Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Porsche originally intended for their 928 to replace the 911. That didn’t happen, and instead the two models lived side by side on dealer’s floors for a time. The 911 is still there while the 928 is only available through the classifieds. That’s just where we went to look for them last week, diving into the world of used V8 Porsche coupes and seeking the best deals we could find. We’ll see all that in a minute, but first, this week’s hunt!
Well, as you all saw, old Porsches can be money pits, either in the initial purchase or in the cost to bring them back from the dead. A car that has gained the opposite reputation—that of cheap wheels that will keep going no matter what—is the Toyota Corolla. Sure, there are a ton of deathly dull Corollas out there, cars that you might want to have breakdown every now and again just to spice things up. There have also been a number of way-cool Corollas, especially in the eighties. Let’s see if we can find any of those cool Corollas for sale. Once again, money is no object.
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Presumptions were fulfilled last week as the 928s found for sale ran the gamut from fright pigs you wouldn’t let a hobo camp in to pristine examples of ’80s excess that came with reciprocally high price tags.
OA5599 found us an example of the former, a $200 “car” that might serve for yard art or the basis for a crazy inventor’s flying car but little more. Likewise, I_Borgward came up with a green machine that looked like it had been saved from doom at the very last minute in a chop shop raid.
You might say to yourself, oh how the mighty have fallen, but then how would you explain cars like the $20K ’88 located by the nonplussed GTXcellent, or the blue car found by nanoop once tested by a Swedish car magazine?
With the exception of the Lotus Esprit, I don’t think there’s another limited production semi-exotic with such a broad spectrum of available conditions and potential heartbreak.
We’ll end here with the 1990 928 found by JayP as it both straddles the line, price-wise, and exemplifies what the 928 became in its later years with its Miami Vice white over burgundy presentation. Thanks to all for your participation.
Okay, let’s get Corolling!