Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
A car’s engine is unquestionably its heart, and long before the medical profession was able to transplant human hearts between donor and recipient auto enthusiasts had pretty much perfected the deed. That’s one for us folks! Last week we went looking for engines ready to rock and – of course roll. We’ll see beating-est heart in a sec, but first this week’s challenge asks you to say fore!
The Tesla Model S is nothing more than the world’s fanciest golf cart. Well, not really, as I think the greenskeeper would get pretty ticked off if you were to try and do 18 holes in one. Regardless of the differences, there’s little doubt that electric vehicles of some kind are most likely the future of personal transportation. Considering that few of us can currently afford a Tesla, or any of the other full electrics offered by car makers at the moment, but still want to get a feel for what it’s like, this week we want you to find us some golf carts. The codicil is that weirder is better. And keep them under $5,000, m’kay?
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You all came up with some excellent finds last week. Notable among those was a group of Lancia Delta Integrale 16V engines – what is that, a flock? A pod? – found by jim. The winner however – in both the coolest mill and just greatest number – was Kiefmo, who came up with a bunch of amazing engines, currently disenfranchised from their hosts. The most interesting of those was this 1963 Ford 390 Tripower.
That’s a cool torquey V8 that could do service in a lot of different applications, one of which could be just sitting on the engine stand looking cool. Congrats to Kiefmo, and thanks to you all for such a bunch of amazing finds.