Car thieves usually target newer cars, because they can disassemble them easily and sell off their parts quickly. However, some thieves also try to steal classic cars, especially those that are rare and can fetch high prices. As such, it is important that you do not leave your classic car unattended or unlocked when it is outside the garage.
There is no surefire way to prevent your classic car from being stolen, but you can take certain measures to make it more difficult for car thieves to steal your car. Many of the effective anti-theft devices that are available in the market will change the appearance of your car significantly. This may not be acceptable to you, especially if you are planning to enter your car in classic car shows. However, there are several other devices that you can use to make your car more theft-poof.
If you are willing to invest in a good anti-theft system, you can purchase a vehicle tracking system or an immobilizer. More affordable solutions include steering wheel or brake pedal lock, remote battery cut-off switch, and DataDots. You can also prevent classic car theft by removing the ignition rotor, distributor cap, or fuel pump fuse from your car.