By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9

TUTTLE, Oklahoma -- A Tuttle man is pleading for the safe return of his rare, classic Camaro after thieves swiped it last week.

Roy Floyd loves collecting Camaros, but recently his pride and joy, a rare blue 1969 Camaro Z28, was stolen.

"Just devastated. Your heart goes down to your feet. Anger didn't kick in at first. It was just depression. Heartbroken," Floyd said. "These old cars are just a labor of love. It's not just the value of the car. It's what you put into them."

Floyd was returning home from a car show when he started having engine problems. He parked his muscle car along the side of the road in Oklahoma City and went home to get his tools. When he returned 45 minutes later, his classic cruiser was gone.

"It's just the thought of having something very few people have. That was a color I really valued, and they were hard to find. That car meant a lot to us," Floyd said.

He said his $70,000 collectable car was so rare he knows the thieves aren't driving it around. He said he thinks they have it hidden somewhere or have shipped it out to sell it.

"Japan loves American muscle cars now. Austria, Europe just loves American muscle cars," Floyd said.

But if it's still in the area, Floyd is hoping police will find it.

"We just have to sit around and hope it happens," Floyd said.

About 20,000 Camaros were made in 1969, of those only 600 were blue. Floyd also said his Camaro featured another rarity, the Raleigh sports package.

Anyone with information about the stolen car should call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.