Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
In Great Britain – and maybe elsewhere – they have a phrase “Get Yer Kit Off” which means to get nekkid. How ironic it is then that the UK has long been one of the leading purveyors of cars that you have to put together. Last week we went looking for kit cars – of any nationality – that were completed and not requiring that new owners “get their kit on” so to speak. We’ll see the most attractive of those in a sec, but first this week’s task.
We’re just two weeks from the start of fall which means it’s going to be blazing hot for another month or so. It’s also the time when we start dreaming about driving with the top down and enjoying some cooler climes like these guys in the classic VW commercial. That of course will require a drop top, and since we want to be sociable, this week let’s have a look for the best-valued four- or five-seat convertibles we can find for sale.
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I have to be honest with you, I was expecting a flood of ’32 Ford and Cobras after last week’s request. Instead, you brought a slew of amazing – and eclectic – cars spanning both category and credulity.
I’d like to acknowledge Manic_King for all the amazing Euro-finds, including a Carlton Carrera that looks to be an awesome hole into which to throw money, and KAC, who found the most comical faux Porsche 930 imaginable (hint, it’s really a VW Type 3).
Taking the crown however, is Lokki who found this Bugatti T35B that was once sought after by our own Alff. This car wins the week for its unflagging dedication to deception. There’s no way this is a real Bugatti, not with VW’s iconic torsion bar front suspension loud and proud and bare in the air, but its builder went to great lengths to keep the illusion alive.
Congrats to Lokki, and thanks as always to you all for making this one of the week’s most interesting collaborations week after week!