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KEEP THE BAD GUYS AWAY

Originally published on www.hagerty.com

With little investment, it’s easy to protect your classic from theft

When you own a classic car, you usually focus on the drives you take, the shows you attend or the projects that keep it in excellent condition — experiences that make you feel warm and fuzzy. It’s also worth spending a little time focusing on some areas that give you the opposite feelings, like theft and hope for recovery.

Classic car theft is rare. Less than 1/10 of 1 percent of classic cars are stolen every year.* Thefts are most likely in large cities or in these states: California, Florida, New York, Texas and Michigan. Corvettes, Impalas, Mustangs, Chevelles and Camaros are the five cars most likely to be stolen. Essentially, the risk of theft is higher in popular areas and with more popular cars.

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