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Craigslist Crapshoot

Robert Emslie January 30, 2013 All Things Hoon 151 Comments

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist

They say there’s an ass for every seat, and that heartening vulgarity is the likely reason that there exists in the world so much crap on the likes of Craigslist and other online classified providers. And THAT’S the reason we have Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly commenter compendium of crap that rivals a George Romero movie for its panoply of horrors.

last week I ask for a specific kind of crap – that being the worst road-worthy convertibles you could find for sale across the world’s classifieds, and boy did you deliver. We’ll get to the winner of that contest after the jump, but before we do we have some housekeeping to do. First off, no snipe hunt this week – we want all the crap that you can find. Just remember that the cars or trucks – or three-wheeled paper maché toads – need to be runners and licensable for the road.

The other thing is that it seems a good number of your responses are getting caught in our commenting system’s spam filter, and hence not getting the exposure they so richly deserve. There are a couple of ways to make sure your voice is heard – 

  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 tips@hooniverse.com and we can put you on the whitelist
  2. If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a wordpress.com 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. And speaking of open, follow me through the jump to see last week’s open-top Craigslist Crapshoot winner.
This week the award for Craigslist Crapshoot goes to Hoon Extraordinaire, FuzzyPlushroom for his contribution of this disturbingly macho-ized Geo Metro. Way to go FP! This one pushes all the right buttons – it’s a driver, its top goes up and down, and while these cars were generally terrible to begin with, this one gains extra points for its ill-considered modifications and need of “inner rocker” work. 


Convertible geo metro - $1250 (Acworth)


Source: [NH Craigslist]
We don’t normally do second place, this typically being like horseshoes and hand grenades, but this week we’re making an exception. That’s because this ’71 Impala found by fodder650, also warrants mention. That’s by virtue of its price, painter tape and drop cloth weather protection, and ad’s use of the term ‘breaks’. Well done to you as too, fodder650.


1971 impala convertible - $5500 (Pottstown, pa)