It’s time to bring this up yet again.
In the last 10 years I’ve had two vehicles stolen. The first, a 1985 Ford F250, was stolen in August of 2007. The second, a 1968 Lincoln Continental, was stolen in July or August of 2010.
The 85 Ford F250 has VIN 1FTHF2518FPB11135 and Texas plate number 4WW J63. It was stolen from storage and last seen at 2630 SW Loop 286 in Paris, Texas. The case number is 200725380, if you have any info please contact the Paris Police Department at 903-784-6688.
At the time it was stolen it had a matching camper shell and a white tow dolly hitched to the bumper. In the bed were numerous tools, jacks, and two ladders.
This truck was my daily driver & work truck and was in storage while I was out of state.
The truck had almost every piece of the drive train and suspension replaced. New Navistar diesel long block, new bushings, springs, brakes and hardware, clutch & master/slave cylinder, injection pump, injectors and lines, K&N filter, electric fuel pump, and the list goes on. The only things it needed to be finished were final paint & bodywork, finishing the interior, and a new windshield.
The 1968 Lincoln Continental is a 4 door sedan with suicide rear doors and is cameo green in color with a few grey and rust colored primer spots on body. The interior features a light mint green door panels with darker green cloth seats that had already been reupholstered. The drivers front door has a mismatched arm rest; it’s darker, almost an eggplant color, otherwise the interior was in pristine shape. The passenger side rear door has a minor crease in it.
As it sat the 462 MEL engine was not running and would have needed to be moved with a wrecker or put on a trailer. One other distinctive feature on this car is that it had a heavy duty class III receiver hitch on the back that hung below the rear bumper.
The car was wearing Texas license plate number UCF-132 and Vehicle Identification Number 8Y82G804408. The car was taken from private property on County Road 1455 outside of Mt Pleasant, Texas. If you’ve seen this vehicle please call the Titus County Texas Sheriff’s Office at 903-572-6641.
The Lincoln was the first car I ever owned. The car was gifted to me when I was 12 years old. I learned to drive in this car and had kept it for over 20 years with plans to restore it when I had the time. At the time of the theft I was within a few weeks of starting that restoration.
The truck was not only my daily driver but was also the last real project that I tinkered on with my late father. When he became ill in late 2005 I liquidated almost all of my cars and parts, a collection that I had spent a good portion of my life building and rebuilding. I got rid of everything but three vehicles, the ones that were nearest and dearest to me, in order to help pay for cancer treatments. Two of those vehicles are now gone.
I appreciate the likes and reblogs, perhaps if the news spreads far enough someone out there will have some information on the loss of one or both of these vehicles.