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 looked at the coolest ways to add you name to the landed gentry, which of course is to buy and run your own gas station/repair business. We’ll see the lay of the land in a sec, but first let’s take care of this week’s business!

It’s generally considered – when it comes to automobiles at least – that the ’70s sucked. Well, we operate outside of the general public and hence we know that not everything from the days of disco was all that bad. This week, let’s go back and see if we can find some of the less-sucky cars from the ’70s, and just to make things interesting, let’s see if we can find some ’70s two-seaters. That’s right, everything from Corvettes, to Chevette Scooters, as long as they were born when Nixon was in the White House, or Ford, or Carter, we want ’em.

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.

Got that? Good, now let’s get real, as in estate.

Wow, who knew that it would be so hard to find ads for garages and gas stations? Considering that the economy still doesn’t favor the little guy, you’d think you couldn’t swing a dead cat but hit a shop with a For Sale sign in the window. That’s apparently not the case, perhaps because most of them have long ago been converted into Starbucks or Medicinal Pot stores. You did find some cool properties, so good on ya’ for giving it the college try. One service station up for grabs was so quaint and offered so much – Post Office! – that it might make retiring to Canada a serious consideration. Before we get to that, I’d also like to call out the motorway station that’s just outside of Lillehammer, the ad for which was found by Sjalabais. Its lacks fuel and repair facilities, but the motel/diner/conference center does have roof made out of grass, which is amazing. Amazing, but not quite as attractive as JC’s Little Valley Store in Flaxcombe, SK, the ad for which was found by Devin on kijiji. This place, on Canada’s Hwy 7, has a general store, gas pumps, and 8 RV hookups with water and sewer, all for $200K Canadian. Geez, that’s so cheap we could all go in on it together and change the name to Hooniverse’s Little Valley Store. Way to go, Devin! Craigslist_Crapshoot_08_07_14

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