Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
The rotary engine may not have ever caught on the way Felix Wankel had hoped, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its fans keeping the flame alive and the wankels a-wankelin.’ We’ll see which rotary most got our heads spinning in a sec, but first this week’s challenge.
Hey, how do you roll? If you said old school then we have much to discuss. This week we want to find the best pre-war (that’s WWII to you young-uns) cars and trucks the classifieds have to offer. Now, he only rule here is that we want to stay out of the classic car sites—OldCars.com and the like. They’re great and all, but what’s the challenge in that?
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You know when you go looking for Wankel-power two names are inevitably going to show up: Mazda and NSU. They both made an appearance last week, Mazda in spades, and NSU in the form of a 1969 Ro 80 “Restaurationsobjekt” found by Engineerd.
Notable Mazdas included a nice looking brown Cosmo located by LEROOOY, a proper REPU unearthed by GTXcellent and our winner, a three-rotor Eunos Cosmo that Joram offered up, and which I think I’d rock every which way ’til Sunday.
Thanks to all for participating, and congrats to Joram for the big win. Okay, now let’s get pre-historic!