Theft of retro vehciles continues to rise

GPS Tracking Gives Confidence Back to Classic Car Owners, as Theft of Retro Vehicles Continues to Rise

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 16th April 2016, 3:00 pm
Retro vehicles like this Ford Capri can be theft protected with discreet tracking devices
Retro vehicles like this Ford Capri can be theft protected with discreet tracking devices

At least 35 thefts of Ford models from the 70s and 80s have been reported in the last year.

Owners worried about the safety of their much loved retro vehicle can have peace of mind by using a highly accurate tracking system.

A discreet vehicle tracker from GPS experts Bluetrack gives owners peace of mind that even if disaster strikes, their vehicle can never truly go missing.

A recent government report found that vehicles made in the 1980s are proportionally more likely to be stolen than modern cars even though newer models make up a higher proportion of stolen vehicles.

Ironically, many of these older models are favoured by criminals as big profit is to be made by selling the parts on as spares to other classic car collectors.

Demand for these rare models of cars is so high, owners are warned that many traditional measures implemented to try and deter thieves will have little to no effect.

However, many drivers and car collectors have not considered adding a GPS tracking solution to their security measures, to help take action if their vehicle is targeted by criminals.

Keith Walker, director of Bluetrack said: “Being a victim of theft is a huge blow both financially and emotionally – no amount of insurance can replace the years of work and journeys made in a unique and rare to find retro vehicle.

‘‘All of our GPS tracking devices are easy to install and are small and discreet, making them almost invisible to any criminal.

‘‘Even if the worst does happen, the location of the car can be tracked remotely, dramatically increasing the likelihood of it being found by the authorities and it being returned to its rightful owner.”

Even if a stolen vehicle is stripped or it is shipped abroad, a GPS solution such as Bluetrack’s Prime 1300 tracking system is discreet enough to go unnoticed by thieves so it won’t be removed and it is unable to be switched off with full functionality remaining across a wide range of countries.

To find out more about GPS tracking solutions on offer from Bluetrack visit