Just looking to start a bit of a brain fart and seek opinions. What triggered this was a thread saying that a stolen T25 'was on the way to the docks' (not questioning the poster, or taking them to task - just explaining what set my train of thought off). As I understand it - the UK seems to be the only customer base for old VW's - there are classic enthusiasts in other countries of course - but none have a market anywhere near the size of ours, or the inherent price premiums. My evidence is older VW's seem to be imported with far less purchase prices - van's dug out of hedges and ponds here are simply crushed elsewhere. Am I correct in this? (appreciate stuff like oval bugs and samba splits are world wide entities and buck the trend) i.e. would the market in this country drive theft inside out borders, and perhaps, drive it in other countries (am not saying there is anything we can do about this btw, or if its actually anyone's fault per se). My current thinking is - unlike classic jags, mercs etc - we are the place to which old VW's are shipped to - not our stolen vans taken and shipped elsewhere.