An Ex Gulf War Land Rover 110 has been stolen from outside the owners home in Liverpool on Saturday night at roughly 10pm.
The vehicle owner does not want to be named, purchased the 31 year old vehicle last November as part of a collection. This particular Land Rover appealed to the collector because it had served in tours of Bosnia and Canada and also as a field ambulance in the Gulf War.
The owner was using the vintage Lander Rover as a daily drive, traveling back and forth to work as a builder in and around Liverpool.
“But whoever took it couldn’t have started it up because it makes a very distinctive noise, as it has an old diesel engine.
“It sounds like a tank.
“So we think it has been towed and started it up further away.”
The black 110 Land Rover, was last seen in the Bootle area. It still has all the military fixtures and fittings such as radio mounts, and bonnet mounted digging tools, the vehicle was last seen with license plate C370HBA.
The family has now launched a social media appeal for its return.
The 51-year-old owner’s son added: “We have heard of quite a few Land Rover thefts recently and apparently they are being stolen and stripped down and sold off for parts.
“My dad was so angry, it is worth quite a bit of money. He had not long been out in it and had locked it up.
“He had been waiting for parts to make it more secure.”
A spokesman for Merseyside Police asked people to contact 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, with any information and cite the crime reference number 0517018001.