Dearborn Police have been able to give the owner of a stolen 1930 Ford Model A some very good news. His antique car and trailer have been recovered after having been swiped from the parking lot of the Henry Ford Museum a little more than two weeks ago. Neither the roadster nor the trailer, valued at $30,000 combined, were damaged, though the owner's 2001 Ford F-250 pickup was nowhere to be found. Police located the trailer with the Model A inside in an industrial area in Detroit near Mt. Elliot and Gratiot.

As you may recall, the owner was visiting the museum from California when his truck, trailer and vintage car were stolen. The still-at-large F-250 is two-tone white with gold trim, has a NASCAR license plate frame and sticker in the rear window. When it was stolen, it carried California License Plate number 6P95642. Those with any information in the theft are urged to call 1-800-242-4328.


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      icon149
      • 2 Years Ago
      insurance can replace the truck. much harder to replace an 80+ year old piece of automotive history.
      artso06
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stinks about the truck. But at least the more important/memorable car was found out of the bunch
      Skicat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Probably the only stolen car recovered in the D this year. (And I live there, so I can comment :)
        • 2 Years Ago
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      ehisforadam
      • 2 Years Ago
      That truck is long gone and probably part of several other trucks by now or it has a new VIN. They probably expected there to be power sports equipment in the trailer and just ignored it since there's likely no way they'd want to deal with vintage car parts.
      Nathan Loiselle
      • 2 Years Ago
      One reason that the car was found. Stealing a rare car is pointless if you're going to take it to a chop shop. Don't expect to see the pick-up ever again.
      henryhbk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Other than the annoyance, insurance will replace the truck, and likely not hard to find a replacement used F250 from that era. Much harder to order a new Model A...
      josh
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bet they didnt even know what was in the trailer, they just weanted the truck. They will be kicking themselves when they read this story though haha
      lol_ur_dumb
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please look up words before using them. You do not "pilfer" an entire automobile.
        • 2 Years Ago
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      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am glad they found his vintage 1930 Model A. It's a shame that they still haven't found the truck. I know I would still be bummed if I were him, and wondering how I am going to get home. In the end, it sounds like the thieves were after the truck, which is understandable for many reasons. From what I can gather, I would bet they had no idea what was in the trailer.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, this guy must be so happy and relieved!
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm glad they found it but really think providing the last series of numbers from the vin would help so people don't report the wrong rides if they see one in a parking lot
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