Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
They say that there are no poor people in America, only disenfranchised millionaires just a lotto ticket away from reaching their due. I don’t know about that, but I do know that you all found some pretty sweet rides for those of means, and for those with dreams. We’ll see if the price is right in just a sec, but first this week’s timely challenge.
It’s now 2016, which means that 2006 is fully a decade in the past. Does that seem like a long time? Here’s a touchstone: the Jeep Patriot was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 2006, and it’s still being produced today. Let’s take a look at 2006 and see what’s out there from that year than might give us all the biggest bang for the buck.
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Wow, there certainly are a LOT of people posting ads on Craigslist who consider proofreading to be an option accompaniment. That’s the only explanation for the ten million-dollar Pontiac Firebird found by Mr. Ollivander, the just slightly cheaper ’93 Caddy located by ptschett, or the 2011 Nitro Heat dug up by NSX-lovin, Muthalovin.
Other ads were accurate, but perhaps not so likely to find a buyer – rich or poor. Both mdharrell and Hatchtopia came across a restored but crazy pricy ’57 Pontiac Bonneville that, while nice and fuel injected, seemed pretty aspirational in its asking.
Of course if you want to make even the rich think something is expensive then you’ll need to break a million dollars (for real) and that’s just what Krautwursten did finding a rare and lovely Maserati 3500 Vignale Spyder for just a smidgen over that lofty amount.
Thanks to all of you Richy Riches out there for your contributions. Now, let’s turn back the calendar!