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|21st May 2010, 16:36||#1|
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$300,000 Twin-Turbo Mustang Outlaw Drag Car Stolen
The thief has to be really stupid in this case. Don't really know what choices he has now. Read the letter that the owner has written for the thieves. Funny.
By now, you must realize that you can never own or race this car. The awesome power of the internet has put pictures of every inch of it onto every imaginable forum. This will only get worse with time.
There are yellowbulleters that are truckers, port authorities, cops, racers, track owners, shop owners, vendors, painters, tuners, mechanics, interstate camera guys, you name it. Your UPS guy just might have seen the car on his favorite Yugo forum, so itís just a matter of time before someone puts it together. Sooner or later, someone will notice you have an unfamiliar car under a cover somewhere, and that it doesnít quite add up. One day, heíll stumble across a website and bells will go off in his head.
Just about every part on that car is unique and custom. Every single part is high-end stuff, only used by cars with huge power levels. There are only so many people that use parts like these. We know most of these people, and our friends here know the rest of them. Even internationally. Our friends have probably already emailed your friends with pictures and information about the theft. The parts canít be sold, theyíre worthless to you. They canít be repaired without being identified. Even if you sold them, one day those parts will need repair and the manufacturer will recognize them. They will then be traced back to you. Faced with stolen parts charges, your buyer will quickly roll over on you.
The engine is so custom that anyone capable of rebuilding it will recognize who it was built by, and red flags will go off. All it takes is one set of rods, lifters, crank, a needed valve job or whatever. How many race head shops are there? How often do Blue Thunder heads really come through? How many of them already got our email forwarded to them? Just on this site alone, there were something like 12,000 views within 8 hours of the original post. Thatís 12,000 people on day 1 that are now looking closely for you, or any part that comes off that car. And that was day 1, before it spread to every Ford, Chevy, Honda, Nissan, Dodge, Buick, Fiat, Volvo, and Yugo forum there is. Google ďJosh KluggerĒ and see for yourself.
The RacePak? Serial Number. Big Stuff? Serial Number. Heads? Serial Number. MSD box? You see what Iím saying? Need the converter rebuilt? It was custom built for us, and would be easily recognized. Tranny? Custom internal mods. Rear end & suspension? prototype from Alston Chassis. Wheels? Custom offset and beadlocks made just for us by our good friends at Holeshot. Turbos? Joe @ Precision will be watching for them. This car, and itís parts, are worthless to you. Even if you managed to sell some parts, every part you sell is a part that could later be identified and eventually traced back to you. The more you sell, the greater the risk of identification.
You certainly couldnít sell the car as a whole to a legitimate buyer. Title, VIN, recognizable car. Itís also a real Mach1. How many real Mach1 race cars do you think there are? And a sudden influx of high end parts to your car would certainly raise suspicion, wouldnít they? If you go faster, people will notice. So if the parts are no good to use or sell, the car is not sellable as a whole, keeping it around is a ticking time bomb, and every day the word gets spread even further and faster, your only realistic choice is to get rid of the car before you get caught with it. Just today, someone launched a website for usÖ
Youíre probably a car guy yourself, so donít screw up a beautiful race car and someoneís life dream. Hereís an easy way out: Park the car in a nice, safe church parking lot at about 5am. Write the words STOLEN FROM OCALA, FL on the windshield, and walk away. And consider thisÖ when you do end up getting caught, whatever missing parts or damage happens to that car, you will be court ordered to pay for in restitution, as part of your parole conditions (after you finally get out of prison and break up with Bubba). Not paying your restitution on time every month is cause for violation of parole, and lands you back in prison, so you canít escape paying that back (probably at minimum wage at that point). And these parts arenít cheap. So itís in everybodyís best interest that the car just comes back safely and whole.
By now, you know you messed up. Please donít make this any worse for yourself, or Josh, who is suffering unbearably because of you. Do the right thing, before itís too late. Giving the car back will be a huge weight off your shoulders.
Source : $300,000 Twin-Turbo Mustang Outlaw Drag Car Stolen | Ford Mustang Heaven
You can check his rides pics on the site itself
|21st May 2010, 17:56||#2|
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I am sure the thief must have thought of something before stealing it. Like how to salvage it or sell it.
SOme of the most unique works like that of Picasso are nicked and had. Car parts are too common.
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|21st May 2010, 21:21||#3|
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Gone in 60 seconds
Maybe if their gang consisted of guys like in "gone in 60 seconds" or "Oceans 11" they'd probably find a way out of it too. Imagine if it was some thief who just felt lucky and stole the car. He is in deep crap.
|21st May 2010, 22:25||#4|
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Ouch!! Feeling sorry for the owner who has put that kind of money and time into the car .
How this fella is going to dispose off the car .
|21st May 2010, 22:58||#6|
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Thats so sad. And so dumb on the thief's part. Why steal a track car? You will end up stealing a few more just to maintain it n fill it up (assuming you cant dispose it off).
I just hope the moron doesn't smash the car due to its insane power.
@Ranjan: Why would anyone put a security system on a track car? It will add a few 10^ (-100) pico seconds. (If thats a correct term)
|21st May 2010, 23:56||#7|
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But it's worth losing some pico seconds than the car completely.
|22nd May 2010, 03:19||#8|
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I think it is worth more than the money estimated. Its more like family, like a first wife. Imagine someone 'car'napping her . Well he would be noticed anywhere now, since that car really is unique and special. it'd surely be detected.
The only way to dispose it, is to crush it. and dump it at a scrapyard. What a waste of resources that would be for the thief and the owner ???
Hope the thief does the right thing. Just leave it at a church and scram for a while.
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