Tales From The Cooler: Stolen Ford GT Found Stripped

Virgil Hilts
by Virgil Hilts
tales from the cooler stolen ford gt found stripped

Well, that did not take long. Authorities in Vista, California today found what was left of the 2005 Ford GT discovered stolen from tony Rancho Santa Fe last week. We usually don’t mind strippers at all, butt …

The car was found sans engine, transmission and frame by police as they were investigating an “unrelated” home burglary case. Detectives continue to refuse to divulge the victim’s name but are now sticking to the story that the supercar was stolen during a home break-in while the owner was out of town. No arrests have been made.

In our contest for TTAC readers to predict the outcome of this caper, no one saw this twist coming – most thought the car was somewhere in hyperspace, never to be seen in North America again.

There are certain to be more developments in this case. We will continue to follow the updates until September 1, when we announce the winner!

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  • Bunkie Bunkie on Jul 28, 2012

    Looks as if you confused "not noticing" with "not wanting to acknowledge"

  • Crm114 Crm114 on Jul 28, 2012

    I have the engine and transmission. My 1992 F-150 project is coming along nicely, too.

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Jul 28, 2012

    If they chopped up the body to get the intact rolling chassis, chances are the engine and transmission are still attached. Somebody's going to re-body it, probably in a foreign country, and have a "unique" one of a kind muscle car. That's a relief to me - I don't want somebody in an oddly misproportioned Corolla offering to race against my Altima...

  • My guess is that it'll be totalled and crushed.