Wife renews search for her husband's first true love

The stolen 1972 Ford GT hardtop. Have you seen it?
The stolen 1972 Ford GT hardtop. Have you seen it?

A MAN'S love of his life has put out a call to find his first true love stolen 21 years ago.

Rachael Murray‎ posted on Toowoomba Crime Alerts and Discussions about the night her now husband Shane's Ford GT was stolen.

The couple was out for a night of tenpin bowling and returned to the car park to find Shane's "pride and joy gone".

"The car that he had put so much time, money and love into was gone," Mrs Murray said.

"This is when we first began dating.

"He had found me, but lost his other great love to someone who did not respect others property."

Mrs Murray said while a long shot, she was hopeful someone knew where the distinctive red and black 1972 Ford GT hardtop was today.

"This car may be in pieces but it may also be sitting in someone's shed because they are aware of the consequences if they try to sell it.

"It is a very distinctive vehicle."

The engine, chassis and VIN number all start with JG 66.

"Because my husband built this from the ground up he knows every bolt, nut and weld that went into it and has photos of the rebuild," Mrs Murray said.

"We don't want the car back because it's worth a lot of money, we want it back because my husband owns it and deserves to have it.

"Not some low life car thief."

A $2000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the recovery of the vehicle.

Mrs Murray pleaded with people to do the right thing.

"If you know something, help us out!" she said.

"We have struggled so much in the last 24 months and need some good luck to come our way!"


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