• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Stolen Healey

Editor_Reid

Moderator
Staff member
Platinum
Country flag
Offline
This BT7 was stolen from a locked garage in Seattle last night (Tuesday, October 13). The chassis is HBT7L9928.

Stolen Healey.jpg

Contact me if you learn anything about it, such as a white hardtop becoming available for sale.

(Full disclosure: I sold this car to the present owner about 15 years ago, but had had no contact since, until he reported it stolen today. He also stated that he had not kept the insured value up to date, so perhaps this is a good reminder for you to update your Healey's insured value.)
 
Country flag
Online
I'm really sorry to hear this. I have my two Healeys in a 'locked garage;' any idea how the thieves pulled this off: lock picked, window broken, etc.? Obviously, nothing short of a bank vault, and maybe not even that, can be considered absolutely theft-proof. Presumably, the owner wasn't home. A few years ago, there was a Nasty Boy stolen in the Bay Area and an 'APB' was issued to the Healey community; I think I saw the car in Alameda--it was pretty unique, with roll bar and other racing equipment--and I duly reported it but never heard if it was recovered (IIRC, it was on a trailer and both were boosted).

I'm actually kind of surprised; from what I've heard Hondas and Toyotas are the most stolen vehicles, because there are a bajillion of them, and they are easily parted-out. There can't be a lot of buyers for a 'hot' Healey, they're not even that expensive these days.
 

HealeyRick

Yoda
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Reid's advice about checking your insurance coverage is very timely. One of our club members was recently involved in an accident where another vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into his very nice BJ8, damaging the frame, right fender and shroud. Although having classic car coverage he wasn't insured for the full value of the car and is now involved in trying to be made whole from the at fault driver.

I'm wondering if the stolen Healey is destined to be put in a container and shipped out of the country? In doing my Auction Report for the Healey Marque I've noticed how many Healeys are offered for sale with wrong chassis numbers. They are just so easy to change with two screws and a new ID plate it's an invitation for skullduggery.
 

nevets

Jedi Knight
Silver
Country flag
Offline
That's terrible..,I hope the car is recovered, in tact. I've been thinking about getting a GPS tracking device for my e-bike because e-bikes are such a hot item and easy to steal. I wonder if it might make sense to hide one in a classic car?
 

pkmh

Jedi Warrior
Country flag
Offline
Healey Rick,
I also thought of the possibility it might of gotten shipped overseas. And if so, then it may become a bit tougher to recover. But...

I will make another suggestion to all classic car owners. It's a long shot in recovering one's stolen car but it does provide proof of ownership (keep in mind you should also file a police report as well if the vehicle is ever stolen).

That is, and this especially applies to those who do work on their own car, to make notes on unique repairs made or scribe some kind of ID on a hidden part of the car and record it with a photo. Some of you know I keep a journal. But on some repairs I made in the past, they are unique to the car as well. Probably the easiest is to scribe "something" to the under part of the car only you know where it is, but which is easily traceable for future and then take a picture of it.

That's one thought I have, anyway.

Paul
 

Keoke

Great Pumpkin
Country flag
Offline
Man I am sure sorry to hear that.

But:

U know what on my way to the Washington meet some time ago I was cautioned not to go through Seattle at several stop along the way. ?
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
oldbagpipe Stolen Austin Healey Austin Healey 18
HealeyRick BOLO for Stolen Healey Austin Healey 0
Boink Man recovers stolen Healey after 42 years! Austin Healey 36
HealeyRick Guy Recovers Stolen Healey - 40 Yrs Later! Austin Healey 12
LarryK Stolen Spridgets 0
Don_R Spitfire **STOLEN SPITFIRE** Triumph 23
PAUL161 MGA STOLEN MGA TWIN CAM!!! MG 0
P Midget Race Car STOLEN Charlotte NC Spridgets 12
D Jaguar E-types [2] stolen alert Jaguar 1
G TR2/3/3A Rest of the story on stolen TR3 Triumph 4
G Stolen Car Notice Triumph 15
K MGA Stolen MGA / cars MG 1
M STOLEN MGA Triumph 4
Michael Oritt Stolen Bugeye Racing 1
Cottontop STOLEN BUGEYE RACE CAR Spridgets 1
aeronca65t Stolen Frog-Ontario Racing 1
I GPS - tracking a stolen car Spridgets 5
M TR4/4A TR4 race car and trailer stolen. Kansas City, KS Triumph 3
rick_ingram Stolen AH and MG Parts Spridgets 44
rick_ingram Stolen MG and AH Parts MG 25
R TR2/3/3A TR3 Missing [running rough not stolen!] Triumph 4
B Spitfire STOLEN SPITFIRE Triumph 2
Editor_Reid Pat Moss Trophies STOLEN Spridgets 1
P Help! Stolen Red Sports Car Triumph 13
PeterK TR5/TR250 Stolen TR5 Triumph 5
P ALERT: MG Parts Stolen in Detroit! MG 4
Steve_S MGA STOLEN MGA MG 23
Shealey LA guys, M3 stolen at gun point! Spridgets 1
ChrisS Spec E30 Stolen - Ohio Racing 2
A Stolen : MK1 Lotus Cortina , from Carmichael Calif Lotus 8
JamesWilson Potter's car stolen Other British Cars 11
M STOLEN Super 7 and trailer Lotus 1
I Austin-Healey BN1 Parts List Austin Healey 4
Keoke Tahoe Healey Austin Healey 2
T Shipping an Austin-Healey to Australia Austin Healey 0
R New to Austin Healey Austin Healey 7
Basil Healey Makes a Cameo Austin Healey 0
B Overcooling Healey 100 Austin Healey 13
G Custom-Bodied Austin-Healey 3000 Coupe Austin Healey 17
D Wanted: Healey 3000 MkIII body and chassis Austin Healey Classifieds 0
chicken Healey BJ7 door (i think) Austin Healey Classifieds 0
G Healey Exhibit Opening in Warwick Austin Healey 4
dougie Bruce McLaren's start in an Austin Healey Austin Healey 0
vette Geoffrey Healey Obituary Austin Healey 5
Editor_Reid Healey 100 Chassis Dimensions Austin Healey 5
lbcspinners New article today from Hagerty Media: the Austin-Healey Sprite Austin Healey 0
S WANTED: Healey BN1 "Smiths" Fuel Gauge (Dead or Alive) Austin Healey Classifieds 3
AngliaGT Healey Fiesta - For Sale (again) Other Cars 4
R Healey at Carlisle Austin Healey 6
steveg Healey Billet Pedals Wanted Austin Healey 6

Similar threads

Top