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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coupes Stolen From Flat Rock Assembly

Vehicle theft has exploded over the last year in almost every U.S. state, an alarming trend, especially for owners of more popular Ford vehicles. Not even FoMoCo itself is immune to theft, as a number of Ford Performance vehicles recently had their wheels stolen while sitting on a company lot. Now, thieves have apparently gotten even more brazen, as four brand new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupes were recently stolen from the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant, according to the News-Herald.

The crime went down Sunday night at around 10:50 pm. Not much is known about how, exactly, the thieves managed to make off with the supercharged machines, but police say that one of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 models crashed through a security gate at the plant, which could have presumably allowed the other three to slip away as well. Unfortunately, Ford doesn’t have any video footage of the incident.

Luckily, however, two of the stolen pony cars have already been recovered after police located them on I-75 in Brownstown Township in the city of Southgate. Unfortunately, both of those GT500s were unoccupied, and one of them sustained heavy front end damage. It’s unclear if that particular Mustang was the one that smashed through the gate or if it was wrecked later on thanks to the thieve’s heavy right foot or poor driving skills.

According to police, the two missing Mustangs are both black in color, though no other description is available. It’s certainly one heck of a brazen crime to commit, even at night, as stealing brand new vehicles from a manufacturing plant seems pretty bold. Regardless, it also appears that these criminals got away with the whole thing – at least for now.

We’ll have more crazy crime stories like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chile’s

    Inside Job 4SURE

  2. Dave Mathers

    It would appear, based on the damaged cars, that this was just another case of ‘too much car, not enough driver’!!

  3. JohnTaurus

    In other news, the Ford Mustang outsold the freakin’ Hyundai Sonata last month, a particularly good sales month for Ford in which they were the best selling group for the third month in a row.

    All with less than 100 sedan sales.

  4. Ian Dixon

    Well here in Australia the G.M. plant had 30 6.2 motors stolen from their plant. Storeman was loading couriers with the motors as workers were having lunch.

  5. David onufer st

    Why no camera on where 350 mustangs sitting? Lot of money out there with no camera on these cars. Also I’ve had several mustang got convertiables, but my question is About the trunk should open up auto and all the way up . You should’nt have too put your hand to lift, due to that you fingers or nails touch the paint under whet u have to pick it up .

    1. Thomas Doyle

      I won’t provide the year that it happened however the days when there were high numbers of cars stolen from the Rouge plant the cameras were always broken down. Funny how that works


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