Tow Truck Driver Allegedly Stole Customized 1965 Ford Mustang

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It seems like car thieves are everywhere these days, but most people wouldn’t expect the tow truck driver they hired to transport their classic car to be one. Yet that’s exactly the situation Gwinnett County Police are investigating after a man hired a tow truck to transport his 1965 Ford Mustang from Georgia to Louisiana, yet the car never arrived at its destination.

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You’ll note from the photos that this ’65 Mustang has been obviously customized, making it easier to identify when spotted. Both the front fenders and rear quarter panels were trimmed with custom fiberglass flares added to accommodate the wider American Racing wheels.

The headlights aren’t stock but instead are square LED angel eye or halo headlights. Around back the rear fascia was modified to be wider and features four sets of the iconic three-bar taillights, which are LED units.

There are many other modifications on this car, like the hood, Recaro cloth seats, and modified 1966 Mustang instrument cluster with round gauges.

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This is the kind of car any Mustang enthusiast and general gearhead is going to remember, so either it’s being hidden from view or it’s attracting plenty of memorable attention somewhere. Spread these images around and let’s help the rightful owner get this ’65 Mustang back.

According to police, the Mustang was loaded onto a rollback wrecker in unincorporated Lawrenceville, Georgia back on August 21. It was supposed to be taken to the victim’s location in the state of Louisiana, which never happened. We’re assuming police haven’t caught up with the tow truck driver and we don’t know what company he was with or if he was an independent operator.

Images via Gwinnett County Police

We highly recommend doing thorough research before hiring anyone to transport a vehicle. Check online reviews for the service, contact your state and the state where the business is based for licensing and bond information, and see if you can find acquaintances who have experience using the service in the past. While you can’t guard against any unfortunate events, sticking with legitimate car transport services acts as a protection from situations like this one.

Gwinnett County Police are urging anyone who has information contacts detectives at 770-513-5300.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit

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Steven Symes

Steven Symes is an accomplished automotive journalist with a passion for all things related to cars. His extensive knowledge and love for the automotive world shine through in his writing, which covers a diverse range of topics.

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