Michael Thomson's body was discovered inside blue Ford Fiesta parked in lay-by near Ayr last weekend.
Barbecues, bikes, lawn mowers and Christmas trees among the thefts at shops and garden centres in Fife.
No reports of any casualties after four fire engines were dispatched to Straiton in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Local aurthority said it had no option but to withdraw public support
Transport secretary Michael Matheson MSP confirmed a "preferred bidder" had been chosen but refused to disclose their identity.