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. 
Do you have a tattoo? How about a non-traditional piercing? These are some of the more drastic body modifications that some people like to use to set themselves apart from the crowd, and honestly, even something as mainstream as braces is a body mod. Most of these are totally socially acceptable in present society. The same can’t be said for certain automotive mods, and we’ll get the most egregiously offensive one in a sec. First however, this week’s noble quest.
I feel like horsing around. That of course means pony cars, but I also feel like riding my pony outside of the mainstream. That’s why this week we need to find the best values (and I’ll leave that term up to your interpretation) of pony cars that aren’t F-bodies (Camaros and Firebirds) or Mustangs. Everything else is fair game, and remember, we’re looking for deals and steals.
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.

  1. Easiest way to not get caught in the spam filters is to create an IntenseDebate account. If you do so and your posts aren’t appearing, let us know at and we can put you on the whitelist
  2. If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a account and do the same thing.
  3. If you’re the Ted Kaczynski type and don’t want any kind of account, then try to place only a single link in a comment and just drop any outgoing link in via its raw URL and not as a text link.

Got that? Okay let’s get our mod on.

You know, I think I missed a great opportunity by not offering for sale spritzers of eye bleach to go along with last week’s quest. It truly amazes me how many people modify their car in a manner that’s obviously so personal and unique an expression of their particular interest and visual inclination, who then want to sell the result.
So many eye-searing paint jobs, so very many doors switched to art studio paper cutter form. And of course the DUBs, all the freaking DUBs. The one car that managed to stand out amongst this technicolor yawn of cars was this crazy convertible Caprice wagon found by Hatchtopia. Offered appropriately in Las Vegas, this is a car that makes you hope that Nevada playground’s tagline – what happens here stays here – remains sacrosanct.
Well done, Hatchtopia, and thanks to you all for playing!
Candy painted convertible phantom wagon bagged on dub 26s

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    1. FЯeeMan Avatar

      "Old Cougar looking for new blood"
      I read that as "Old Cougar looking for new blond"
      Makes sense either way…

  1. GTXcellent Avatar

    No price given on this '71 Javelin, but it'd sure look good in my driveway
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  2. PotbellyJoe ★★★★★ Avatar
    PotbellyJoe ★★★★★

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    1968 Mercury Couger, 53K Original Miles – $12900 (Elm, NJ)

    Original 1968 Mercury Couger, 302 V8, A/C, Automatic-Repaint with factory color about 6 month ago. Car is in beautiful condition – Factory interior, color looks Great.

    Sure $12,900 is a little steep, but the condition is stout.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      The seller of this Couger is selling in order to fund a Camero purchase.

  3. Tomsk Avatar

    Oh, how I love the first-gen Javelin. This '68 is available for $4,500 ($7,500 if you ask him to paint it in a color of your choosing).
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  4. Manic_King Avatar

    1966 Plymouth Barracuda v8 273 complete car, but this is a PROJECT
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  5. Manic_King Avatar

    1973 Plymouth Cuda V8 Automatic Power Steering Killer LOOK Great Driver
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    1. danleym Avatar

      If she comes with the car that's a hell of a deal.

      1. ptschett Avatar

        What car?
        *looks again*
        Still not seeing it…

    2. Wildcat_445 Avatar

      Can I buy just the Great Driver?

  6. Kiefmo Avatar

    I think the Volare was a sufficiently small platform for the later Roadrunner that this qualifies as a pony car.
    V8! Manual! T-tops! This checks all of the right malaise boxes!
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  7. dope4life Avatar

    Does a Duster qualify? Always liked these..
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    Here is the entire text of the ad "1973 Plymouth Duster 340." Whoa, slow down now.

    1. OA5599 Avatar

      Not much ad copy because it's a fake ad.

      1. neight428 Avatar

        Yeah, that's the damndest looking stretch of Central Texas I've ever seen.

        1. dope4life Avatar

          I sort of thought that too but I don't get over that way much. Hey, I'm helping out a scammer, awesome.

    1. danleym Avatar

      I guess technically it's not a Mustang…

  8. ptschett Avatar

    1970 Challenger R/T 383/automatic, $10,500. I'm a little skeptical about "complete" when it's in a comparable condition to my dad's '74 SD-455 Trans Am, but at least this Challenger's pieces are all apparently in the same garage.
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  9. OA5599 Avatar
    Hyundai Pony 1.3L – Devon – £500 For Sale (1990)
    1990 hyundai pony sonnet
    1 of only 4 left o the road in the country according to
    1.3L – 5 speed
    beige in colour
    2 door
    brown leather inteior
    fire extinguisher, haynes manual
    standard suspension, standard steels
    V5 and key present
    full service histroy including first bill of sale
    bodywork is good all round
    paintwork is still in very good condition.
    no mot
    location; barnstaple, north devon
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  10. neight428 Avatar

    If you throw out the F-bodies and Mustangs, you're looking at a mighty short list of candidates, all of which are really old now. The owners of such cars all think they have Barrett Jackson gold with "just a little TLC" like installing the drivetrain and repainting the thing. Looks like the usual suspects have been accounted for, so I'll go a bit off track.
    If a conversation can be had entertaining the idea of a FWD Italian car as a Muscle Car, then this can plausibly be a Pony Car.
    I give you the quickest (1/4 mile) American vehicle in 1979:
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    Asking $6900. Needs paint, natch.

    1. neight428 Avatar

      Hrmm. Well, it appears that it was the '78's snuck through the smog loophole while the '79's like this one wore a catalytic converter and were thus just as malaised as everything else. Womp, womp.