Craigslist Crapshoot

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Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. 

Jimi Hendrix once sang about a foxy lady, but really when it came to foxes, Ford’s Fox platform lasted far longer than did Hendrix’s career. Last week we went on a fox hunt, and we’ll get to our furry friends in just a sec. First however, we’ve got business to attend to, and it regards this week’s quest.

This week we’re going for some cross pollination. What I want you to find are cars and trucks that are special editions featuring non-automotive companies. That means Levis Gremlins, Harley Davidson F150s, and all that jazz.

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 fox we thought was the most foxy.
Since we excluded Mustangs, you’d think that the pickings of Fox bodies would be relatively slim. That thinking would be wrong. We had Capris, Fairmonts, Cougars, Aerobirds, Marks VIIs, LTDs, Zephyrs, and even a Ranchero-esque Durango pick-em-up, based on the basket handle Fairmont Futura. Here’s a fun fact about that Futura name- the Fairmont two-door was the last car upon which that name was applied. Ford wanted to reconstitute it for their 2005 midsize, but Pep Boys was using the name for one of their lines of store brand tires and was unwilling to grant Ford the rights. The Blue Oval boys eventually went with Fusion, and upon reflection, maybe that was the better choice.
One of the most hoity-toity of Foxes that we didn’t see was probably that platform’s greatest misstep, which was the ’80-’82 T-bird, a misshapen shrinky-dink of its former glory. I’m actually glad that those seem to have gone the way of Elvis, as they were just so impossibly sad. Far less sad, and far more opulent was the Fox model that I’ve picked as this week’s winner, winner, chicken dinner, and that’s the bustle backed Lincoln Continental, a car introduced in response to Cadillac’s freakishly hump-backed Seville.
Discounting the styling, Continental was perhaps the ultimate luxury realization of the Fox, featuring special suspension and steering components to enhance the ride and handling. Its interior was also arguably the most opulent. This one, found by diesel Benz-driving Tomsk, amps that luxury up a notch by being the rare Givenchy edition, which adds specific upholstery and badging to the already luxurious accoutrements.  It also looks to be in pretty good shape and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Well done Tomsk!
1987 Lincoln Continental Givenchy Edition

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