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. 

Plastic is fantastic, but when it comes to cars – and when you exclude the Corvette – it’s also all kinds of pretty weird and wonderful. Last week I asked you to pull out the plastic, not from your wallet but from the classifieds themselves, and you came through with such an amazing panoply of plastic that Beverly Hills celebrity surgeons turned their heads in shame and envy. More one those in a moment, but first, this week’s task.

Are you crazy like a fox? If you are then you be nuts over this week’s quest. For the first classified crapshoot of February, I want you to find us Ford Fox bodies. That’s right, the Blue Oval Boys’ ubiquitous late seventies – early eighties platform of choice. That’s not so hard, right? Well just to make it a little more interesting, let’s just exclude Mustangs, shall we?

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
Craigslist Crapshoot doesn’t work if your candidates don’t get seen, so hopefully following one of these options will ensure that the floodgates of crap are fully open. Click on through the jump to see what plastic was the most fantastic!
Okay, this rarely happens, but this week I found it to be the rare occasion where ALL of you are the winners. There was just too much good stuff – all of it cloaked in some form of fiberglass or other plastic body panels – to single out just one. From the amazing project Berkeley found by James, to the revelation for Sjalabais that the Renault Espace is clothed in polymers, it was just one big resin fest. I would like to call out Sjalabais however, for finding this cool electric Think for sale in Norway.
The THINK City was the product of the Norwegian company Pivco (Personal Independent Vehicle Company) and was developed as an attempt at a space efficient, zero-emissions city vehicle. We love the Think here at Hooniverse, right down to its Mercedes E-Class headlamps, but the real reason I’m singling out this failed Norwegian runabout is as segue for this awesome video that explains Norway and its history. Nyte!
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