Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist
Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. 
There’s no fool like an April Fool and to celebrate that foolish day last week we asked you to find the most foolish car or truck that you could. We’ll get to fooling around in a sec, but first, this week’s quest.
The old adage goes Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday. Well, today’s Wednesday but I still want to see some winners, as in race cars that you think might be a good deal. Let’s scour the classifieds for the best deals in race cars, and let’s see if we can’t come up with a bargain starting grid.
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Got that? Good, now let’s see last week’s biggest fool.


I’m feeling a little uncomfortable with the fact that a couple of the contenders found last week – like the camo Opel GT found by Jeepster, and the gangster-themed S-10 found by PotbellyJoe★★★★★ – are cars that I would totally rock. I’m far less comfortable with the rest, and I’m actually a bit horrified by our winner, a wildly modified mid-engine Ford Truck found by mdharrell. That thing is so crazy – and so professionally done – that it begs the question, was the builder not drunk when conceiving it?
Congrats to mdharrell, and thank you all for your contributions. Now let’s get our race on!
'50 Ford Custom Rod

36 Comments

    1. “It comes with enough spares to choke a whale.” – Fantastic line!
      But…that’s more than ten times the allowed price to start with, isn’t it? You might substract cage and parts sales, but is it realistic to enter this to more crapcan races at this price?

      1. By the letter of the rule, not really. But if you buy a car that’s always been allowed to race without penalty laps, you’ll probably not get sweated too badly as long as you haven’t obviously made it faster.

  1. OK, last one. Renowned Alfisti (plural) Mike and Darren Besic built this Alfa GTV6 back in 2009. I first saw/heard it at Gingerman in 2010 and it was (and remains) the best exhaust note I’ve ever heard in LeMons. The Besics won the next Gingerman race with it and then sold it; the new owners have run it (mostly) in ChumpCar since and are now selling it for $3500, which is a hell of a deal.
    http://forum.chumpcar.com/index.php?/topic/12564-fs-1986-alfa-gtv6-won-lemons-race-at-gingerman/

  2. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/G~8AAOSwk5FUxAzl/$_57.JPG
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mazda-Mazda2-BSpec-Racecar-SCCA-/181709420209?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2a4eb9b6b1&item=181709420209
    Mazda Mazda2
    Mazda Mazda2 BSpec Racecar SCCA
    Ready to Race

    Central Division SCCA Champ Car in B-Spec (2013), sponsored by Continental Mazda & Castrol, driven by Joel Weinberger
    Pole position winning car at 2013 SCCA Runoffs (DNF)
    Finished P3 at 2012 SCCA Runoffs (driven by Shawn Young)
    Raced 2012 Grand-Am race at Mid-Ohio
    Race built by Fall-Line Motorsports for 2012 season
    This was the pole sitting B-Spec car for the 2013 SCCA Runoffs at Road America. Car crashed into outer wall in first corner when steering wheel came off (not secured properly). Car has been completely repaired to a high standard and track tested at Autobahn Country Club

    Buy it now: US $13,500.00

    1. That’s Autobahn Country Club, which is explained by Fall Line building it.
      Damn, I need to visit their shop.

    1. NASCAR road-course chassis can be had for virtually nothing. The horsepower-per-dollar rate is really unbeatable. Throw in a small-block crate engine and it’s still going to be plenty fun.

    2. From what I’ve seen, looks like they left a zero off the price. That seems REALLY cheap for a Cup car roller. Probably needs tires, shocks, bushings, cracked welds repaired, etc at that price.

      1. Good point, especially if it can be proven (which I’m quite certain it can) if it was in fact driven by Mark Martin, a.k.a. the Best Driver Never to Win a Cup Title or Daytona 500.

      1. Buying an old ambulance is on my bucket list. They are always cheap for obvious reasons, and the odd district emergency’s cars are pretty low mileage, too. This one is not, but they receive good care in any case.

    1. It’s definitely streamlined and light weight. But does it come with Flintstone propulsion, or does it need an external power unit to get started? 😉

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