Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Last week we went looking for the largest displacement car and truck engines money can buy. We’ll see what’s a big deal in a sec, but first this week’s quest.
I’m getting fed up with Ferraris, and Lamborghinis to me are just so lame. Maseratis don’t amuse me and Porsches are just too prevalent for my taste too. What’s a fella to do?
This week let’s look for super and near-super cars, but only from weirdo brands from the past 30 years. Can we find us some Molslers? How about a Saleen S7? Can you say MG XPower SV? I knew you could. Let’s find all the off-brand super cars for sale we can.
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Bigger is better. Would you like that super-sized? Who’s the Big Cheese? You know, unless you make a living as a waif, or are flying coach it seems that size really does matter. Of course when it comes to car engines many have long lived by the mantra that there’s no substitute for cubic inches.
That’s what we sought last week, and what was found by you was capacity to spare. Let’s start with JayP who brought back a 1949 Ford Anglia dragster with a supercharged 565-cubic inch V8. That of course has limited application, mostly centered on getting a quarter mile away in the fastest time possible. For road-going, you could do a lot worse (or smaller) than the 572-CID 1972 Chevy Chevelle located by OA5599. Geez, the venturis on the carb on that thing look like something Lewis Carroll would through white rabbits down.
Of course, if you’re going to go big you’re going to have to pull out the big dog and as noted by Kiefmo, who offered it up, you just don’t get much bigger—at least not factory—than the 8.4-litres of current (soon to be dead) Dodge Viper V10. That’s 512 cubic inches, which is the most offered by a modern auto maker, and likely the most for the near future too.
Congrats to Keifmo and thank you all for your excellent contributions. Now, let’s get super obscure.