Someone's nicked my BX

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soxer123
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Someone's nicked my BX

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Just to alert members in the hope of a possible sighting. Someone stole my BX from outside my place either late Friday night or Saturday morning.

It was stolen in Walsall West Mids and is a dark grey metallix BX Meteor minus the rear spoiler. Reg Number was H834 KKV.

As reported here in the past, it was converted to run on LPG and I am surprised the miscreants would have been able to get it going easily if they didn't know this fact.

Just thought I would bring my misfortune to the club's attention. KP
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Post by tim leech »

:shock: Will keep a eye out for you matey, srry to hear that

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Post by stuart_hedges »

I'd be surprised anyone would want to nick a BX, except that someone tried with my old red RD just before I got it!

I imagine it'll be joyriders. Even so - best of luck getting it back (and better luck with the insurance if you don't). I doubt it'll get as far as here, but I'll keep my eyes open.

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Price of steel

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These days, they are nicking older cars to weigh in for scrap.

The most upsetting thing is being unemployed, the economy of the LPG meant I could afford to run a car. Heavens knows what I will get in settlement forom the insurance. KP
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Post by adamskibx »

A guy I work with lives in that area. Ill ask him to keep a look out too. I had a 2cv stolen once; it comes as a real shock. I thought I had gone mad and forgot where I left it for the first 2 minutes. Sorry to hear of this- Shame it had LPG too, but it does make it more distinctive....

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The double take

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Yes, I did exactly the same. I looked up the street to check I hadn't parked it there and forgotten and even round the front of the building where I never park. I then went back and looked at where the car was parked the night before.

There's been no report of it being found so far and the annoyance is beginning to grow. For example, it is highly unlikely I will be able to afford to run a car on petrol (as the BX was LPG).

I have enough problems on my plate at the moment, I don't need some little joyriding toerag adding to them by taking my stuff. KP
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Post by cavmad »

With respect mate I'd go to your local scrap metal (as opposed to scrap car) yards and see if you can spot it.
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Probably already cubed

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The nearest place of that nature here, they are crushed while you wait.
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Post by cavmad »

Still worth asking and if they seem evasive or fishy phone the police.
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Post by MULLEY »

Isnt it illegal to scrap a car without showing the scrappy the V5????

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Lots of things are illegal

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If people took notice of what's legal and illegal, my BX would still be standing out there in the parking bay.

"Needs must and the Devil drives" they say - Scrap metal crushed into a cube is just that and a few quid in the pocket of some gypo.
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Post by cacaolat »

I will keep my eyes open too...it is easy because it should look like mine (or not ?)
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Still stinging

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Yes, I am still stinging over the loss. Not so much that it was a Citroen or any other brand, but as I said the other day to someone, I don't have many more branches to hit before I hit rock bottom and this has not helped.

I don't think it will turn up intact now and the insurance company say I should be offered a settlement in a few days (like as if that is any comfort).

Thanks for the support (everbody).

KP
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MULLEY wrote:Isnt it illegal to scrap a car without showing the scrappy the V5????
Suposedly but I'm led to believe that some places less scrupulous than others and if it was cut up first and lobbed into the back of a van or another scrapped car then it would probably go un noticed I'm afraid.
Let us know how you get on Soxer and I hope you either get it back or receive a fair pay out for it and find something else.
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Expected payout

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Well, once the excess is taken into account, I think I will get between 3 and three fifty. It's not going to buy much as a replacement and I certainly won't find an LPG powered vehicle.
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Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read - Groucho Marx