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. 
Last week we went looking for the best armored cars we could find. That of course included anything that would stop a bullet, but excluded everything that was slathered in ArmorAll. We’ll get to the top mobile panic room in a sec, but first let’s drop the top on some Bimmers.
Once you get to Z there’s really nowhere else to go, is there? Perhaps that’s why BMW named their sporty two seaters Zs—Z1, Z3, 4, and 8. While realistically not the ultimate expression of the small sporty car, the series over the years has produced some fun and interesting rides. Let’s go out and find what you think are the best of those that are for sale right now.
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Got that? Good, Now, let’s get our armor on.

If you’ve seen the movie The World According to Garp then you no doubt recall the scene in which a private plane smashes into a house that Robin Williams’ Garp and his wife are considering buying, causing him to immediately offer to buy the house as it has been “pre-disastered.”
The GMC armored bank truck found by OA5599 also looks to have already gone through some sort of gauntlet, expressing what look to be filled and primered bullet marks across its broad surface, as well as new window glass. That truck was claimed to have a huge Ford mill under its hood, but is presently not a moving target owing to the need of a new master cylinder.
Of course of you want something safe that’s a little more stylin’ then the plated Lancia Thesis found by Joram, or bullet-shunning BMW located by Mothalovin might be more to your taste.
I think everybody’s taste will approve of our winner however, which is a one of a kind armored Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione built by Carrozzeria Pavesi of Milan and once used by Pirelli. Found by jim, it’s so odd and safe that who wouldn’t want it?
Thanks to you all for participating in our little game of search, and congrats to jim for the win.

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26 responses to “Craigslist Crapshoot”

  1. Manic_King Avatar

    OT: Custom SUV for 5000 eur? Unimog 404 chassis. Distribution Box GAZ-66. Winches front and rear. Closed axles. KONIs. 2 generators, 2 batteries. Ready for rough terrain. Doc’s of MB300D

  2. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar

    The “clownshoe” coupe is rare, desirable, and likely a future classic… unless you do this to it:
    He’s “selling to support business”… presumably an ophthalmology practice.

    1. Muthalovin Avatar

      This is an accurate expression of everything that is right with Craigslist Crapshoot.
      I love that I hate it so much!

    2. engineerd Avatar

      Or drugs.

    3. dukeisduke Avatar

      So Batman moved to San Diego?

      1. Vairship Avatar

        Doubtful. Must be just his summer vacation car, because there’s no highway 64 near San Diego.

    4. Kiefmo Avatar

      I see this, and the old 60s Batman TV theme song starts playing in my head.

    5. salguod Avatar

      That is the most excellent execution of a horrible idea that I have seen in a while. Brilliantly hideous.

  3. engineerd Avatar

    I found this. I kind of want this. Actually, I wish it was in worse condition because I kind of have a dream of building a Z4 coupe for Targa Newfoundland.
    2007 Z4 Coupe with a 6-speed manual. It’s RARE! Actually, in this case it kind of is at least in the US.

    1. JayP Avatar

      The Z4 coupe was on my short list but shot down by the kid.
      I think carmax had one in my price range.

  4. Muthalovin Avatar

    I love the lead shot: A Z3 in Dakar yellow, in front of sand dunes.

  5. Muthalovin Avatar

    Yeesh. Probably the least desirable Z3 coupe: Automatic, non-M and white. Goes to show that these things are about to go for crazy money soon.

  6. Manic_King Avatar

    Ugly brown color
    Red interior, does not fit well with that brown
    Plasti-wood dash panel
    Door dents
    Wrong rims
    Piss weak engine

    1. Alff Avatar

      That is awful. You get my vote.

    2. neight428 Avatar

      The contrasting color on the rocker panel had me thinking sidepipes for a moment.
      Sounds rather brilliant if you ask me.

  7. Manic_King Avatar

    Cheapest Z1 I could find and it’s a “Restoration object.”….at 28900+ euros.
    – Many optical damages around the car.
    – Interior needs to be restored.
    – Softtop roof has damages.
    – Left electric door is not operational (right door works ok).$_1.JPG

  8. VeeArrrSix Avatar

    Z3M Coupe RACECAR! But, as usual, heavily modified car in LA has out of state plates. Thanks CARB!

  9. mad_science Avatar

    Matte blue plastidip with matching(ish) blue seats.
    But hey: stickshift and only $2500.

  10. Inliner Avatar

    I just wanted to note how a BMW Z3 actually looks pretty nice on steelies.

  11. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    The only Z8 on craigslist right now, and they want 200 grand for it O_o

  12. Joram Avatar

    How I remember the Z3M Coupé: Estoril blue with those awesome, colour matched seat inserts:

  13. neight428 Avatar

    I knew a cheerfully friendly lass in college from a wealthy family whose father sent her off with a brand new Z3 2.8. She let me drive it, good Lord I was clueless

  14. Krautwursten Avatar
  15. Guest Avatar

    Here’s a BMW Z8!

    Looks decent, and $129 000 is close to half of what’s being asked for the other one on this list.

    Pictures are limited however, as is the text, but it does reveal one minor catch…

    It has “rebuilt status”.

    Run. Run far away.$_27.JPG$_27.JPG

    1. BigRedCaveTroll Avatar

      Just get some double-sided sticky tape and put it on the wall like a piece of art.