[E-Type] My TWO E-types stolen last night

Just got a call from the shippers. My OTS and the FHC went from
their storage facility to the UK port of Felixstowe yesterday and
were stolen last night from the container. Ploice involved etc.

Needless to say, I am puttingo ut an APB to every E-type crowd I
know in case anyone sees or is offered a scruffy but super-solid
standard FHC, or my blue OTS with Getrag and S1 centre dash panel
etc.

It’s only posessions, nobody got hurt, and there will be some
insurance cover but not really for the true worth to me personally
and I’d much rather have the cars back than the money. 1R7977 and
1E33100, both on XKEData.com with pics etc.

Keep your eyes out folks please.

Thanks
Pete–
1E75339 66 D, 1E33100 66 FHC, 1R7977 69 OTS, 1R9720 69OTS
Gaithersburg (in transit), United States
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Please also pass the message below to any local Jaguar club website
or bulletin boards you know of worldwide. The cars were stolen from
a busy port so may be on their way anywhere. This could be an
opportunity to harness the power of the internet and ‘going viral’
to make the cars unsaleable and hopefully detectable by alerting
the whole Jaguar community worldwide.

I don’t have my JEC card available and don’t know my number, so if
someone could put the info on the JEC (and JDC?) web sites that
would be great, thanks.

Pete–
1E75339 66 D, 1E33100 66 FHC, 1R7977 69 OTS, 1R9720 69OTS
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete, I understand about them only being ‘‘things,’’ but this
is still a gut-wrenching turn of events. I hope they will
turn up, both quickly and in good fettle. Will be watching
for a victory note soon!
Bruce–
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete,
I’m so sorry, I had a truck stolen once and that was bad
enough, but this is sickening. I hope they’re recovered in
good shape. I’ll be on lookout.
Best of luck,
Bill–
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Just got a call from the shippers. My OTS and the FHC went from
their storage facility to the UK port of Felixstowe yesterday and
were stolen last night from the container. Ploice involved etc.


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so sorry to hear that peter, let’s hope for the best

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Put is on the Jag Club forum, sent it to the local Jag Club
folks, too.–
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In reply to a message from Diego Montefusco sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete;

WOW, awful news. All kinds of emotion flares, not the pleasant ones
of course. Sadness and anger primarily.

Five thoughts:

  1. Declared value on the Bill of Lading.

  2. Bailment for hire makes the shipper absolutely bound by law,
    except for the exculpatory language in the shipping socuments.

  3. Reeks of an inside job. Courtesy oif the instincts gained in my
    prior profession.

  4. They are bound for countries of limited law on board vessels of
    questionable repute.

  5. They are still in the UK in a chop shop.

Carl–
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete,
This is a nightmare scenario! I am so sorry to hear about this and
I too will see what I can do to help. I belong to the usual Jag
forums and internet discussion groups, which I am sure will gladly
accept posting like this. I hope you can recover them in the same
condition as when they were taken.

Does the JCNA offer any assistance for stolen car listings?–
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Just got a call from the shippers. My OTS and the FHC went from
their storage facility to the UK port of Felixstowe yesterday and
were stolen last night from the container. Ploice involved etc.
Needless to say, I am puttingo ut an APB to every E-type crowd I
know in case anyone sees or is offered a scruffy but super-solid
standard FHC, or my blue OTS with Getrag and S1 centre dash panel
etc.
It’s only posessions, nobody got hurt, and there will be some
insurance cover but not really for the true worth to me personally
and I’d much rather have the cars back than the money. 1R7977 and
1E33100, both on XKEData.com with pics etc.


jcarey : (888373) Bettie IV - my '63 S1 FHC in progress
Los Gatos/California, United States
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

That blows. Will keep an eye out at this end. Nick.–
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Just got a call from the shippers. My OTS and the FHC went from
their storage facility to the UK port of Felixstowe yesterday and
were stolen last night from the container. Ploice involved etc.


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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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Pete, Thats really shitty. Don’t the shippers have insurance also?
Larry----- Original Message ----
From: PeterCrespin jag@thewritersbureau.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thu, June 28, 2012 10:51:49 AM
Subject: [E-Type] My TWO E-types stolen last night

Just got a call from the shippers. My OTS and the FHC went from
their storage facility to the UK port of Felixstowe yesterday and
were stolen last night from the container. Ploice involved etc.

Needless to say, I am puttingo ut an APB to every E-type crowd I
know in case anyone sees or is offered a scruffy but super-solid
standard FHC, or my blue OTS with Getrag and S1 centre dash panel
etc.

It’s only posessions, nobody got hurt, and there will be some
insurance cover but not really for the true worth to me personally
and I’d much rather have the cars back than the money. 1R7977 and
1E33100, both on XKEData.com with pics etc.

Keep your eyes out folks please.

Thanks
Pete


1E75339 66 D, 1E33100 66 FHC, 1R7977 69 OTS, 1R9720 69OTS
Gaithersburg (in transit), United States
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So sorry Pete.

Alan----- Original Message -----
From: “PeterCrespin” jag@thewritersbureau.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:41 AM
Subject: [E-Type] My TWO E-types stolen last night

Just got a call from the shippers. My OTS and the FHC went from
their storage facility to the UK port of Felixstowe yesterday and
were stolen last night from the container. Ploice involved etc.

Needless to say, I am puttingo ut an APB to every E-type crowd I
know in case anyone sees or is offered a scruffy but super-solid
standard FHC, or my blue OTS with Getrag and S1 centre dash panel
etc.

It’s only posessions, nobody got hurt, and there will be some
insurance cover but not really for the true worth to me personally
and I’d much rather have the cars back than the money. 1R7977 and
1E33100, both on XKEData.com with pics etc.

Keep your eyes out folks please.

Thanks
Pete


1E75339 66 D, 1E33100 66 FHC, 1R7977 69 OTS, 1R9720 69OTS
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete
Sorry to hear that. You might be right
that it can be shipped anywhere.
Hope this picture helps, maybe post it elsewhere.

http://i49.tinypic.com/28whqo8.jpg--
Benny 1968 4.2 S11/2 OTS
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Sorry to hear of this Pete.

A couple of thoughts;

  • Port security cameras.

  • Was the container taken or the cars removed from it? If they
    were removed, someone in the area would surely have noticed 2 E’s.
    If it was the container, they can be traced by method of shipment
    and destination.

I once had a car stolen. It certainly leaves an empty feeling.–
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or bulletin boards you know of worldwide. The cars were stolen from
a busy port so may be on their way anywhere. This could be an


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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete,
Sorry to hear the terrible news. I agree with Carl that it
smells like an inside job.
Good luck.
Dan–
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In reply to a message from BTR sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Benny, thanks for that clever pic. I just posted an ad on eBay and
could have used it on my listing for the single free pic!

Shipper has phoned me direct - previous info was secondhand from my
wife. Some changes:

Cars were still at shipper’s facility, or more correctly, the
shipper’s agent’s local facility in Cambridge. Arpin International
are a big US firm but they clearly used a local agent in the region
to store my stuff. The agreement was the cars were to stay under
cover.

Cars were outside. Allegedly just for that night prior to shipping
and because they needed to move some stuff around in the warehouse
(?)

There is CCTV footage apparently that has gone to the police. No
idea if the theft is on there. Arpin directors are involved in
chasing this, allegdly. Supposed to be calling me tomorrow. Worst
theft they have ever had. Of course being overseas it costs me to
receive their call :slight_smile: It certainly does smell like an inside job
at the agent. The guys who packed all my garage stuff were a motley
crew, so even loose talk in the pub could have tipped a thief off
(’‘We were at some guy’s barn yesterday on a great job. We’re
storing two nice E-tytpes’’)

The OTS is still insured with my normal UK insurer and I was only
going to notify them and take it off-risk once it had actually left
the country. I do not wish to get into a tug-of-war between
shipper’s insurers and my insurers, nor do I expect to be paid
twice. What is the legal view on liability anyone?

I have had motorcycles stolen before, recovered one. Not a new
feeling. Someone much cleverer than me once suggested not storing
up treasures here where moths and rust corrupt and thieves break in
and steal. Thankfully, I subscribe to that view and can be sanguine
about it all, but there really was no rust on these :frowning:

I have put a notice in all the places I can think of. The eBay ad
is here: http://tinyurl.com/7dtxxtg

I would love everyone who can think of any other spots to go right
ahead and put a notice up there themselves. It is kind of
comforting to know that with due notice posted on XKEData.com, the
only way those cars will ever appear legitimately in public will be
if I amend the recods there. But we all know how easy it is to
transfer an identity illegally, so there is scope for them to
appear dishonestly under other numbers.

Pete–
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Hope this picture helps, maybe post it elsewhere.
http://i49.tinypic.com/28whqo8.jpg


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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Most likely these crooks ar pros and they would not dare to try to
sell a swag car. Unless they switch # tags which is dificult at
best… I would think we should be on the lookout for parts… Sorry
to say… but lookout I will sorry for the loss…–
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know in case anyone sees or is offered a scruffy but super-solid


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In reply to a message from Mark Jagawar sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Pete,

So sorry to hear about that man. Seriously, that sucks big
time. I’ll be on the look out.

-Brandon
'69 OTS–
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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I know how you must feel,
having had a 3 month old OTS stolen in 1967, although that was
much easier to replace.

FWIW, I think you can list stolen vehicles on Hemmings Motor
News at no cost.

Rod–
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Benny, thanks for that clever pic. I just posted an ad on eBay and
could have used it on my listing for the single free pic!


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In reply to a message from Rod Fisher sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Sorry to hear that Pete. As a fellow Brit who has moved
abroad to the US, I know that is not the last memory you
want of the old country.–
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In reply to a message from Brooksbro sent Thu 28 Jun 2012:

Posted it on the german Jaguar-forum.de forum. (the largest)

Carsten–
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