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 I asked you to sing a new tune, or at least to find us ads for tuner cars that were for sale. The tunier that better. We’ll tune those up in just a minute, but first this week’s quest!

Do you know where the word ‘truck’ originated? It’s apparently derived from the Latin troches meaning iron hoop, which itself came from the Greek trokhos or wheel. That evolved into truck or small wheel, usually used in reference to the carriage upon which a ship’s guns sat. It’s also been used as a reference to an exchange of barter, again from the Latin, but this time trocare. We’re not interested so much in bartering, but we are interested in trucks for sale, and this week I want you to find us that rarest of trucks – the Sport Truck! That’s right, Ford Lightnings, Dodge Rumble Bees, and their ilk.

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. Make the jump, and let’s see who was most in tune.
You know what they say, you can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish. Well, you can also tune a car, and you found a truckload of them. Remarkably there were few of the most common European tuners represented, with U.S. horsepower makers getting the nod. One of the best known of those of course is the late, great, Carroll Shelby, and our winning tuned car comes from the house of Shel’ – this 1987 Shelby Lancer found by OA5599.
Were these the fastest, most refined, and highest quality cars ever built? Oh hellz no, they were rough and squeaky and K-car based, but they also went like stink and were perhaps the best sports sedan Chrysler’s ever produced, thanks to Shelby. Thanks as well to OA5599 for finding this rare beauty.
Image source: Rochester Craigslist 

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