Classic Mk1 Ford Fiesta is stolen from Wheeler Dealer TV crew

  •  The popular TV show sees classic cars being restored and then sold on for profit 
  •  The crew’s latest project – a 1979 Mk 1 Ford Fiesta 1300S – has gone missing 

The presenters of television show Wheeler Dealers have appealed for help in tracking down a classic car that was stolen from outside their hotel.

Mike Brewer and Marc Priestley, who present Wheeler Dealers, were staying at the Premier Inn, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, ahead of a car show in Sherburn in Elmet.

The TV show, aired on the Discovery channel, sees classic cars being restored and sold for profit.

But the crew’s latest project – a 1979 Mk 1 Ford Fiesta 1300S – went missing overnight on Monday.

classic mk1 ford fiesta is stolen from wheeler dealer tv crew

TV presenters Marc Priestley, left, and Mike Brewer have appealed for help

Brewer and Priestley appeared in a video on social media appealing for help.

Brewer said: ‘This has been a nuts and bolts restoration.

‘I dare to say that we’ve possibly built the best Mk1 Ford Fiesta in this country – it really is this good.’

Priestley added: ‘We are heartbroken and it’s a car that deserves to be out there for the world to see, not squirrelled away on the back of some thief’s trailer.’

classic mk1 ford fiesta is stolen from wheeler dealer tv crew

The car was in a covered trailer when it was taken from a Premier Inn hotel in Pontefract

The car was due to be show at The Motorist, which sees 500 cars from across the country gather to be enjoyed by car enthusiasts.

It was in a covered trailer when it was taken from the hotel on Knottingley Road, Pontefract.

Brewer urged social media users to share pictures of the car, adding: ‘Please, please help.’

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