‘Fam­ily heir­loom’ E-type stolen in Ox­ford­shire

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.’

Call Thames Valley Po­lice on 101

Jonathan’s E-type has been in the fam­ily for the past 25 years and was a present from his late mother.

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