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’62 International “Truckcar” is the worst thing on Craigslist

Kamil Kaluski June 21, 2012 Terrible Ideas 81 Comments

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. 

There is more. 

Note the Oldsmobile Intrigue front clip

From the ad:

for sale 1962 international truckcar, has every optional that a car could have ,has frontwheel drive driveline disk brakes all around , has air bags that are in working order has oldsmobile dash with tilt cruise , power seats , air -did work but i low of freon due from setting -can drive it anywhere, every light works as well as new cab lights allready has grandam door handles installed and work great, has alloy wheels and this truck has a good title which is titled as a international, has a grand am rear with the original duel exhaust, car is fuel injected and there are no check engine lights on?everthing is in working order but the aircondition is low of freon call if interested to much to list lots of time put in this car , have to many other projects to ,do so call 606 456 xxxx -no emails please -price is firm -have probly twice as much invested .-this vehicle will be sold where is as is…thanks

Needs a bigger wing

Yours for the firm price of $3000.

Where’s the Tylenol?


  • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

    Is that plumber's putty? Maybe it doesn't leak then. It actually does not look bad straight on from the front.

    • thebloody323

      Could be body filler.

    • Only it doesn't look quite straight, straight on from the front.

    • OA5599

      I think it will be less objectionable once it's all the same color.

      Of course, cutting the middle out of a unibody and welding it to a 50-year-old truck cab could be wrought with dubious structural engineering. And I'm sure I know the reason why there are no interior shots.

    • flatfive

      "It actually does not look bad straight on from the front."

      True, if you squint hard enough. Like, hard enough to just close your eyes and imagine a better looking truck.

    • FЯeeMan

      It actually does not look bad straight on from the front.

      If you consider a '62 International rear-ending an Olds hard enough that the truck cab has completely displaced the rest of the car not bad looking…

    • I bet it's drywall mud. Cheaper than Bondo.

  • Charles_Barrett

    Like the "white-headed fly" that resulted from Dr. Delambre's experiments with his disintegrator-integrator, only to be trapped in a spider's web, I can hear this poor creature crying out

    "Helllp me…! Heelllp me…!"

    Please, someone, crush it and mercifully put it out of its misery…

    • TX_Stig

      May this be the first and last time that I am forced to agree with someone calling for the crushing of a car. It's like one of Dr. Moreau's horrible vivisections gone wrong. Perhaps the good doctor was drunk at the time of the surgery.

  • Irishzombieman

    /coffee out nose all over keyboard and monitor

    Just mentioned something similar on the White Whale post. This is worse.

  • thebloody323

    I am surprised you don't see a meth lab in the background of the picture because clearly meth was involved in the concept and design of that that, that thing.

    • bprosperi

      My guess is that the lab is either in that tin shed or there is a still out there in those there woods.

      • FrankTheCat

        That truck IS the meth lab.

    • morgan

      hilarious. agreed

  • JayP2112

    This may be the worst thing I've seen on the internets and I've seen the trailer for HumanCentepede.

    • HTWHLS

      No more "Human Centipede" references. No!

  • acarr260

    Meth is a helluva drug.
    So many questions…

  • Target29

    You already said it but it needs to be repeated-

    Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.

    • jeepjeff

      Whiskey. Bondo. Fuck Up.

  • karmatose

    If you live in a trailer park full time, you pretty much have to have this rotting in your yard. Would be $3K well spent in that case.

  • In the name of all that is good in heaven…WHY????

  • failboat

    Another typical craigslist seller. Get that damn car out of the way I am trying to see the truck!

  • So the tree fell across the Grand Am. Smoked some meth. Saw the old International sitting behind the barn. Smoked some more meth. Got out the tin snips and bondo. Smoked some more meth. Created this abomination. Smoked some more meth. Put it on CL for $3000.

    3 year olds with Lego sets do better than this.

  • FrankTheCat

    That… thing, needs to be driven into the fires of Mordor. It's the only way.

  • salguod

    I, uh, wow.

    It's a shame that 3 vehicles had to die to make this … thing.

    • One of them was a Grand-Am. Good riddance.

      I have a suspicion that the bottom of the International was rusted away already.

      • HTWHLS

        STOP! How could you..and this truckcar nut defile the GREATEST CAR EVER!…the Pontiac GRAND AM!! (see "Greatest Craigslist Ad Ever" thread).

  • Devin

    So you've never been so drunk that you've seen a Grand Am, an old truck, and an Olds Alero sitting in the yard and you decided they had to be combined?

    You haven't lived man.

    • PowerTryp

      I've been that drunk, but then when I woke up the next day with my head pounding like John Henry building the railroad I realized that it's a bad idea.

      • Devin

        The trick is, clearly, that you have to avoid getting sober.

  • $kaycog

    What a waste of time and money. I may have nightmares tonight.

    • craigsu

      Perhaps we should all come over & keep you company tonight.

      • $kaycog

        But of course! You are so thoughtful! 😉

  • tempesjo

    Why no interior shots? What's he hiding? Ripped bolsters? Stained carpet?

    Scariest line in the ad: "have to many other projects to ,do"

    • Devin

      Beakers, suspiciously large amounts of sudafed, a bunson burner…

      • tempesjo

        Interesting. I would think that a high school science teacher with severe seasonal allergies would have a better handle on spelling and grammar than was displayed in that ad.

        • Devin

          I'm guessing he's entered into a business partnership with an old student, so his pregnant wife and DEA brother-in-law don't catch on.

          • tempesjo

            Unfortunately, the ad references "disk brakes all around." Otherwise, I might speculate as to the braking abilities of this truckcar.

    • Alcology

      He's got to combine a cat, a beaver and a skunk for the ultimate crime fighting sidekick. He's moved on to Mk.II for his ride and needs funding.

  • CherokeeOwner

    I gagged.

    Oh, crap, I looked at it again! I gagged harder.

  • MVEilenstein

    Ugh. Wretched car aside, this ad is the embodiment of every CL ad stereotype.

    Complete lack of grammar and orthography? Check.
    Needless repitition of features, only to be followed by a "to much to list" disclaimer? Check.
    Statement on how much time was spent on the car? Check.
    Reason for selling "to many other projects?" Check.
    Leaving the CL email link active while stating no emails should be sent? Check.
    Exclamation of how much money is "invested" in vehicle? Check.

  • Christ, what an asshole.

  • Haiku time!

    Just becuase you can
    Combine a few shitty cars
    Doesn't mean you should

    • Another:

      What the Fu** What the?
      What the Fu** What the Fu** What?
      What the Fu** What the?

  • "Elephant Mater."

    "And the question is, 'The star of the new Pixar short on the life of Joseph Merrick.'"

    <img src="http://routingbyrumor.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/carnac-the-magnificent.jpg?w=400&h=296&quot; />

    Also, the schnoz is from an Alero, which used the same platform as the Grand Prix.

    • Devin

      The Alero was on the Grand Am platform, so without the truck in the middle that front would look normal-ish when combined with that ass.

      • Right, I meant to type Grand Am.

  • Savant_Idiot

    So, Dr. Frankenstein's progeny advanced from human body parts to autos? I picture this guys "lab" to be a dungeon like shed full of broken tools and a cluttered with old milk crates containing greasy parts.

    He has "to many projects…". Probably a Cadillac/postal Jeep mashup in the shed right now…

  • name_too_long

    <opens mouth> …..

    I ……


    I got nothin'

  • Blinks…. turns off computer.

  • TimTim

    Some peoples' ideas are better expressed through Photoshop than Auto Shop.

  • FЯeeMan

    I believe that we now have the definitive photographic embodiment of "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should".

  • Deartháir

    Ooh, I like it! Someone spot me three grand?

    • Hey, it's a better investment than Nokia stock….

      • BobWellington

        As if you can predict the future…

  • Smells_Homeless

    I don't know what's wrong with you guys. It's a truckcar. That's practically an ElCamino!

    • Its a reverse El Camino.
      El Camino = car cab with truck body
      THIS = truck cab with car body

  • jeepjeff

    This does not count as a Gurney Bump.

  • RichardKopf

    The automotive equivalent of a turducken.

  • Meth is a hellava drug…

    • Now that I go up and read through everyone elses posts I am glad to see I am not the first to mention Meth….

      • It doesn't make your comment any less true.

  • BGW

    I don't know what you people are complaining about. It allready has grandam door handles installed, and I hear they work great.

  • Buickboy92

    I don't even know what to say…..

    • jeepjeff

      Make a meth joke, then?

  • Brad

    That's an Alero front end. And it has GOT to be Photoshopped anyway.

  • blueplate

    Actually debating whether this might be real or photoshop.

    "Invested" .. where in the world does this constitute an "investment"?


    If I was heavy with cash, I'd offer him 2500.00 for it, line it up with a good solid bridge abutment, throw a brick on the gas and launch it head-on.


    The soil of an International's heart is stonier, Kamil. Pontiac tried what they could, but couldn't tend it. 'Cause what you reap, Oldsmobile, is what you own. And what you own… always comes home to you.

    Sometimes Dead is better.

  • tacocat


  • SeattleJeremy

    I missed the "Round About Show" this week, I hope they covered this.

  • 68monk


  • Thirdyfive

    My usual response for this type of thing is to call the guy and ask if I can see it in person. When I get there I'll calmly get out of my truck and go around to the tailgate with a newspaper. I'll lower the tailgate and place the newspaper on the tailgate and roll it up tightly.

    Then I'll walk up to the guy and crack him upside the head with it, point at the thing he built and firmly say "NO!"

    Then I'll leave.

  • My Gawd

    Okay, so now that I've finished vomiting.

    What DMV would give that thing a license plate?

  • TechJeeper

    My guess is the car was stolen, or bought salvaged (my guess is stolen) since its "titled as an international". What a mess.

  • Larry

    That is worse than the AZTEC that Gm connived up

  • Dilberto

    Another result of Rednecks smoking some serious meth….

  • Tinnocker

    Wash it with gas , dry it with a match!!!!!!!!

  • I wonder what have they use to glue the car parts together. To be honest, I think it doesn’t look too bad from the side. It is a real fusion of a car and truck, able to give you the comfort of sitting in a car yet the power of a truck. To top it off, I think the fact that there is air bag in a 1962 car will make a lot of people curious. This will definitely attract a lot of attention.