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Calgary family speaks out after rare vehicle with sentimental value is stolen

A family in Calgary wants people to report abandoned vehicles after a rare car was stolen from their property that held great sentimental value.

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A Calgary family with a special connection to a car has shared their story in an effort to encourage people to report abandoned vehicles.

Just over a year ago Randy Porter passed away suddenly at his home, surrounded by his three children.

He left behind a love of cars, instilled in all three of his kids, including his daughter Tyya who decided to purchase her first vehicle, a Saab, in his honour.

Tyya’s mom Wendy said that Randy’s love of Saabs started in his teens and he passed it on to his kids.

“My husband always had Saabs,” she said.

When their daughter saved up money for her first vehicle, she said it was only natural that she bought a Saab. She planned to restore the vehicle.

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“Tyya just said it was an honor for her dad,” Wendy explained. “And [then] we went and got the license plate and it was CV-5960 which is Calgary-Victoria, my husband loved Victoria and wanted to retire there and he was born in ’59 and he was almost 60. So it was like a sign for my daughter and that’s how she took it.”

Tyya barely had the chance to fix up the car when it was stolen outside their home in September.

“It just meant a lot to me,” said 19-year-old Tyya. “I finally found…

Jenna Bridges

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