23 May 2005

Noble has paid a £6000 ransom to recover two cars stolen during a raid on its Leicestershire HQ. The two M400s had been missing since the January raid, during which a M12 GTO (right) was also taken, but crashed into a ditch by the raiders within a mile of the factory. Boss Lee Noble received a phone call offering the return of the cars for cash, and was led to two lock-up garages where the undamaged M400s had been hidden.

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