A Castlemaine man is searching for his much-loved vintage Holden, which was stolen from beside the Calder Highway over Christmas.
Alex Perry was travelling back from Melbourne on the evening of Christmas Eve when the headlights of his 1963 EJ Holden stopped working, so he pulled over and parked the car on the side of the road near Gisborne.
On the morning of Boxing Day he returned to pick up the car, only to find it missing.
Mr Perry said people had told him they had seen the car there on Christmas Day.
Another person reported seeing the car being loaded onto an unmarked tow truck by two men in a red four-wheel-drive about 4am Boxing Day.
Mr Perry said it was last seen at Rochester on Thursday, travelling north.
Mr Perry’s belongings were found dumped in a pine plantation at Woodend.
He purchased the car a little over two years ago, having long wanted the iconic Australian vehicle.
“It’s something I’d been wanting to buy for about 10 years, and could finally afford it,” Mr Perry said.
Meanwhile, police are also investigating the theft of a motorcycle from Malmsbury.
The KTM dirt bike was stolen from Mollison Street sometime between 4.30am and 7.30am on Saturday.
Anyone with information on either theft should contact Kyneton police on 5421 2900.
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