Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist

It’s Wednesday and that must mean it’s time for Craigslist Crapshoot. Last week I asked you to find Faux-Caminos and Rank-cheros, cars that had been converted to pickups that never ever should have been. Many were found, most were crap, but one stood tall above the others as the king of the freak show fodder we crave every week. More on that after the jump, but first, this week’s assignment.

This week I want K-Cars. Chrysler wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Fiat Lee Iacocca the K Car. Not only were they the savior of the brand back in the ’80s, but they served as the platform for a plethora of cars and vans that had the imperishability of a tissue box. Those are the Ks I want you to find. The worse the better, as long as they’re running.

And as usual, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of  the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.

  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 and we can put you on the whitelist
  2. If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a 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 Sawzall Special Craigslist Crapshoot winner.
While technically not a pickup conversion, the Caddy of indeterminate age found by smalleyxb122 proved to be such a jaw dropping amalgamation of backyard ingenuity and questionable artistry that it demanded acknowledgment. Take in its glory below.
A well done and  hearty pat on the back to smalleyxb122. Now, go get me some special Ks.
?!1965 caddy rat rod projectCC


      Hmmm, I have this 250hp supercharged motor laying around, and I know how to weld box steel tubing together reasonably well. Sure, why not?

      1. I kinda want to hook it up to some radio control servos and put on the smokiest smoke show the local church parking lot has ever seen.

  1. I found a good one but the spam filter got it because work filter doesn't let me get into ID. Help meh!

      1. The link is the problem. I posted it as plain text in quotes and the filter still got it, I generally have no problem posting pics. Can an admin just greenlight it? I assume the post I made is just in spam filter limbo.

    1. Should be appearing shortly.
      Do a CTRL + F5
      (it's very hard to type that out and not just actually hit CTRL + F5)

  2. Here's a mystery car!
    "dam good car"
    "dont want to sell it it's loaded would like a 1/2 ton you can see pics if you taxs me"
    Listed under "Plymouth – Other" so maybe it's a K-car? Anyone want to taxs him?

  3. 1971 Opel GT Coupe – Kijiji
    Ad reads…
    One of a kind in Canada.
    This is German collector car, recently imported into Canada from California.
    Perhaps the rarest of its kind, this vehicle is true survivor with merely 36,000 original miles on the drivetrain.
    What sets this enviable roadster apart, is that it also boasts a fully automatic factory transmission, of which but a handful of models in the world were manufactured, and fewer still remain.
    This beauty is currently a pampered daily driver, and has been maintained with the utmost attention to detail. A true show-stopper!
    Will consider trades for newer low mileage vehicles, dealers are welcome.
    (All images presented were taken today)
    Respond to this ad by email only.
    Also please note that although there is no set price, low-ball offers will simply not receive a response. Serious inquiries only.
    Trades which may be considered might include: Mini Cooper, Mazda RX 8, Crossfire, Lexus, Ferrari, Lotus, Porche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Audi, BMW, etc.. Such offers of trade would have to be of relative value for condition, year of production, and milage.
    Interesting sidenote: This car was featured in the 2013 Superbowl commercial for 'Wolves Old Spice Irresistible' (Wolfthorn) Linked below..
    Well I think…
    “There was something about him, something that said he was full of it,”
    “He was different somehow. I was afraid of the spoiler, then sickened by the fur, then intrigued by the hat, then”
    — “out of the car running and screeming.”
    “I never had a chance to tell him the car in the commercial appears to be a 5-speed "dog leg" manual.”

    1. So, what this seller is saying is that the car was featured in an advertisement just a couple of months ago, then immediately afterwards, both sides were painted black, the transmission was swapped, and a Pep Boys spoiler and rubber antenna were installed on it.
      Definitely trading my Ferrari for this one…

      OTOH, I classify it as a 2013 HCOTY nominee.
      (The one in Canada)

    1. Who takes a K car to a demolition derby?! I saw a Mustang in a derby once and it was terrifyingly weak when pitted against the reinforced land yachts that roam in packs at such an event.

      1. Most derbies these days have a special class for FWD cars. I've seen a lot of GM J-bodies dominate in those, but probably because there are just so many of them participating. K-cars are heavily represented, as well. The Japanese compacts are usually running at the end, but lack of "beef" usually has them so crunched up that they can't adequately propel themselves.
        The only Mustang that would be worth having in a derby would be a '71-'73. All that heft on a full frame just might stand a chance against an army of huge Polaras, Impalas, and LTDs.

  4. I found Jim's Phaeton replacement.
    <img src="$T2eC16J,!)8E9s4l6BMcBRQQh2HZcQ~~60_3.JPG" width=500>
    My grandfather bought this car new in 1984 in the hopes of adding a limousine service to his offerings. The stretched sedan was a demo which was used by Lee Lacocca who headed Chrysler at the time. We have all the original paperwork and the car passes a ca smog check every two years. This car is in great shape. It does need headliner work. It also has some very minor scratches and dents It is probably one of the few in this type of condition still in existence.

    1. Awsomeness!
      I've always wanted one of these, for the WTF double-takes at the opera or symphony… 🙂

    1. there was a restored on on Hemmings last week for similar money. white with red stripes over the rockers.

  5. 2004 Cadillac XLR
    $31,000!!! That may sound steep at first, but when you realize that for that price you get custom wheels, big subwoofers and carbon fiber wrap…well, then the price becomes downright astronomical.
    <img src=""&gt;….
    EDIT: I just looked up the Edmunds TMV for this car. Even if I use a Desert Hot Springs zip code, "Outstanding" condition and Black paint, that still only maxes the value out at $18,303. So, basically, you're paying over 12 grand for those tasteful add-ons.

      1. Yes, I know it's not a K-car, but I ran across it and it was too choice not to share.

          1. I wish i could give you more than one upvote for such a well placed and quality Zappa video.

      1. Not to mention the REALLY important selling features:
        "-special electric circuit " (Cell phone charger? Extension cord in back seat? Jumper cables?)
        "-anti overheating manual circuit" (What this is I don't even…)
        "-sport light" (Like a Lotus?)
        "-Power break" (Does awesome burnouts)
        "-emission test" (good to know it comes with the test. How much to take and pass the test?)

    1. That does not quite conform to my knowledge of the term "murdered out." Most notably, there is a paint color other than black on it.

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