Police are hunting thieves who stole a classic car – the same model and colour as driven by Inspector Morse.
The maroon-coloured Mark II Jaguar was taken from its owner at their home in Buckfastleigh, Devon.
Officers say the car is the exact model and colour of the vehicle driven by John Thaw in the ITV drama.
A police spokesman said thieves stole it by pushing it along a lane and calling for road side assistance – pretending it had broken down.
He said: ”Police are appealing for information following the theft of a distinctive classic car.
”It is the the same colour and model as the Inspector Morse car and was taken between August 21 and 28.
”The Jaguar was parked in a barn, but thieves broke in, causing damage, entered the car and pushed it down the lane to the road area where the suspects called a recovery vehicle.”