A DESPERATE plea has been made on Twitter asking people to “keep a watchful eye” for a classic Ford Escort that was stolen in Reading.

Thames Valley Police confirmed a gold and red coloured Mark 1 Ford Escort was stolen from a home in High Street, Whitchurch, last weekend.

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The theft happened between 9pm on Sunday (June 7) and 8:15am on Monday (June 8).

Reading Chronicle:

Neil Armstrong from the Stolen Oldskool Ford Facebook Group explained the car belongs to former Ford racer, Dave Brodie.

He said: “The car is very well known in the classic Ford scene as is the owner.”

He described how the car is 'built to a very high standard' and is 'immaculate inside and out'.

Reading Chronicle:

He added: "Everything in the car is period perfect."

The car's registration number is UHX327F and the Alan Mann racing replica is described as having "a bullet mirror on the drivers door and a single wiper on the drivers side only".

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It also has rectangular headlights and is fitted with 16" alloys.

It is described as having a 155bhp Lotus Twincam engine.

A tweet from Motor Vehicle Movers said: “Dave Brodie has had this Alan Mann replica stolen from his house in Reading.

“Please keep a watchful eye.

“If seen, please contact the police ASAP speed is of the essence.


Thames Valley Police urged anyone with information to contact them on 101 referencing 43200169739.