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 was all about the Cougars, albeit just the cars. There were plenty of cats to be had and we’ll get to the most purrr-fect of them in just a sec. First however, this week’s task at hand.
The Germans are famous for not really having a sense of humor, and their cars typically support this stereotype. That’s not always the case and this week we want to find instances were the Germans have cut loose. Let’s see if we can find some whimsy in the Vaterland. Price is no object.
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Hey, what would you drive down memory lane? Well last week it was Cougars. You all came through with just about every Cougar model there ever was, with the only the Cobra-based Cougar show cars left in the cold. Of course if we came across one of those for sale we’d probably all suffer from a collective swoon.
The Cougars we could buy? Well, the 1970 Coupe found by GTXcellent might have been a little pricy, but it did include a sweet houndstooth vinyl roof. Man, those need to make a comeback. You might however, prefer the original before the first re-skin. If so then this white one, or this blue one might just tickle your ivories. Both were offered up by Sean McMillan, and both are located in Myrtle Beach.
The worst of the worst was found by The Real Number_Six, while the last and edgiest of the Cougars was offered by both gerberbaby and Muthalovin. Douche_McGee found one of the last of the convertible Cougars—which amazingly were only offered between 1969 and 1973. Nineteen seventy three was also the last of the Mustang-based Cougars. Forever. That silver car might have been cheaper, but the one found by ptschett turns out to be our winner as is certainly cleaner, and presents better with its sweet metallic green paint and matching convertible top.
Congrats to ptschett, and thank you all once again for your amazing classified catches. Now, let’s go find some German comedic gold.