Classic Car theft is on the rise, so much so that the police created a network to help recover these stolen vehicles. Stolen classic cars are happening throughout the United States but is more prevalent in Southern California.
Classic cars are targeted because they are easy to sell overseas. People would pop them in containers and ship them overseas and a lot of them were a “for order situation”. Classic cars are worth much more than the average new vehicle and most times the classic car is one of a kind.
Most of the time when a classic call is stolen it’s never found because of the lacking built in security system that newer cars have. For that reason classic cars are far more difficult to track.
There are a few things you can do to protect your classic vehicle from being stolen.
Classic Car Protection
Keep Verifiable Records – Be sure the VIN and title information match that of your car. Something like this that is overlooked, could create huge problems later if your vehicle is ever stolen, and law enforcement is attempting to recover it.
Be Smart At Car Shows – When visiting car shows, or even taking your classic car out for a spin around the neighborhood, make it a habit to check your rear view mirror! Professional car thieves actually go to these events in search of their next target.
Be Careful When Selling – When selling your classic car be wary of the payment method, 150 cashier’s checks is not the best way to except payment because they could be bogus. The best payment options would be wire transfer.
Trust You Mechanic – If you take your classic vehicle for restoration to a body shop, or mechanic make sure they have a good security system so your vehicle is protected at all times.
Embrace Technology – Since classic cars do not have built in security system you need to install something that you feel will protect your vehicle while not in use. There are many choices to choose from especially our own T3 Tracker. You can now save when purchasing a tracker which saves you $95.
To learn more about the advantages of installing a T3 Tracker in your classic car – GO HERE!