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. 
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.
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 displaced.

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.

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  1. mdharrell Avatar

    How firm is this week’s 30-year restriction? Does it apply to Canada? Someone in British Columbia is selling a ’74 TVR 2500M.

    1. Alff Avatar

      I’d say it counts. 30 Canadian years is like 25 U.S. years.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Ah. I was worried that it was 15 Canadian years being like 25 U.S., but it makes sense that it’s the other way around for exports.

      2. joshuman Avatar

        As someone who was born in October of 1974 and lives two hours away from beautiful British Columbia, I support this theory.

      3. CraigSu Avatar

        Actually, at the current exchange rate ( it’s more like 23 US years.

  2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    The Crosley is a rare car to most people but I’ve had the luxury of seeing quite a few. There is a guy who lives near me who has fourteen of them. I was even at a car show this weekend where I saw another six of them that weren’t owned by him that included a Crosley 4×4 and a factory V8 model. The V8 may not sound unusual but you need to understand that these are about the size of a King Midget. Which won’t make sense unless you are a fan of microcars. Think of it as being the size of an original Mini but skinnier and taller.
    Calls only Please Up for sale Rare 1949 Crosley Coupe many new parts. This is list of new parts tires brakes complete lines hoses shoes the works. Runs good starts right up. Gas tank redone new fuel pump. The list goes on and on. Asking 8495.00 OBO Call Keith for more info.

  3. engineerd Avatar

    Lancia 037 Stradale for sale! So, maybe it doesn’t quite meet the 30 year rule, but LANCIA 037 STRADALE FOR SALE!!!!1!!!!1!!!!!!!111!!!!!

    1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

      1984 is less than…shit.
      Oh well, it still better count.

  4. joshuman Avatar

    A 2006 Panoz Esparente GTS Race Car doesn’t come cheap but looks good rotating in your lair.

  5. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar

    How about a TVR that ALMOST meets the 30 year rule and is up for only $10k? 160hp has never looked so promising.

    1. CraigSu Avatar

      That doesn’t look anything like a Viper.

      1. Andrew_theS2kBore Avatar

        I love the Viper more than almost any other car, but I think the C4 ZR1, being a DOHC Corvette, is more “off brand”.

  6. Batshitbox Avatar

    36 year old Hypertruck? Is that what you said? Well then Hurst / IH Shawnee Scout

    1. Mr. Ollivander Avatar
      Mr. Ollivander

      Four pictures for $137K? Is it me or is there a lot of pedal wear for the posted mileage?

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        The pedal wear makes sense if the odometer is read as X03752.9 where X represents a nonrecorded digit of arguably nonzero value. Or the odometer doesn’t work. Or someone liked sitting behind the wheel and playing with the pedals while making engine noises. Any of these, alone or in combination, would be reasonable.

  7. mdharrell Avatar

    It won Pikes Peak in 2015, which makes it pretty darned super. It’s also properly street-legal.

  8. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    How about a 2001 QVALE MANGUSTA with a Ford 5.0 motor. That should be well within the 30 years minimum.

    1. The Real Number_Six Avatar
      The Real Number_Six

      Hey, that looks sorta like a mystery car from a while back…

      1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
        Wayne Moyer

        I believe you’re right.

    2. Kiefmo Avatar

      That is definitely a 32v 4.6L mod motor and not a five-oh.
      But other than that, this little thing is awesome. So fugly!

  9. nanoop Avatar

    A car under 1 metric ton with 280hp from 1986, from a brand that is in any case off for “supercars”: Opel. It certainly fulfilled one criterion, a poster of it hang over many boys’ beds in the early 80ies!

    1. Please Stand By Avatar
      Please Stand By

      Thumbs up because superpimp-ish…

    1. JayP Avatar


      1. nanoop Avatar

        Ok, close enough.

      2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
        Wayne Moyer

        The nose looks like a Scirocco.

    2. The Real Number_Six Avatar
      The Real Number_Six

      VS Auto = Virage, shit auto?

  10. Alff Avatar

    Hear that giant sucking sound? It’s supercar production moving south of the border…

    For Sale: Black Mastretta MXT Goes Up For Sale In Mexico

  11. Spridget Avatar

    Maybe it’s not a Supercar, but I’m saying this Chevy 454 SS counts. Supertruck? It’s got the classic big motor, small body formula, after all, I most people don’t think of Chevrolet when they think supercar.

  12. salguod Avatar

    Here’s a +30 YO Super Coupe (am I doing this right?):
    Plus, in the same ad, the Plymouth / Richard Petty version too:

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      You have got to post this again under tonight’s Last Call. The flares on the Dodge Super Coupe may be all-original, but the flares on the Plymouth “Richard Petty” Super Coupe are all… um, ‘original’ is the kindest way to put it.

      1. salguod Avatar

        I think they’re the same flares. The Petty coupe is missing the LF, what is left appears to be some internal brackets.

      2. salguod Avatar

        Ok, looking at nicer ones on the Google, it appears that they are different. Here’s a nicer Petty coupe for reference :

  13. Lokki Avatar

    How about a 1234 lb, 200 hp street-legal 2005 Birkin S3?*
    *No it’s not a Lotus or a Caterham….it’s an off-brand.

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