Stolen 1965 GTO Convertible in San Fernando Valley - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2016, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stolen 1965 GTO Convertible in San Fernando Valley

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...514224513.html
I have known this car for over 20 years and was one of the first 65 GTOs I saw when I was 20 and made me fall in love with the 65. It was restored by a magazine editor and founder of trivalley Gto. The car was sold and has been around the country. I saw this post on Craigslist and met up with Doug the current owner. My friend actually contacted him and introduced him to the guy that restored her.
Today I found out from Doug that some guy met up with him to buy it and car jacked him. This took place around Topanga canyon south of Venura blvd.
This car is a real special paint codef 1965 convertible GTO. Just wanted to put the word out there if anyone hears anything. Doug found posi burn outs in a residential neighborhood a few blocks away. His tires are uniroyal tigerpaw and I have the exact tires from my 66.



Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	00p0p_dd22fIEeo8f_600x450_1460072812956.jpg
Views:	2183
Size:	25.6 KB
ID:	74778   Click image for larger version

Name:	00g0g_61dc4NMITcu_600x450_1460072838799.jpg
Views:	971
Size:	35.9 KB
ID:	74786  
topfuel67 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 09:39 AM
 
crustysack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: rhode island
Posts: 1,217
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
wow that sucks, how did the guy meet up with him? must of had a mode of transportation that he left there, also a digital trail from craigslist.
If I am meeting someone I do not know for a $65000 transaction, I would meet in a police parking lot and I would bring a gun. Hopefully he had an agreed upon value insurance policy.

crustysack is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 12:49 PM
Administrator
 
05GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Deliverance, GA
Posts: 5,132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crustysack View Post
wow that sucks, how did the guy meet up with him? must of had a mode of transportation that he left there, also a digital trail from craigslist.
If I am meeting someone I do not know for a $65000 transaction, I would meet in a police parking lot and I would bring a gun. Hopefully he had an agreed upon value insurance policy.


Topfuel,

If you can post the VIN in this thread a potential buyer searching google will be directed here. I also stuck this thread and added pictures to your post.

Randy


05GTO is online now  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I appreciate the suggestions. The vin is #237675Z120295

Last edited by Goat Roper; 04-09-2016 at 03:12 AM. Reason: Hashtag added
topfuel67 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 05:05 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
wow

that is scary and real crummy.
zsowhat is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 11:31 AM
 
deanhickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: London and Maine
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Garage
this post has encouraged me to put a gps tracker in my GTO. (as soon as the engine goes back in). It must be heart breaking to loose a car this way.
deanhickey is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2018, 06:16 PM
 
13mpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Tempe AZ
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
The tracker is a good idea I think I'll get a couple of my own. When I lived in San Diego and the lo jack was available the news was full of jacjins and thefts and the places they found the cars was amazing. Good news is they were found found fast and with minimal damage. I think my insurance company even offers a discount if I have them in my vehicles.
13mpg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Babyred 1965 GTO convertible Babyred Member Introductions 7 03-01-2016 10:24 PM
Possible San Fernando Valley Meet? Siv_N Pacific 0 09-29-2013 01:31 AM
1965 GTO Convertible FMANSS 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 11 08-08-2013 12:14 PM
Machine Shops in the San Fernando Valley or Ventura County rustorod 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 1 07-05-2011 08:33 AM
Stolen 68 GTO convertible Chev Echols 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO General Discussion 5 11-05-2006 08:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome