'Pride and joy' Holden vanishes

18:41, Dec 12 2013
Holden Belmont
MISSING: Invercargill man Sean Christensen’s 1972 Holden Belmont was taken from outside his Windsor house overnight on Wednesday. 

An Invercargill man is "gutted" after his "pride and joy" was stolen from outside his house.

Central Southland Freight driver Sean Christensen said his 1972 Holden Belmont was taken sometime overnight on Wednesday. "I'm really gutted.

"I didn't think anything like this would happen." Mr Christensen said the car had been parked outside his garage.

It was insured but he had an emotional tie to the vehicle after spending years doing it up with his father.

"I'd had it about three years.

"I'd always wanted one growing up, and me and my old man had rebuilt it, started from scratch pretty much."

He had spent about $12,000 doing it up but it was hard to put a price tag on it, he said.

It was his pride and joy.

"My old man's real gutted; he's been out looking for it." Mr Christensen could take some solace in the fact he would recognise the car anywhere pretty quickly.

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