Usually when your car gets stolen, you don't get it back - or if you do, you get it back in pieces. But that's not what happened to Brooklyn schoolteacher Amanda Pogany. She got her stolen car back 3 years later and it was all "pimped out":
Amanda Pogany's once-humble white 1996 Honda Accord 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.
"When I first saw under the hood I thought it looked like, you know in the movie 'Grease?' Like the 'Grease Lightning' car," said Pogany, 31, who lives in Prospect Heights.
The eighth-grade teacher was shocked when she picked up her long-lost vehicle in the Red Hook impound lot this month.
The previous "owner" souped up the Accord, putting in a manual transmission and leather interior and hanging a Dominican flag and a giant wooden cross from the rearview mirror.
"I'm Jewish," Pogany said, "and I don't even know how to drive a stick shift!"
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