Saturday, 11 July 2020

STOLEN: Ferrari 365 GT4 / 2+2 in Northampton, England. Dark metallic blue - Chassis VIN 17365

Update 15-7-2020: Todays newspaper:

The car has been found and handed back to the owner:

As "Futurama's" Doctor Nick would say - "Good news, everybody !" Yes - my 365 has been found ! Courtesy of a local enthusiast who joined this group to track me down, and the proprietor of a local garage, the police have recovered my car, and I'm welcome to collect it after finger-printing etc. The thief didn't remove the car himself - it seems he actually had the chutzpah to get a breakdown service to remove the car from my garage, telling them that it was his and he'd lost the keys! Luckily, the specialist-car garage "smelt a rat" when a Ferrari with a broken quarter-light and missing ignition-lock arrived for repair, and we will be re-united in a few days time. Many thanks to everybody who took an interest and circulated the information - your help is much appreciated. I even made a good new contact which may help others: Nick at "TLR Group" Daventry, Northants, UK ( ) is one of the "old school" who can rebuild a Ferrari V12 without it costing the earth, because he does the sensible, basic things like checking dimensions and ordering rods, bearing, pistons at a fraction of the price, because they're the same as used in everyday Fords and Vauxhalls etc. I have another 365 V12 engine that I bought in pieces - ten years ago some joker offered to rebuild it for me for £25,000, I hate to think how much a "specialist" would want now. Personally, I reckon I can do the job myself and have change out of £3000.

Please be aware of this car theft. Any helpful information or support on this matter is much appreciated:

STOLEN: Ferrari 365 GT4 / 2+2 in Northampton, England. Dark metallic blue. Cream leather interior - seats, headlining, door-cards, cream carpets. Blue piping on the seats, and blue leather on the centre-console, door-pulls, fascia, and steering-wheel. Pirelli 235/60 tyres. I bought this with money left to me by my parents, so it has strong sentimental associations for me - I want it back ! Photo below of the car parked near Goodwood. If anyone hears any rumours of this turning up anywhere in the world, or are offered an engine, gearbox, interior, panels, wheels etc - please contact Phil at If any one knows of any Ferrari trade associations I can notify, or sites for listing stolen classic cars, please let me know. Thank you all in advance.

As per the first line - it was stolen in Northampton, England. It was stolen from storage, not from my house. Believed stolen between Sunday evening 5th July and Monday evening 6th July. Is a UK RHD car.

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