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The most stolen vehicle in Oklahoma last year was a 1994 full-sized Chevrolet pickup, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Second, third and fourth places went to full-size pickups from Ford, Dodge and GMC, respectively.

Nowhere on the list is a classic 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, but that’s exactly what was taken from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws star James “The Reaper” Goad overnight Nov. 9 or 10 from the 8600 block of S. Interstate 35 Service Road, according to Oklahoma City Police Department’s Facebook page.

The distinctive copper and black car is reportedly worth $175,000, but Goad told KFOR.com that he wasn’t interested in the money as much as getting back a classic automobile he spent 2,000 hours building and customizing.

Also taken were three all-terrain vehicles, a motorcycle and 16 vehicle rims and tires, police said.

Wouldn’t a classic car driven by a reality TV star be easy to spot? It turns out the thieves thought so, because Goad reported live on Facebook Nov. 11 that the car was back in his possession.

“I got my car back,” he told his followers. “I received a private message earlier today that said the car was going to be put out on the street and I could come get it.”

He thanked the people on the social media site and police for sharing the theft and helping him retrieve the Chevrolet. A few days later, he shared pictures of it with an update on its condition.

“Back home safe and sound [with] three pretty good gouges in the paint and the corner of the hood bent, but very minor compared to what it could have been,” Goad wrote.

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