Classic car in Diocese of Gallup fundraiser stolen

Classic car in Diocese of Gallup fundraiser stolen

A 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury stolen last week in the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico. (Credit: Facebook.)

A Catholic diocese in New Mexico says thieves stole a classic car officials were using to raise money for a vocations program.

GALLUP, N.M. — A Catholic diocese in New Mexico says thieves stole a classic car officials were using to raise money for a vocations program.

The Gallup Independent reports security cameras from the Diocese of Gallup captured two men in a dark Chevy Silverado stealing the 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury last week.

Diocese’s spokeswoman Suzanne Hammons says the Sport Fury attached to a trailer and secured to a railing in the Cathedral’s parking lot while awaiting transfer to a buyer.

A couple of years back a very generous woman Who had recently lost her husband, donated the 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury he…

Posted by Matthew Keller on Friday, May 22, 2020

The Plymouth Sport Fury has a New Mexico license plate, 716FSL.

No arrests have been made.

Father Matthew Keller started the V8s for Vocations program several years ago to raise funds to educate seminary students studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Gallup.

Keller says a woman who had lost her husband donated the Fury to V8s for Vocations a couple of years ago.

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