There has been a spike in the number of thefts of classic cars, according to classiccarsforsale.co.uk.
Since September 2012, over 70 classic Minis have been stolen from the Midlands region alone and their owners are yet to have them recovered. Over the past year, more than 950 classic cars of different brands have disappeared or been stolen.
It appears that one of the reasons could be because they are being parked on driveways and are easy for thieves to get to. Vehicle security on classic cars is not necessarily as up-to-date as on modern cars, making the addition of tracking systems particularly worthwhile for these older cars.
According to dailymail.co.uk, some classic cars are 'dying out', partly due to them being unnecessarily scrapped by owners who are choosing to invest in newer models.
It's thought that many of the cars that have been stolen are being broken up for spares, with the parts being sold on in what is considered to be a lucrative industry. With many of the parts on classic vehicles no longer being produced, demand for spares is thought to be high.
Some of the most popular classics thought to be targeted by thieves are Minis, Ford Escorts and Volkswagen Campers, all being desirable on the black market.