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. 
Like Burger King, last week we wanted you to have it your way. That meant cars that you would like to have but for whatever reason – whether it be government regulations, a manufacturer uninterested in exporting, or other impediment – you can’t have it. And boy, do you all have some pretty interesting and eclectic tastes! We’ll discuss that in a sec, but first, this week’s quest.
Okay, this week I want you to find a class of car – or truck – that’s most likely pretty rare no matter where you live, that being those powered by turbocharged V8s. Be they gas or diesel, we want ’em! The cheaper the better, and seriously, that twenty-grand Ferrari F40 on the Craigslists is probably is a scam anyway.
As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Since we’ve recently changed commenting systems, you may need to update your commenter account. Make sure you have a Disqus account – they’re free and easy to get – and then comment away.

Got that? Good, now lets see your requited loves.

You know, normally I choose a proffered ad as the pick of the litter, but considering last week’s quest that just doesn’t seem fair. After all those are your hopes and dreams imprinted forever on the inter webs. As such, I’d like say that you are ALL winners, and thank you for playing this and every week. I’d also like to leave you, for your enjoyment, with a picture of a very fat and apparently extremely angry cat .
fat cat
Image: Go Away Garage

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43 responses to “Craigslist Crapshoot”

  1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar
    2003 audi RS6 – v8 bi-turbo – $14900 (North Jersey)
    2003 AUDI RS6 – V8 Bi-turbo *** VERY RARE CAR***460 HP AWD – All Stock-
    Fell the power of a Ferrarri/ Lamborghini for a fraction of the price – go from zero to sixty in 4.2 seconds!!!!
    Asking $14,900

    All with only 132,000 miles on the ODO, what could go wrong?!

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Take the 1 and the 4 off of the price, and we might be able to make a deal.

      1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar

        You drive a hard bargain, but all i can do is take a zero off of the end. I’ll even let you pick which 0.

  2. CaptainSlow64 Avatar

    Because this ad totally doesn’t scream sketchy as all hell.
    “1978 Chevrolet El Camino Coupe (2 door)
    1978 elcomino 350 votech turbo 400shift kit 411 posi iroc rims all new metal no rust”$_35.JPG$_35.JPG

    1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar

      I’m going to assume that’s a vortech engine, not that it was installed at a vo-tech, but both could be correct. The turbo in the ad is the turbo 400 transmission though.

      1. CaptainSlow64 Avatar

        It appears as if you are right, thanks for the correction. This is why grammar is important haha. Some of these ads seem like they are written by four-year-old children.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      I’ll just leave this here…

      1. Tomsk Avatar

        Eeesh…maybe I shouldn’t have been so quick to dismiss that RS6…

    1. Please Stand By Avatar
      Please Stand By

      “runs and drives” does not adequately answer the many, many questions that this creates.

    2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

      The Hex-camaroino!?

  3. zimkumquats Avatar

    what a beaut…and only 5k

    1. CraigSu Avatar

      This is right up SpeedyCop’s alley.

  4. GTXcellent Avatar

    The only turbo charged V8s around my neck of the woods are all prefaced with the name Duramax, Cummins, or PowerStroke – and then I found this: Oh my.

  5. Muthalovin Avatar

    The interior is so, so bad.
    1996 Hummer H1 w/ 6.5l Turbo Diesel – $49000

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      On the other hand, nobody notices when the kids throw up again!

  6. Muthalovin Avatar
    1980 Trans Am Firebird Indy Pace Car – $16000
    “Appraised at $17,300, no dents or fender benders. 4BBL TURBO V-8 engine, hood mount turbo, cruise control, cold A/C, power door locks, power steering. Still has the original spare tire and air bottle that has never been on the ground, T-tops, AM/FM cassette radio.”
    Smokin’ deal then!

    1. mrh1965 Avatar

      The Trans Am is the first car I thought of when I saw the challenge. Look, it’s got the “hood mounted turbo” (gauge?) and what appears to be a macrame armrest cover. Just needs a feathered roach clip hanging from the rear view mirror for that genuine late 70’s / early 80’s vibe.

    1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar

      Knowing Hennessey’s reliability, it is probably only running on 8 cylinders with the other two acting as balancing cylinders.

      1. Manic_King Avatar

        Hmpfff, my bad. First I read and think that I must find V8 Bi-turbos (not just single turbos) and then I don’t remember what motor Viper has……

  7. Batshitbox Avatar

    I didn’t get the whole memo last week, and posted something I did have access to.
    Luckily, I can re-cycle it for this week!

  8. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Craigslist Crapshoot is always somewhat dangerous to my bank account. I didn’t think this week’s would be too tempting, since anything with a V8 and turbo(s) would be prohibitively expensive, or discouragingly shitty. (Un)fortunately, searching craigslist for “turbo” returns results for vehicles without so many unnecessary cylinders, as well, and I stumbled upon this 5-speed 9-2x Aero for a really tempting $5800.

    1. Manic_King Avatar

      At least check it out if you are somewhere near it!

    2. dead_elvis Avatar

      Wow! Unmodified, MT Saabaru?! Maybe unicorns DO exist.

  9. Krautwursten Avatar

    Here’s something you won’t find everyday. Not only is it the rare breed of turbocharged V8 that isn’t specifically supercharged, but it’s also the even rarer breed of turbocharged V8 -diesel- that to my knowledge is only occupied by the Powerstroke and Duramax otherwise, and on top of all it’s -not- a Land Cruiser Series 200 but a Series 70, and it’s -ARMORED-. And yours for the equivalent of $52,000. Get some of that Sonderschutz in your life!

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      I’m wondering if we’ll see that engine (or a derivative of it) show up on the Tundra options list in the next few years.

  10. 1977ChevyTruck Avatar

    Looking through the Edmonton, Alberta classified for “turbo V8”: Powerstroke, Powerstroke, Duramax, Powerstroke, Powerstroke, V8 with a Turbo 400/350 etc., Turbo with a 1.8L V-tec, Powerstroke, Maserati Coupe, Powerstroke, Power… Wait, Maserati?
    Maserati GT Coupe – RARE 6SPD – Porsche BMW Mercedes Audi killer$_27.JPG

    1. gerberbaby Avatar

      You have green grass in Edmonton?

      1. Guest Avatar

        No, not really. While this has been an unusually warm winter, and the snow was almost gone (got 2cm last night, not bad), the grass is brown, not green yet.

        So, old picture, maybe?

    2. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar

      Am I the only one who sees the change to the 4200GT taillights as a downgrade?

  11. Kiefmo Avatar

    Late to this week’s party! I’ve been on vacation, flying home tomorrow, but that’s no reason to not post an ad from my current location in the vicinity of Boulder!
    Check out this craptastic suck-through turbo’d SBC, mounted in a poor, defenseless RX-7!