Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Have you ever gotten lost in an Ikea? I know I have, on multiple occasions! I never feel too distressed about it because thankfully that store offers plenty of places to rest – or even sleep – and, strangely for a furniture store, they also offer hearty sustenance. That’s both weird and wonderful, and that’s the best description for the collection of oddball Swedish cars you found last week. We’ll see the oddballiest in a sec, but first you need this week’s quest.
Are you a DIY kind of guy or gal? I think that when it comes to gear selection most of us prefer to go the row-yer-own route, and that’s what I’m thinking we need to find this week. The only thing is, not every vehicle really should come with a manual transmission – Cadillac hearses being one example – and so what I want are cars with stickshifts that you don’t think should be coming with stick shifts. I know, it seems counter-intuitive, but it’ll be great.
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I’ve never actually been to Sweden, but I am familiar with the Swedish Bikini Team – very familiar – and if the rest of the country’s inhabitants look anything like those scantily-clad competitors, I probably should go and check the place out.
I’d most like to do so driving something interesting, and Swedish, to blend in, and so I was particularly interested in last week’s panoply of Swedish meatballs. One that particularly caught my eye was this Volvo Bertone, found by P161911. Well priced, seemingly in decent shape, and a 5-speed to boot, I’d be traveling in style in that ride.
The goal of last week’s quest wasn’t to find me a ride however, it was to find the weirdest Swede for sale, and I think what really shook the nut tree the hardest was this Volvo PV444 Dragster, found by Sjalabais and rocking a 434-CI “Cheva” small block. Yeah, it’s not streetable, but it’s also the wildest and most un-Swedish Swedish car imaginable owing to its present advocation. Also, for 425,000 Kroner I might just want to buy that witch’s gingerbread house on the right side of the ad.
Congrats to Sjalabais, and thank you all for your most excellent contributions.
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