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Robert Emslie April 19, 2017 Craigslist Crapshoot 48 Comments

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 went looking for old examples of yet another of the SUV/Crossover dominion’s victims, the Large 2-door Coupe, and we set an arbitrary limit of $5,000 for the spend. We’ll see if size really does matter in a minute. But first, this week’s quest

This past Sunday was Easter, the religious holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. That got me thinking, and so this week what we want to find is the worst examples of makes and models that have gone away and then been revived. This time, money’s no object. 
 As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Since we’ve changed commenting systems, you may need to update your commenter account. Make sure you have a Disqus account – they’re free and easy to get – and then comment away.

Got that? Good, now let’s get all coupe’d up!

Quite remarkably the votes on last week’s results followed almost in accordance to their recipients’ size. Let’s start off with crank_case giving us one of history’s weirdest coupes ever, and one that was big for Europe, a 2003 Renault Avantime, because it brings the funk. From there we go to the slew of offerings given to us by InLiner, which included a tasty Olds Trofeo (they just aren’t around anymore) and a big Benz 420 SEC, which surprisingly are.

I_Borgward found us a green Connie with questionable hubcaps (ad flagged for removal), while ptschett brought us an example of its later-built brother. Alff went the Jaaag route, while Batshitbox offered us up an F85 Cutlass that, well who wouldn’t want one of those amazing cars?

Harry Callahan‘s contribution was a 1977 Lincoln Continental Coupe (see, they’re getting bigger), which probably requires some sort of extra fee to park owing to its 233-inch length. Our winner, with the most votes is only 2-inches shorter, a 1978 Chrysler New Yorker Coupe, and that was uncovered by GTXcellent, who takes home the kudos.

Congrats to GTXcellent, and thank you all for your coupe contributions. Now, let’s raise some undeserving dead.