Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist
Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. 
The General certainly likes to get around. At the very least you’ll find GM mills in, well, damn-near anything. You all found a ton of cars for sale where an engine from the General now calls home. We’ll see the most ironic of those in a sec, but first I’ll bet you’re champing at the bit for this week’s quest.
Sometimes you need to haul stuff, and other times you need to haul ass. This week we want to find cars that can do both – fast wagons.
As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.

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Got that? Okay, let’s get it on with some General knowledge.

Have you ever really tried to fit a square peg in a round hole? When you’re a kid they always tell you that it just doesn’t fit, so don’t bother trying. And of course, you try anyway. There was a lot of that going on last week, the only difference being that the odd-mixes represented were GM engines residing where they traditionally wouldn’t have gone. And unlike our childhood shape metaphor, these almost always fit.
The best fit, at least the coolest and with the best badge, was found by mrh1965, and is, as noted by Synchromesh, a true Porschevrolet. Well done mrh1965!
1988 Porsche 944 V8 Conversion - Chevy LT1

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    1. engineerd™ Avatar

      I have such an unhealthy lust for these, once they are 25 years old I'll probably import one and wind up living in it.

  1. Devin Avatar

    Here's a Datsun 510.
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    "But Datsun 510s aren't fast!" you might protest. This one is in the midst of getting some… enhancements.
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  2. GTXcellent Avatar

    No mention of et, but says he runs S/C which I assume to mean Super-Comp. This is a fast, fast car for only $22k! Oh, and no BOZOS!
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  3. Devin Avatar

    A Nissan "Steger."
    <img src="$_20.JPG&quot; width="500">
    I can't tell if it's the quick one since he can't even spell the name right, but it's doing everything in my power to not just throw money at the guy right now.

  4. Tomsk Avatar

    Manual-swapped 850R for $5k? Oh yes…
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    Edit: WOOOOOO! I'm a hundred-pointer now! Thanks everybody!

  5. Alff Avatar

    For going fast when the roads aren't so good…
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    Yes, many of you know where I found this. It's too good not to share with others, though.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      That was listed in the Hemmings awhile back (last year maybe?). You don't forget something like that.

    1. Kiefmo Avatar

      Those were vomit seats before — now they're projectile vomit seats.
      You won't just need sick bags, you'll need an exorcist!

    2. EriktheAwful Avatar

      Same city, half the price, only two years older. 2005 Mercedes AMG Station Wagon – $17500
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      1. Manic_King Avatar

        That's "only" E500 though.

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      No huge rims or lambo doors?
      Wait, 2 teevees you say….

  6. engineerd™ Avatar

    1971 Chevelle Malibu wagon running a mildly built 350. Also, according to the seller, "This is & has been a Reliable daily driver."
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    I'm not a Chevy guy, but this still makes me tingle down unda.
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    1. Kamil_K Avatar

      Fucking perfection, except "Solid floor Pans & frame. " Call it solid-ish.

  7. dukeisduke Avatar

    The LT1-powered 944 "No, I won't take $11,000" guy from last week? He's down to $12k now, so in another week or so, he might take $11k.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      ..and he removed the "No I won't take 11k" already…
      Porvettes, even clean ones, hardly sell for what the parts are worth, let alone the work hours. You can keep it and have fun, but flipping… not very easily.

  8. muthalovin Avatar

    Probably not real fast by modern standards, but still pretty damn cool:
    1965 Pontiac Catalina Wagon Bagged – $13900
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    Tramp stamp!
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    1. Andrew_theS2KBore Avatar

      I don't usually like classic american cars. I don't usually like blue cars. I usually actively dislike bagged cars. This… makes me feel new and uncomfortable things.

    2. racer139 Avatar

      I love it.just as it is. Mint.

  9. Naengmyeon Avatar

    Let's find out how the Ecoboost functions after 170,000 miles.
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  10. 1977chevytruck Avatar

    Sketchiest fast wagon on Kijiji: 1994 JDM Subaru Wrx Wagon
    <img src="$_20.JPG&quot; width="600">
    "I have a right hand drive subaru wrx wagon for sale, the car is in pretty good condition for its year, has some small dings and scratches. The motor is an ej20g with around 150,000km. Has tasteful mods." And tasteful mods are always a good sign
    As a safer way to satisfy your turbo right hand drive wagon desires: 2000 Subaru Legacy JDM GTB Twin Turbo Wagon
    <img src="$_20.JPG&quot; width="600"> <a href="” target=”_blank”>

  11. mrh1965 Avatar

    The Porsche I posted last week had been featured on Daily Turismo or some other such site like BAT a few days before I posted it, which is probably why "944 LT1" came to mind when I saw the challenge.
    Anyway, this find was featured on BAT a week or two ago, although I don't really visit that site much anymore and truly did not know that. He has been apparently inundated with attention since then and has decided to keep it. I just figured I could find a volvo wagon with a ford V8 somewhere out there.
    With that out of the way, here is this week's grand champeeen, the volvo 240 with a 5.0. I'm drooling.
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    A better read than most craigslist ads.

  12. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    How about this '78 Pacer wagon stuffed full of 500CI Cadillac motor?

    1. 1977chevytruck Avatar

      I wonder if that jives with C&D's latest reporting:
      EDIT: Just did the calculations, and that's roughly double the displacement per cylinder of modern engine. Interesting… (or not)

  13. sporty88au Avatar

    I have 2 for your viewing pleasure:
    For the near-new car buyer, a 2013 (2014 MY) HSV Clubsport R8 wagon, 6.2L V8 / 6-speed auto, registration due this month, in Sydney Australia, asking $65000 (new ones list for about $85000) – current owner struggling with payments?
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    Or for those with more old-school tastes, a 1976 Mazda 1300 wagon with a 13B rotary for $35000, according to seller it has done a 11.6 quarter-mile time
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    Please note that the crack-pipe prices are in Australian dollars (also known as South Pacific Pesos).

  14. vroomsocko Avatar

    There are far too many nice and desirable long roofs this time around, time to put the crap back in crapshoot!
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