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A 'lifetime's collection' of model cars stolen from garage

Some of the valuable collection of models stolen by burglars. Photo:

Police are investigating after thieves stole more than 100 model cars and about 20 model boats collected over a lifetime by a 79-year-old living in North Tyneside.

It happened overnight between 9.30pm on Wednesday, November 15 and 7.30am on Thursday, November 16.

The burglars forced entry to the garage at the property in Forest Hall.

They also stole a large quantity of meat from a freezer.

This collection of model cars and boats has been acquired over the lifetime of the elderly owner aged 79. These items bring him great joy and he is very keen to get these models back.

The collection is valuable in its own right but it is also irreplaceable for the owner. He is currently in poor health and the burglary has caused him great distress. We're doing all we can to support the gentleman and we're asking for help from the community.

We're appealing for help from the public to help us find those responsible and to locate the stolen property.

– Inspector Mark Storey

The stolen items include:

  • Ferrari California
  • Mercedes Benz 600 swb
  • Mercedes Benz ssk 1928
  • Mercedes Benz 300sl 1954
  • Mercedes Benz 600sl
  • Mercedes Benz 300sl roadster 1957
  • Mercedes Benz 500k roadster 1936
  • Mercedes Benz e320 2001
  • Mercedes Benz sl65 amg black edition
  • 1956 Mercury Montclair convertabile
  • 1957 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1967 Ford Mustang
  • Ford gt
  • Enzo Ferrari
  • Ferrari Testarossa
  • Mclaren f1
  • Morgan 4/4 sport
  • Rolls Royce silver shadow 2dr coup
  • Jaguar s type
  • Jaguar mark 2
  • 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood godfather
  • Ecto 1 wagon ghostbusters
  • Jaguar xk convertable 2006
  • 1963 Cadillac Scarface