My red 88 GT was stolen today (Page 2/14)
Rsvl-Rider NOV 16, 09:14 PM
OK, so here is an update...

The car was parked at work in the same spot I always park in, right next to the main drag through here. A customer of mine told me he saw the car at noon so that put the time between noon and 7pm.

The investigating officer told me they checked all the traffic cams in the area but no luck.

Another customer confirmed seeing it parked as usual at 12:30. He also told me that every stop light in town has a traffic cam. I didn't know that. There is also a wireless store in my center that has a security camera that might have picked up something. I asked him to check it.

(Lots of my customers know my cars on sight. I always park a white 87 GT or a red 88 GT in the same spot everyday. I've been driving the white GT for a long time now while I have been dealing with issues with the 88. Cracked manifold, finally getting it smogged, and then most recently dealing with suspension issues. I finally resolved my suspension issues by replacing the gas filled rear struts and the shattered buffers and getting the after market coil overs that came with the car all levelled up. I took it for a test drive on Sunday and it felt much better but will probably still need a 4 wheel alignment. I decided to drive it to work on Monday (3 mile trip) and then it disappeared)

Anyway, I posted on several Facebook Fiero sites and I'm getting some good info. One guy that lives up the highway sees my cars often as he passes right by. He saw the car parked there at 3pm. He remembered because the red one was there, not the white one as usual. So now the time is between 3pm and 7 pm.

So, if all the stop lights have cams, and the cops never saw it on the cams that day, that means that there are only a couple of ways he could have missed the cameras and that means driving through the neighborhoods instead of the main roads. Looks like I'll be doing some cruising through there tonight.


skywurz NOV 16, 10:02 PM


I hope its recovered soon. I would call and check local tow yards. Its quite often in CA stolen cars end up at the tow yards and then sold at auction without the owner being contacted. or when you do get contacted they will have had it for 6 months and want 6 months in tow yard storage fees.

Part of me thought maybe the fiero had reached an age that perhaps it was not worth taking. Its not that good of a car to chop out. However I did put my alarm back in service with an ignition disable when i put my car back in service last year. I also have been working on a gps tracker adaptation (i built a 3/4g gps trackers for my motorcycles)

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johnyrottin NOV 17, 03:07 PM
Keep us posted. Prayers your way for recovery!
TheDigitalAlchemist NOV 17, 04:34 PM

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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:

OK, so here is an update...






Check your plate on the DMV website, see if your car currently has any tickets on it - (like red light or speed cameras)

Also if you have an ezpass-type of a thing on your car. (doubt they took it out of state, but mine was found in NJ...)

Keeping you in my thoughts man. Hope they find your car and its ok.
Kitskaboodle NOV 17, 05:44 PM
Ok Ron, will keep a sharp eye out for your 88 here in the South Bay.
Good news is Fiero's are pretty rare these days around here.
I see one maybe every 3-4 months if I'm lucky.

Kit
R Runner NOV 17, 07:09 PM
Well this just sucks.

As previously posted.... A Red 88 GT sticks out in a crowd. We can all be on the look out for it on the street, but that would be a hard confirmation unless it is seen parked and a VIN can be recorded. There is no telling where it could surface.

We should also be on the lookout for Red 88 GTs for sale. Classifieds, Facebook, Craigs list, Ebay, Bring a trailer... Many of us check these spots regularly. The more of us that look, the better the odds of catching it if someone tries to cash in using this method.


If someone spots it, what is the best way to contact you? A PM on PFF could keep the conversation private....

Paul
Rsvl-Rider NOV 17, 08:27 PM

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Originally posted by R Runner:


If someone spots it, what is the best way to contact you? A PM on PFF could keep the conversation private....

Paul



A PM here on Pennocks is good. I am checking in here several times a day.

And let me say thank you to all who are reaching out in support here and on Facebook and keeping their eyes open for me.

The latest news is that I hope to see some parking lot surveillance video very soon. Probably will see nothing but some hooded figure breaking in and driving off but I am trying to stay optimistic in the hopes that we might catch a vehicle or license plate or even a face.

I did call some local towing companies. They all told me the same thing... they are required to notify the police department immediately of all vehicles towed.

And I placed a sign on the street for any commuters that may have seen something.


[This message has been edited by Rsvl-Rider (edited 11-17-2021).]

Kitskaboodle NOV 17, 10:08 PM
Forgot to mention:
Did you FYI the GGF group?
Did you notify any Fiero peoples in the Central Valley area?
Kit
Rsvl-Rider NOV 17, 11:32 PM

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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

Forgot to mention:
Did you FYI the GGF group?
Did you notify any Fiero peoples in the Central Valley area?
Kit



I posted to the GGF Facebook page and a few other Fiero pages. Not sure how to reach out to the Central Valley area specifically.
IMSA GT NOV 18, 12:09 PM

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Originally posted by Rsvl-Rider:


I posted to the GGF Facebook page and a few other Fiero pages. Not sure how to reach out to the Central Valley area specifically.



I travel all of California each week for my job but my main area is the central valley of Tracy/Stockton all the way to Bakersifield and out to San Luis Obispo so I'm keeping an eye out.