This wasn’t just any car theft,
After three years, Amanda Pogany forgot about her stolen 1996 Honda Accord, assuming it was in car heaven. But recently the cops found it at a Queens chop shop, traced it back to her and called up the Brooklyn teacher. The Daily News reveals it was “returned to her drag-race ready, with a brand-new V-8 engine, tinted windows, oversized tires with special hubcaps – and custom valve stem caps shaped like bullet casings.”
Pogany said, “When I first saw under the hood I thought it looked like, you know in the movie ‘Grease?’ Like the’Grease Lightning’ car.” Further, the car’s interim owner—apparently he bought from the thieves—also put “in a manual transmission and leather interior and [hung] a Dominican flag and a giant wooden cross from the rearview mirror.” Pogany said, “I’m Jewish. and I don’t even know how to drive a stick shift!”
Her friends are offering her stick shift lessons but the car is in her parents’ NJ driveway, where it’s the belle of the block (people have expressed interested in buying it).
My advice to her is, sell the car. If you can’t drive stick shift but have a nice car that’s stick shift. Sell it and get a nice automatic. I’d keep it. Although I would probably get rid of the cross and flag.