Appeal goes global after £20,000 vintage car stolen in Knebworth

PUBLISHED: 17:04 04 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:04 04 September 2014

The green classic TR4a was stolen from the show

The green classic TR4a was stolen from the show

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An appeal to find a £20,000 vintage family car stolen from a motor show has gone global.

The green classic TR4a was stolen from the show The green classic TR4a was stolen from the show

The TR4a green Triumph was stolen from the public car park at Knebworth House, which was hosting the Knebworth Classic Motor Show and Vintage Fair on Sunday, August 24.

The soft-top car, which has an estimated value of around £20,000 and has a registration of JL8 00D, had been in the owner’s family for 44 years.

Herts police confirmed that the car was locked and was parked with other vehicles in the car park at the time.

An appeal to find the car on social networking site Facebook has so far been seen by more than 7,000 people and has been shared in France, Germany, Cyprus and South Africa.

The green classic TR4a was stolen from the showThe green classic TR4a was stolen from the show

Stephen Smith, who organised the motor show, said: “The owner had parked in the public car park.

He had come to see the show and at the end of the day when he went back to the car it wasn’t there.

“We are very sad to hear of the loss, it is a very sought-after car for criminals.

“I am pleased to hear that the appeal to find the car has gone international and I hope the car is returned to its owner.”

The two-day car show featured about 500 classic cars including customs, hot rods, Mini Coopers and VWs.

There were also some sport and kit cars, military vehicles and classic motorcycles on display.

Anyone with information should call police on non-emergency number 101.


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