Stolen campervan, The Sycamores, St Neots, UK

stolen van

The following press release has been issued on behalf of Cambridgeshire Police.  It is believed there may have been a sighting of the vehicle in Bury St Edmunds. Any queries should be made to Cambridgeshire Police Press Office on 01480 422393.



Distinctive Campervan Stolen

Images of a stolen VW campervan have been released in the hope it will help track down the vehicle.

Thieves took the brown and white restored campervan from The Sycamores, St Neots, between 3pm on Sunday 24 February and 4pm the following day.

It is believed that the distinctive vehicle may have been stolen to order.

Detective Constable Dan Cooper, investigating, said: “This is a very distinctive vehicle which the owners spent a lot of time and effort restoring.

“They are obviously devastated that it has been stolen and I would urge anyone who knows where it may be to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call DC Cooper on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

STOLEN!!! Update!

This message just came in!

THE CAR HAS BEEN FOUND, INTACT!!! Won’t go into details, but just to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone for spreading the word. It appears to be undamaged, so that is a relief. We think whoever stole it was either scared by all the on-line publicity, or was simply waiting to see if the car attracted any Police attention due to a tracking device being operative… Beers all round tonight – thanks everyone. This has shown the true power of the Internet, and proved beyond all doubt the closeness of the Porsche & VW communities!!!


This message has just been posted @ DDK – Die Deutsche Klassiker and it’s clear we need to keep our eyes open to find Del’s 356!

Delwym Mallett’s 356 Coupe stolen last night!!!

Probably one of the best-known 356s in the UK (for all kinds of reasons!), Del’s ‘Streamliner’ 356 coupe was stolen last night from his house in Farnham.

It is chassis number11176 – a Reutter-bodied 1952 coupe modified with full Le Mans-style fender skirts all round, louvred rear quarter window inserts, through the bonnet fuel filler, etc. The Police haven’t even come round to see him – they say there’s nothing they can do but hope it gets picked up the the ANPR cameras. It’s probably on a boat, or on a remote farm, but it will resurface sometime, surely?

It disappeared sometime between 9.00pm Monday night and 8.00am Tuesday morning (today).

PLEASE tell everyone and keep your eyes and ears open. Del’s owned this car for ever… His number is 01252 726731 – mine is 01208 871490