‘Family heirloom’ E-type stolen in Oxfordshire
A classic owner has spoken of his heartbreak after the E-type given to him by his mother a week before she died was stolen. Jonathan Bloohn is asking Classic Car Weekly readers for help in tracking down the 1969 Series II 4.2-litre roadster, which he was given as a gift by his mother 25 years ago. Jonathan, whose hobby is racing historic cars, says: ‘I’m very upset by what’s happened. No insurance payout can replace what I’ve lost – it’s a family heirloom that reminds me of my mother, and something that’s hugely important to me. ‘While it’s not a concours car, it’s in very good condition and for me it was all about driving that car rather than showing it off – I took it around Spain, France and Italy on road trips and I’ve never had a problem with it.’ Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after the theft of the red E-type, registration ANK 978G, from outside a house in Didcot, Oxfordshire. The E-type was taken from the area between 4am and 5.30am on 17 October after the owner left it outside while work was being carried out on it. PC Ross Duff, investigating officer, says: ‘I would like to speak to anyone who may have any information relating to the theft of this car, or who has seen a car matching this description in recent days.’
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Jonathan’s E-type has been in the family for the past 25 years and was a present from his late mother.