Philip Bashall commented: 'We always expect to lose a few gear knobs and panel lights but the B-post trims were obviously targeted by an enthusiast, knowing the rarity of the items and their worth, which makes it all the more sad. I've always thought of the event as my birthday party, inviting all my friends round to share my toys.'
'In light of the thefts we will have to carefully consider whether to leave the vehicles unlocked in the future in order to preserve their originality. Not only are these parts hard to replace, on vehicles such as the Darien Gap Range Rover, we're losing parts with real history - parts that have survived such events intact. Fitting replacement parts just isn't the same.'
If you have any information that will help reunite the parts with their rightful owner, please get in touch with the Dunsfold Collection on: 01483 200567.