Vintage car collection worth half a million dollars stolen from auction lot

The thief has stolen the truck towing a container containing 3 vintage cars worth over half a million dollars.


A theft occurred at the Edgewood auction yard in Washington, with a blue truck bearing the words “U Map Trucking LLC” on each side. The stolen truck is a 2003 white Freightliner. It was accompanied by three vintage cars in the trailer behind.

The classic cars in the rear carrier include a red 1953 Cadillac El Dorado, a two-door 1964 Ford Galaxy 500 with red interior, and a light blue 1954 Buick Century convertible with a white top.

The estimated value of these vehicles is over $500,000.

A series of vintage cars worth half a million dollars stolen from an auction lot - Photo 1.

The stolen 1954 Buick Century.

We believe this was premeditated. It’s very unusual for an 18-wheel tow truck to be stolen. Not many people know how to drive them, so the thief must have been someone who knows how to operate a tow truck, and we suspect they know what’s inside the stolen vehicle. What they’re after isn’t the truck and trailer, it’s the vintage cars,” said Detective Troyer.

The police are offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with useful information to identify the thief.