Police are trying to determine if a 1970 Valiant hardtop that was reportedly set alight this morning was stolen.
Police are trying to determine if a 1970 Valiant hardtop that was reportedly set alight this morning was stolen. Facebook/Karamea Lee Langley

UP IN FLAMES: Police investigate classic car blaze

POLICE are working with the owner of a classic Australian car that was reportedly set alight at Cooroibah this morning to determine the cause of the blaze.

Two fire crews were called to the car fire on Old Tewantin Rd and McKinnon Dr about 7.45am, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said.

Fireys found the 1970 Valiant hardtop well alight, with no sign of the driver. The fire was out by about 8.10am.

Police are trying to fund the owner of the 1970 Valiant hardtop.
Police are trying to fund the owner of the 1970 Valiant hardtop. Facebook/Melissa Chapman

Witnesses told police they saw the driver getting into another car and driving away from the scene.

"Anyone missing a beautifully restored Valiant? Sorry to be bearer of bad news, one was just seen dumped and set alight by a man on McKinnon Dr," Karamea Lee Langley wrote on Facebook.

Noosa Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Ben Carroll said police managed to identify the car from its VIN plates, which weren't damaged in the fire.

While the car had been unregistered for a number of years officers managed to track down the owner, who was yet to make a complaint.

"Police are working with the owner to determine the cause of the fire," Snr Sgt Carroll said.



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