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. 
Nothing says old school like wearing a tee-shirt that says “Injection is Nice but I’d Rather be Blown.” These days – as so eloquently phrased by the taco ad girl – why not have both? Pretty much every car found last week was both blown and injected, however there was a notable exception, which we’ll get to in a moment. First however, this week’s challenge.
Today being April Fools Day, this week’s challenge is to find the most foolish car or truck you can. Whether it be a majorly and intimately personalized ride, or some sort of clown car used in parades, what I want are cars you would be embarrassed to be seen in. Oh, and while you’re at it, pull my finger.
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Got that? Good, now lets put the pressure on.


My guess was that with a request like supercharged four-cylinders we were going to get a lot of fairly modern iron for sale, and I was right. Corrados and Cobalts represented, as did Saturn and a number of aftermarket rigs. One factory blown ride that I had totally forgotten was found by dukeisduke, and that was the Toyota Previa minivan. Man those things are wonderfully weird. What happened to you, Toyota?
As I noted at the top of the hour however, our winner is a car that would allow its owner to proudly, and rightfully wear that iconic and profane Tee-shirt, as this 1967 MGB GT found by neight428 comes with the supercharger that I have long drooled over in the Moss Motors catalog. That twin screw blower draws through a single SU side draft and I’d imagine sounds amazing. Sure, I’d dump the Mazda seats for some proper MG units, but they’ll do for now. They’ll do just fine for now.
Congrats to neight428, and thank you to all for playing!
1967 MGB GT Supercharged

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74 responses to “Craigslist Crapshoot”

  1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar
    PotbellyJoe★★★★★




    2003 Chevrolet S10 Pickup S10 DVD CUSTOM INT AIR SUSP LOW MILES – $11995
    See the Original Post Here
    I have this beautiful custom one of a kind 2004 Chevy S-10 fully loaded with all the bells and whistles!!! It has everything from a dvd player to a custom Air Suspension. The car is basically brand new with only 30,257miles on it. Give me a call my name is Greg to come check this car out
    Wow. Just wow.

    1. P161911 Avatar
      P161911

      So I’m guess here, left to right: John Gotti, Marlon Brando aka THE Godfather, and Fred Thompson?!?

      1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar
        PotbellyJoe★★★★★

        Tony Soprano? But it could be Bill Bradley…
        http://pe.opel2015.com/images1/bill-bradley-3.jpg

    2. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      I think you’re right going with Gotti on the left but my first reaction was Peter Falk as Columbo. Not that he would have clarified things in any way. The inclusion of Fred Thompson doesn’t help either but that was also my first reaction.

      1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar
        PotbellyJoe★★★★★

        http://imagescdn.dealercarsearch.com/Media/7934/5435971/635570012416466188.jpg
        Closer picture. No less clearer, I’m assuming Tony Soprano because it’s NJ, and Greg here seems to have a man crush on fictional characters aping real gangsters.
        However, i think his painter used the Armand Assante version of John Gotti for John Gotti
        http://static.cinemagia.ro/img/db/movie/01/16/26/gotti-328783l.jpg
        http://imagescdn.dealercarsearch.com/Media/7934/5435971/635570012412247465.jpg

        1. Jeepster Avatar
          Jeepster

          that is Powers Booth about to drink the jonestown juice …

          1. Jeepster Avatar
            Jeepster

            Could one of you dipsticks upload an image of Powers Booth from Jonestown days… said Fred cause this business is going to get out of hand and we will be lucky to live through it !

          2. Jeepster Avatar
            Jeepster

            OK ….

    1. salguod Avatar

      He said foolish not awesome.

  2. Citric Avatar
    Citric

    So what’s the checklist for bad ideas here? I think this ticks many of the boxes:
    -Ran when parked
    -No photo
    -Owner doesn’t know what the engine is
    -Orphan brand
    I think the only thing missing is egregious misspellings.
    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/regina/1989-isuzu-i-mark-ls-turbo-need-gone/1056689097?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

    1. Closed 24/7 Avatar
      Closed 24/7

      The same dealer offers this: http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTQzWDgwMA==/z/DewAAOSwabhUYODi/$_27.JPG
      … for 150.000€.
      Or Lamborghinis, Maybachs and Ford Transit … there really seems to be nothing with four wheels they do not offer.

      1. Manic_King Avatar
        Manic_King

        Truly strange but impressive inventory.

    1. neight428 Avatar
      neight428

      I kind of like it.

    2. Guest Avatar
      Guest

      Do like working in enclosed spaces, skinned knuckles, and people staring at you, but can’t afford a mid-engined supercar? Then this van is for you!

  3. Kiefmo Avatar
    Kiefmo

    Another aging German diesel, this one even more ailing than my W126, would be the height of foolishness for me.
    Hence:
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/4958204211.html

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      Isetta nother one on it.

      1. Tanshanomi Avatar

        All my life has been a series of doors in my face
        And then suddenly I bumped into you
        Love is an open door.

    1. nanoop Avatar
      nanoop

      No unicorn, or just a dolphin? Disappointed.

  4. Kiefmo Avatar
    Kiefmo

    Aaaand there’s this rolling probable cause:
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/4949926228.html

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      And, SOOO surprisingly, this one is being offered at auction after being seized by the IRS (along with two others nearly as OTT).
      http://images.traderonline.com/img/5/plcnad/8804930/114362783_1.jpg
      http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/4947414372.html

    1. Prince Halibrand Avatar
      Prince Halibrand

      The fact that it’s in Deutschland just makes the schlocky MERICA FUCK YEAH graphics soooo much better.

  5. engineerd Avatar
    engineerd

    As a tie-in to Mr. Solis’ diatribe about auto financing in the US (http://hooniverse.info/2015/03/30/living-the-life-of-endless-loans/), I give you a 2005 Aztek. No funky modifications, just the fact that you can get
    ***GUARANTEED FINANCING***
    http://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_5R5HNryBMmD_600x450.jpg
    http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/ctd/4959167436.html

  6. neight428 Avatar
    neight428

    Huzzah!

  7. mdharrell Avatar

    http://images.craigslist.org/01313_hO3cc5Cht68_600x450.jpg
    “All this can be in your garage for $65,000.00.”
    No, I’m pretty sure that’s not true for my garage. I’d need more than that.
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/4951174028.html

      1. P161911 Avatar
        P161911

        That thing is mid-engined!!!???

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      I hate it … but I sort of don’t. It’s got an Art Deco locomotive vibe.

  8. Tomsk Avatar
    Tomsk

    “When I grow up, I wanna be an Audi R8!”
    Oh, you silly Prelude…
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/4957110493.html
    http://images.craigslist.org/00H0H_fzXdzQg02QS_600x450.jpg

    1. Citric Avatar
      Citric

      It looks sort of like it’s crying.

      1. neight428 Avatar
        neight428

        As it should be. Those Preludes were kind of nice.

      2. Vairship Avatar
        Vairship

        I think you’re hearing Preludachris, huddled in a corner and bawling his eyes out at the sight of this monstrosity.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar
    2. Manic_King Avatar
      Manic_King

      That part of the Off Road (sic) where seats are, is from the Euro Ford Sierra (or Escort) and engine probably too. Why anyone would spend time and money building this? I got nothing.

    3. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      Well, it’s in Lithuania but I still don’t see any identifiable parts, not even the switchgear.

      1. Manic_King Avatar
        Manic_King

        Dash is basically same as in Merkur XR4Ti, just a bit newer version.

    4. neight428 Avatar
      neight428

      It’s like a Plymouth Prowler mated with a Nash Metropolitan and the offspring was hacked in half.

    5. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Front end of a Prowler welded to the back end of a Fiat 500? Must be that new Lancia model Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are working on…

  9. Krautwursten Avatar
    Krautwursten

    I absolutely love this thread, and I shall contribute – with the Ducktruck! I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s actually registered as a Suzuki Samurai because I bet it isn’t and would fail every inspection, but that’s what it is underneath. (Tinyurl because Disqus can’t handle the ‘ü’.)
    http://tinyurl.com/ohx5msm

    1. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      It’s the Duck Chevaux!

  10. PapayaSF Avatar
    PapayaSF

    This started as a 1992 Rolls Royce. “Over 50k invested,” yours for only 14K. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4956837261.html

    1. Krautwursten Avatar
      Krautwursten

      “1992 rolls royce phantom” – What is it really, a Caprice?

      1. PapayaSF Avatar
        PapayaSF

        The lights look very Rolls to me, but from a later year.

      2. Rover 1 Avatar
        Rover 1

        A Caprice bubble wagon.

    2. Manic_King Avatar
      Manic_King

      That’s already an CC winner: http://hooniverse.info/2015/02/11/craigslist-crapshoot-107/

  11. PapayaSF Avatar
    PapayaSF

    “1957 Chopped VW Oval Window Rag Top – $850” “As you can see its a project that needs to be finished.” Model A wheels!
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4929771035.html

  12. Jeepster Avatar
    Jeepster

    Opel GT, first world war German helmet type camo AND limo tint !
    http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/4944594553.html

  13. Guest Avatar
    Guest

    Only posting, because I saw one the other day. Not in my home port of Calmar, AB of course, but in sunny Palm Springs! Ad is only an example, any will do, as they’re all foolish. Oh, and Autotrader (USA) has 96 for sale. Does that mean 4 owners are happy with theirs?

    http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=35007&endYear=2016&modelCode1=MURANOCROS&showcaseOwnerId=57259853&startYear=1981&makeCode1=NISSAN&searchRadius=0&showcaseListingId=0&mmt=%5BNISSAN%5BMURANOCROS%5B%5D%5D%5B%5D%5D&listingId=378540569&Log=0

    EDIT: I’m talking about the CrossCabriolet, not the regular Murano, in case you didn’t catch that.

    1. Citric Avatar
      Citric

      I actually saw a purple one in Saskatoon, plates read “Oddball”.
      Considering they went through the effort of importing a CrossCabriolet (they weren’t sold in Canada) that sounds about right.

  14. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    Q: when should taillights be green? A: never, unless the viewer is red-green colorblind.
    http://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/4932703177.html
    http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_5M3XVTZs1ZB_600x450.jpg

  15. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    Here’s a 2000 Deville that almost anyone would be embarrassed to be seen in. It’s amazing how few changes were needed to make it look, well, horrible.
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4917052231.html

    1. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      images.craigslist.org/00A0A_fSoJWRUcAAV_600x450.jpg
      Courtesy imbed. That’s OK, you can thank me later. I think.

      1. Lokki Avatar
        Lokki

        Thank you!

  16. Lokki Avatar
    Lokki

    Here’s a loverly “1953 Roadster”… Although I AM a little unclear on a 1953 What or even how 1953 even enters the picture. Anyhow it apparently just needs a bit of work yet.
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4947550485.html
    1953 Roadster on 90 S10 4v manual tranny and chassis.
    “Summer project! Got too many peojects right now. The chassis was cut to 95 inches. The fiberglass body is currently cut up to be extended to fit the S10 chassis. You’ll ne some fiberglass skills to make it longer (easy process). The S10 has 180k on the motor. I just stripped it from its body two weeks ago.
    Computer box, steering colum, wires are all there. Comes with a custom drive shaft I had cut to fit the new wheelbase.
    $1700 clear Texas title”

    1. Guest Avatar
      Guest

      I see your “1953 Roadster on 90 S10 4v manual tranny and chassis” and raise you a “1920,s HOTROD BUCKET”

      http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/edmonton/1920-s-hotrod-bucket/1062126363?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

      Incidentally, also on a S10 frame.

  17. Jeepster Avatar
    Jeepster

    Vomit Warning for Jeep folks ( this is a great thread by the way )
    http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/4958401897.html

    1. Jeepster Avatar
      Jeepster

      All you have to do is search ” modified, custom paint, bagged, one of a kind, customized, etc”
      shootin fish in a water barrel … ( extra points if it is in your area )

  18. Jeepster Avatar
    Jeepster

    Hey lets take your Olds ragtop, and do a W30 442 clone, with stripes, scoops and wing and rally wheels !
    No way bro, I gotta better idea ….

  19. Jeepster Avatar
    Jeepster

    clean 2005 Dodge Magnum …. ( It has an alarm )
    http://memphis.craigslist.org/cto/4952403458.html