Scotland-wide search launched for £100,000 worth of Ford Sierra Cosworths

A Scotland-wide search has been launched after three rare cars were stolen from a North-east property.

The vehicles were taken overnight from a property on Main Street, Longside near Peterhead between Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15.

An extensively modified moonstone blue Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (registration number – D341 JHW) with gold alloys, and a rare black RS500 model with no modifications (registration number E203 APU) are still missing.

The third vehicle, an extensively modified white version of the car, was also taken but was recovered that weekend.

Last week owner Stephen Morgan told thieves broke into his house and took the keys to the cars.

Police are appealing to the members of the public for information and sightings of similar vehicles across the country.

Leading the investigation, DC Richard Cooper, said: “These are not run-of-the-mill cars and would attract attention if sold online or through collectors, in particular the black version of which only a limited number have ever been made.

“We have been liaising with other Police Scotland Divisions and other UK forces during our inquiries so far, however would ask that the public also assist us and let us know if you have information which could help.

“We also can’t rule out that the vehicles have been sold for parts, however these parts should still be identifiable to collectors or classic car enthusiasts.

“Our original appeal for information attracted a great deal of support from members of the public, all of whom I would like thank for their help.

“We have since received information of potential sightings at a couple of locations in Scotland and our inquiries continue into these.

“Given the rarity of the models in question, we can’t rule out that these vehicles were stolen to order and that much thought and planning went into taking them.”

Anyone with knowledge where the vehicles might be or what happened to them are asked to get in touch by calling the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if they would prefer to remain anonymous.