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Robert Emslie June 14, 2017 Craigslist Crapshoot 31 Comments

Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.  

The end is nigh, and that’s why last week we went looking for Prepper Trucks. When it all goes down and the zombies start pushing up property values we’ll all know the best way to bug-out. We’ll see those in just a sec, but first this week’s quest.
This week is all about unobtainable dreams, or perhaps more accurately, unfulfillable expectations. That’s because what we want to find this week are the most expensive cars that Craigslist or its analogs have to offer in your particular neck of the woods. Classifieds like Auto Trader and even eBay often have pricy rides on them—and don’t get me started on places like the Robb Report—so we going to stick to that old standby, Craigslist.
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Got that? Okay good. Now let’s get prepped!

I have a real issue with most zombie scenarios since they generally break their own rules regarding just how you become a zombie and whether or not, after you do, if you brush between meals. 

Still, should the zombies rise, the economy completely collapse, or Adam Sandler take over all entertainment programming, we’ll be set. We’ll also be mobile.

Let’s start with the AM General Box truck described in its ad as a “Self-propelled Tiny House” and brought to us by I_Borgward. That’s pretty sweet but its price proves that there are people willing to profit on society’s collapse. Jokes on them however, as money won’t help them from becoming dinner for some post apocalyptic cannibal family. Not only that, but we’ll all be far away, maybe in the amazing Unimog bulldozer bucket-loader, crew cab 406 brought to us by Manic_King. Nothing will likely remove the chicanes of dead from daily drive.

If you’d prefer just to drive over the past imperfect and like to enjoy a little vintage style while doing so, then the 1942 Volvo TVC might just be your cup of tea. Just remember to boil the water first. That Volvo came to us by way of Jofes2.

Our winner however took the whole idea of comportment to a whole other level. If you’re going to survive the apocalypse then your best bet is to go Army, and I_Borgward did just that, giving us an amphibious tracked PTS-10 with armament! Man, if they had one of these, the walking dead would have been renamed the floating living… in style.

Congrats to I_Borgward and thank you all for your excellent end of the world selections. Now, let’s see what none of us could afford.