A York couple were shocked to discover what had happened to their car overnight.
Thieves had stripped the silver Vauxhall Costa of vital parts and left it totally wrecked.
This was a complex job requiring specialist tools to remove all the parts.
It is believed the vehicle was targeted by people who knew what they wanted.
Anyone with any information about the theft in the Chaloners Road area of York should call 101 quoting references number 12200113107.