Bentley said: "The wheels are so well protected most people wouldn't be able to get the dust covers off so they would have to be exceptionally skilled. Even if you get down to the locking bolts there is a special key code.
  • "Our technical team believes this must have been an exceptional set of circumstances or they got lucky or took a very long time."
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It even happened to Bernie Ecclestone's Mercedes

Clearly we now know That Bernie is a huge Merc fan. Lewis is safe. 08' champ.

Which one was it..??
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Default BMW Wheels

These BMW's had their rims stolen when they were still with the dealer, straight from his lot. Most of them even have the wheel nuts neatly kept near the cars

Oh Boy, this hurts.

There's 7 series & even a 6 Series.

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This one was put on a plastic crate which was squashes under it's weight. Notice the blue thing.
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This happens quite a bit in singapore at public carparks.

This is a corolla from singapore.
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Oh God, and we thought these things happened only in India. But what went through the owners mind when he saw these. Will it be covered under insurance?
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Dude.. thats an M6!!
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Only in India?

On the contrary, I'd say that India is very safe in respect, compared to London. In fact, there is no way that one would wear a string around the neck that obviously had a cell-phone on the other end on a London Street. It is part of the routine of parking a car to make sure that nothing is left on view, no coats, no bags, HU front removed. Even an empty bag; it is a real piss-off to have your glass smashed for an empty bag.
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