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Chris M Wanted a V-10

Seb in on this ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-30359781
They won't be easy to sell on...... suppose it could just be an obsessive fan who wants them for himself
PhilD

Stolen artwork is apparently pretty easy to sell on, if you know the right people.
gooner

Indeed, they must have someone who wants it and is willing to pay decent money for it to be obtained. Maybe it'll sit with a very private car collection somewhere. Unless the thieves are a bunch of numpties, in which case they'll end up on eBay!
Big Blue

Anyone wanna buy a trophy? Only one owner.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/.../16/red-bull-trophies-stolen-lake
Alf McQueef

I like how it is an Austrian team in those articles...

I'm going there on Friday - remind me not to mention this to them!
Humphrey The Pug

I do find the whole thing odd, it's not as if they are made from precious metals that can be melted down, they are in effect worthless lumps of metal and only worth something due to their meaning and to a very limited amount of people, however they would never have been able to have been sold on to anyone as they would be easily traced.
Alf McQueef

I assumed they had been stolen to order - an awful lot of things (including historical artifacts and artworks) are stolen that are indeed impossible to sell on - on the open market anyway. There seem to be enough people that will pay for them though, on the black market.

The fact some of these have not been found in a lake suggests incompetence however. Did anything else get stolen? I expect they were taken because they were shiny and had pride of place, then the press coverage made them scared...
Martin

Unless it's the replicas in the lake?

I know, it's more likely to be incompetence!
Nice Guy Eddie

Nearest team to where the trophies were dumped is McLaren. You know how crazy Ron likes a joke. I see another $100m fine coming their way.
PhilD

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Nearest team to where the trophies were dumped is McLaren. You know how crazy Ron likes a joke. I see another $100m fine coming their way.


"Step this way stupidly rich potential Saudi investor. I hear you haven't been following F1 very closely at all, so come and have a look at all the trophies we have won over the last few years"

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