Wellington man gutted after rare 42yo classic car stolen within hours of purchase

Wellington man gutted after rare 42yo classic car stolen within hours of purchase

A youthful Wellington gentleman has been left devastated just after acquiring a rare 42-calendar year-aged traditional car, only for it to be stolen just hrs later on.

Petone male Logan Wilson-Bryant flew up to Auckland on January 9 to decide up his prized asset and aspiration set of wheels, a classic candy purple 1981 Mitsubishi Sigma, from a highly regarded motor vehicle revenue organization.

The 20-year-aged had taken time off get the job done to make the prolonged 8-hour drive back again dwelling, parking it outdoors his condominium on Monday evening.

Thrilled about his 5-determine obtain, he picked his partner up to acquire her for a travel just before returning to his condominium just in advance of 9pm. But when he woke up the up coming early morning his car was nowhere to be seen.

“The last time I checked the vehicle was at 12am and it was even now there,” he instructed the Herald. “The future early morning I woke up and looked exterior all around 9am and it was long gone. I believed ‘Oh f***’.”

The Mitsubishi Sigma has come to be a uncommon collector’s product for motor vehicle lovers just after it they stopped production the preferred model in 1996, which the target believes is aspect of the rationale his auto was stolen.

“It’s a collector’s merchandise mainly because there aren’t lots of remaining around anymore. I was so stoked to get my hands on a basic. It was carried out up nicely. It was a nice JDM [high-performance Japanese model] aged smooth auto. I like the outdated JDM classics. I invested $11,000 on it. I’m only 20 many years previous as properly so that is a ton of cash. I’m so gutted.”

Footage of the theft was captured on CCTV, demonstrating a guy climbing out of a getaway car or truck and into the Mitsubishi Sigma just before both autos are viewed driving absent with each other.

A law enforcement spokesperson advised the Herald they are investigating.

“Police received stories of a car stolen on Kensington Avenue about 6am on January 10. Enquiries to determine the individuals included and obtain the auto are ongoing.”

Nonetheless, Wilson-Bryant statements law enforcement have because been in contact with him, allegedly informing him not more than enough evidence experienced been submitted to proceed actively exploring for the offenders and the whereabouts of the car or truck.

It is included even further suffering to Wilson-Bryant, who explained he will not halt wanting for the car or truck himself.

Logan Wilson-Bryant's rare 42-year-old Mitsubishi Sigma was stolen outside his apartment six hours after arriving home with his new purchase. Photo / Supplied

Logan Wilson-Bryant’s rare 42-12 months-aged Mitsubishi Sigma was stolen outside his apartment six several hours immediately after arriving residence with his new buy. Photo / Provided

“I’m not going to end hunting for it even although the cops have explained they will not do anymore. They mentioned more than enough evidence has not been submitted irrespective of the fact we have CCTV of the thief, shots of the getaway vehicle and the thief, and a description of what he looked like.

“It’s a kick in the guts.”

Wilson-Bryant has appealed to any individual who has found the auto to get in touch, placing up a $300 reward for the man or woman who finds the car or truck or returns it.

He also experienced a message for those people who stole the car.

“I will individually provide a $300 reward. I know it does not appear like a great deal but we are at a loss at the instant and it’s all I can present. To the human being who stole it, I know you almost certainly will not settle for but heck I will give you the $300 if it’s returned, no questions requested.”

Wilson-Bryant says the candy red Mitsubishi Sigma has no wing mirrors, again and white fuzzy dice hanging in the mirror and the amount plate KB 2587.

CCTV demonstrates the alleged offender wearing a blue cap, black puffer jacket and white/creamy pants.

Those people who know who was guiding the theft or the current locale of the motor vehicle are urged to contact police.