Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On Craigslist
Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. 
When did you learn your multiplication tables? Did you think back then, in between sips of your juice box and efforts to order your animal crackers by genus, that you would ever need to use that skill you were developing? Well, it turns out that multiplication is important. In fact it’s super important when you need to determine just how much added power a turbo can provide an engine. Add to that multiplicative factor the need to do so multiple times and you have what we were looking for last week: cars equipped with multiple turbos. We’ll see which one most adds up in just a sec. First however, this week’s quest.
Turbos are good, but sometimes there’s just no substitute for cubic inches. That’s why this week we’re on the hunt for the largest displacement engines money can buy. The only stipulation is that we’re only looking for consumer cars and trucks, not commercial vehicles.
As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Since we’ve changed commenting systems, you may need to update your commenter account. Make sure you have a Disqus account – they’re free and easy to get – and then comment away.

Got that? Good, Now, let’s get blown away.


So, I was pretty surprised that the call for multiple turbos resulted in responses that didn’t include even a single Audi. That’s got to be some sort of record. What we did get were a lot of surprising multiple turbo-havers. Those included a cool Mitsushi Legnum VR4 found by oldcarjunkie and a year-old Ford Expedition rocking an Ecoboost twin-snail V6 found by ptschett. That latter was noteworthy for being offered up by a place called “repairablevehicles.com” Who knew such a thing existed?
We all do now, and also we know that the Volvo S80 T6 offered  two turbos, but as pointed out by Alff, you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. Our winner last week took the crown for sheer audacity.  Found by Wayne Moyer, this 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has been imbued with a pair of honkin’ big turbos and turned into a drag strip contender. The ad claims mid 9-second runs at nearly 150 miles per hour.  That’s the kind of repositioning the Cadillac brand needs if you ask me.
Congrats to Wayne, and thank you all for playing. Now, let’s go big or go home.
2014 Cts-V twin turbo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

  1. Kiefmo Avatar
    Kiefmo

    It’s hard to top the 8.4L the 2013+ Viper packs.
    This one is practically new, with just 251 miles.
    http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_eoioRNlfeEr_1200x900.jpg
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5686710910.html

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      Does no one drive their Viper? I found this ’94 Viper last week when I searched for twin-turbo (although it’s not equipped with any turbos, as far as I can tell). It claims:
      “This gorgeous RT10 is hardly broken into… It got only 8.050 miles!”
      Though it also lists the mileage as 8,850, and I don’t think the odo reads in hundredths. Still, 400 miles a year?
      http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/5689939332.html

      1. CruisinTime Avatar
        CruisinTime

        Better to have one and not need it,than to need a Viper and not have one?

        1. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar
          Andrew_theS2kBore

          Better to have one and regularly need tires, than to have one and not know the whole staff at the local Discount Tire.
          This makes me sad, especially since the current model is actually quite well appointed and hardly smells like a canoe factory at all.

          1. CruisinTime Avatar
            CruisinTime

            I read that a set of tires for a new Bugatti is $44,000.
            It said they last 15 minutes at top speed.

          2. Kiefmo Avatar
            Kiefmo

            Is that why the first one didn’t initially come with a roof and side windows –because encapsulating oneself within an airtight interior was guaranteed asphyxiation?

  2. GTXcellent Avatar
    GTXcellent

    Although the guy obviously meant cubic inches and not cubic centimeters, here’s a 440 stroked out to a 502 with a ’69 Coronet R/T body wrapped around it. He wants all the moneys for it too.
    https://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_jFL8mdStl1K_600x450.jpg
    https://stcloud.craigslist.org/cto/5668879035.html

    1. 0A5599 Avatar
      0A5599

      Excellent. What time are you picking it up?

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Only if I thought I could get plates for it.

    2. GTXcellent Avatar
      GTXcellent

      That appears to be a late ’90’s Polaris XCR 600 – just shy of 120 hp right out of the box. Now that’s also with factory tune pipes and this backyard, fabbed up exhaust system is probably going to rob some of that power – still, that Craftsman is now a certifiable death machine

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        I imagine it’s perfectly safe. After all, it has wheelie bars.

        1. Alcology Avatar
          Alcology

          And a tapeworm.

      2. gerberbaby Avatar

        I wonder how he’s cooling it?

        1. Vairship Avatar
          Vairship

          At 100mph it’ll have all the cooling it needs!

  3. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    24 carat gold plated parts on this 500 cid Cadillac Eldorado ‘lowrider’ in Germany.
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=229134558
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/KV4AAOSwkl5Xe4iW/$_20.JPG

    1. JayP Avatar
      JayP

      Apparently, an English only speaking American described a low rider to a German only speaking German while both were on acid.

    2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
      Wayne Moyer

      That might win for largest stock engine.

      1. Kiefmo Avatar
        Kiefmo

        Viper’s 8.4L is 512cid, just nudging out the old Caddy mill.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      “The only stipulation is that we’re only looking for consumer cars and trucks, not commercial vehicles.”

      1. Manic_King Avatar
        Manic_King

        I know I’ve bent the rules and this is a long shot anyways, but RVs can be privately owned…… Also, it has sold already, it seems.

  4. Inliner Avatar
    Inliner

    Here’s a completely rebuilt ’57 Ford gasser powered by a 429 stroked to apparently 501ci. Pretty nice to see that it doesn’t pack a Chevy block.
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/3dEAAOSwSgJXN9GL/$_27.JPG
    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/barrie/1957-ford-gasser/1165217729?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
    1956 Ford gasser – $56,000 CAD (~$42,800 USD)

  5. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    Thanks for choosing. I’m just so needy that this will get me through the day. (looks at the clock) Well through the night at least.
    Oh wait I guess I need to go to find this weeks entry now.

  6. mrh1965 Avatar
    mrh1965

    Certainly not the biggest but I learned to drive in Mom’s ’80 Fleetwood Brougham with the 425 cubic incher. Not super fast but not slow either. I had a lot of fun in that car. Ours was blue all over.
    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/5692384837.html

  7. Tomsk Avatar
    Tomsk

    A Ford 460 isn’t the biggest engine ever put in a passenger car, but this minty fresh ’73 Mercury Marquis Brougham Coupe is still mighty appealing (though if I was the buyer the first order of business would be to put on a more subdued set of wheels).
    http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_8JUAxcyv6gD_1200x900.jpg
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/5682791617.html

%d bloggers like this: