Apr 27th 2010 By Emerald Catron
It's probably not worth holding your breath over, but apparently there's a chance that if your car is stolen, it will be returned to you years later in totally souped-up condition.
More than three years ago Amanda Pogany's 1996 white Honda Accord was stolen, and she had given up on it ever being found. She used Zipcar instead, assuming her ride had been stripped for parts. So she was quite surprised to learn that police had found it at a Queens chop shop during a raid.
Another added perk -- in the years it had been missing, its new owner tinted the windows, put on oversize tires with fancy rims and valve stem caps, a brand new
engine, a manual transmission, and a Dominican flag and giant wooden cross on the inside.
But Amanda is Jewish and can't drive stick, so she probably doesn't really appreciate how awesome her car is. She told the Daily News
, "When I first saw under the hood I thought it looked like, you know in the movie 'Grease'? Like the 'Grease Lightning' car." Yes, just like the "Grease" Lightning car.
UPDATE: the New York Daily News reported that the stolen car was pimped out with a V-8 engine. Auto geeks and experts have informed us "that ain't no V-8."