Craigslist: This Yugo tank can be your next racer

yugo tank
Are you looking for a solid class C 24 Hours of Lemons racecar? Look no more!
Everyone knows that if you want to really dominate Lemons, you must win the Index of Effluancy. Everyone knows that it is pretty much to impossible to win IOE without being in class C – cars with no prayer of finishing. And what better cars to dominate class C are there than something horrible produced in Eastern Europe!?*
Bozi, formerly of Hooniverse, presently of The Truth About Cars, and whoever else takes his shit, found this amazing Yugo which has been converted into a paintball tank. This, my friends, is what Lemons racers call a win-win – a pre-themed Class C car!

yugo tank engine
From the ad:

Yugo (Heaperia)

For sale or trade yugo not sure what year it is it was made to look like a tank it was used for paintball it shots one Soccerball or five nerf darts at once it does not run it needs new spark plug wires I only have a bill of sale if you have any question text me at XXX-XXX-XXXX.

yugo dash

This is a solid CL ad!

  • Crappy pics of car that probably hasn’t run in some time – check!
  • A car that is a modified wonder – check!
  • Vague description – check!
  • Not running but owner knows it only need a single cheap part will make it run as new yet won’t replace it – check!
  • Price not listed – check!
  • No title – check!


*Little known fact: people now call some parts of what was once known as Eastern Europe, Central Europe or Southern Europe. The term “Eastern Europe” is reserved for the breakaway republics of the former Soviet Union, and western part of Russia itself. I guess no one wants to be associated with those guys.

Source: Inland Empire Craigslist via TTAC.

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  1. mdharrell Avatar

    I must admire the initiative and dedication of anyone who goes to the trouble of draping a vehicle in camouflage netting before taking photos for a Craigslist ad, or at the very least I must respect the splendid contempt for the utility of information shown by anyone who can’t even be bothered to remove such netting.

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      “Contempt for the utility of information” seems to be common currency on the List of Craig. Maybe there are CL points awarded for the most incomprehensible?

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    It’s a good start, but I think it could use a thick coat of Red Dawn to really bring out the underlying insanity. Drivers must shout, “Wolverines!!!” at least every lap, and a picture of Harry Dean Stanton’s character (dead, of course) must be on the vehicle at all times.

  3. smokyburnout Avatar

    so, like the Action Park tennis ball tanks but safer

  4. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    The Spare No Expense custom interior fitout seals it for me.

  5. mdharrell Avatar

    By the way, should anyone be giving this the consideration it deserves as a candidate for LeMons, be aware that John Pagel (a.k.a. Evil Genius, the head safety guy) is on record forbidding any pressurized vessels other than fire extinguishers. The pneumatic system for the cannon would at the very least need to be completely discharged before taking it onto the track and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d want to see that part of it unambiguously disabled or even removed during the race.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      But…how about if you replace the cannon’s pneumatic system with one powered by pressurized fire extinguishers?