Stolen Dragster Recovered

The dream car's disappearance has devastated a father and his sons.

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A North County family's dream car disappeared. For seven years, the owner Dennis Murty, 65, of Escondido has been working on the car with his sons. When it disappeared from outside their home Thursday, they called our media partners at North County Times
The car, a 1964 Pontiac GTO has been the family's project. Especially since 65-year old Murty's health has been failing recently. "It's the biggest letdown ever," Dennis Murty Jr., a Canyon Lake resident told theNCTimes "It was a dream that was totally annihilated; all my dad ever wanted in his life was to go 200 mph."
On Tuesday, San Diego County sheriff's deputies found the GTO abandoned, stripped of its motor and other expensive parts, alongside Black Canyon Road in Ramona according to the North County Times.
Thieves had stripped the car and then tried to push it down a steep ravine, the paper reports. The trailer was at the road's edge nearby, the words "Be back, please don't tow" scrawled in green pen on the back, according to the NCTimes.
Owner Brian Murty said they'd overcome the setback somehow and get back to work on the car soon. "It's still got its heart," he said. "We're going to build it again." Read more in the full article in the North County Times
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