NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A Brooklyn schoolteacher whose car was stolen three years ago has gotten it back -- totally souped-up and unrecognizable.
Amanda Pogany's 1996 Honda was returned to her drag-race ready, with a new engine, manual transmission, leather interior, tinted windows and oversize tires.
Police found the car at an illegal chop shop and were able to trace it to Pogany even though the VIN number had been filed off.
Pogany had given up on ever getting the car back. She hasn't driven the new version of the Honda yet because she doesn't know how to drive a stick shift.