A MAN who has kept his car in pristine condition since 1989 is appealling for information after it was stolen.

Nasser Ahmed, who has owned Nasser’s Mini Market in Mapplewell for 40 years, bought the G Reg five-door Ford Granada new for £8,100 in 1989 and only has 42,000 miles on the clock.

Nasser woke last Tuesday to find the car, which he said is now so rare and in such great condition it could be worth up to £20,000, had vanished from the locked garage behind his shop on Darton Lane where it was kept.

Nasser has offered a £500 reward for information on the car’s disappearance, and £1,000 for information directly leading to its safe return.

Anyone with information can contact Nasser on 384622 or South Yorkshire Police, quoting incident 14/133566/18.