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 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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Got that? Good, Now, let’s get some cat scratch fever.


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.
1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible

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  1. Kiefmo Avatar
    Kiefmo

    You can’t help but have a laugh in a classic convertible Beetle:
    http://images.craigslist.org/00L0L_hqpI2df5HCY_1200x900.jpg
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5726144381.html

  2. The Real Number_Six Avatar
    The Real Number_Six

    $113,000CAD for a dog scraping its arse across your carpet. Oh yes, the Germans are certainly having a laugh at your expense.
    http://images.memes.com/meme/154395
    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/ctd/5697413850.html

  3. GTXcellent Avatar
    GTXcellent

    needs everything juuuuuuust a wee bit of work, but I guarantee you’ll be the hit of every car show
    http://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_hzLbu5o6VW9_600x450.jpg
    https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/5708168228.html

    1. CruisinTime Avatar
      CruisinTime

      What a nightmare that would be,a rare foreign car that somebody else took apart.

      1. nanoop Avatar
        nanoop

        Why not, when your third Panhard restauration is finished to concours state?

  4. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    Mansory is based in Germany btw. Owner is def. not German- German but anyway, some of the more laughably overpriced vehicles they sell currently are below. Not sure if co. or customers are in for the joke though.
    How about this 600k 2-door G-wagen which is clearly a homage to eighties’ coke-head bankermobiles:
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=217693842
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTYwWDEyODA=/z/-wQAAOSwYHxWOjDI/$_20.jpg
    Or maybe this poor Porsche with the clown face?
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=231482106
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDkyWDgwMA==/z/-H0AAOSwHoFXuzwm/$_20.jpg
    Or this van? 100k and it has Russian plates, can it be registered again in EU? Who knows….
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=217628147
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/PkUAAOSwhcJWOLRj/$_20.jpg

  5. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    How’s this for a sense of humor. A handful of early Mustangs are shipped to Germany and what do we do? We ship them one of them back to the US.
    http://york.craigslist.org/cto/5736136160.html
    1966 Ford T5 (German Export Mustang). This car is very rare and in need of a full restoration. It is documented as being a German export car and was likely owned by a German civilian and not by us military personnel. There were 624 total known civilian owned cars. This is one of 98 that still exist according to the T5 registry. It was a running driving vehicle until the motor was pulled and we began to disassemble it to begin the restoration. It is still has its original 289 V8 2bbl 3spd driveline and disc front brakes. It was a originally a Silver Blue car with black interior. I’ll be happy to answer any questions. $9500 OBO Open to Interesting Trades

  6. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    Opel Rekord D which was cut open to be a parade car for the King and Queen some German Shooting club had elected. Arches are for -usually green- branch/flower arrangements like below.
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=192806438
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDI3WDY0MA==/z/FsUAAOxycD9TR~da/$_20.jpg
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/013_Trachtenumzug_Schuetzenkoenig_Schuetzenkette.JPG

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Reminiscent of “Adventure Capitalist/Investment Biker” Jim Rogers’ GLK:
      http://image.trucktrend.com/f/8303918+q80+re0+cr1/163_0310_z%2bmercedes_glk_suv%2bfront_elephant.jpg
      Also, unfortunately, of the Youabian Puma. GIS at your own risk!

      1. smalleyxb122 Avatar
        smalleyxb122

        My first thought was baby Youabian Puma.

        1. Manic_King Avatar
          Manic_King

          Mine too, but it seems to be quite high quality product actually.

  7. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    1 of 100 globally, 1 of 10 in GER, MB CLK Cabrio 500 Designo by Giorgio Armani, kinda strange interior, no navi. http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=228175572
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2N1gxNjAw/z/2wcAAOSwOVpXYoLh/$_20.jpg

  8. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    Right. This is intentionally a bit whimsical creation, a VW Scirocco Sheriff’s car…….heh-heh-heh
    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=177085535
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTI1WDcwMA==/$T2eC16RHJF8E9nnC7Q-WBR%28sG%29!Odg~~48_20.jpg

  9. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    All right! Let’s see some examples of those lovable Teutonic rascals really letting their hair down and letting it all hang out! Whoo!
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    *chirp* *chirp* *chirp*

    1. Batshitbox Avatar
      Batshitbox

      I’ll let Alexei Sayle take it from here.

  10. Manic_King Avatar
    Manic_King

    Is it ugliest ever? Where to begin..this is a (West-)German plastic bodied car based on a soviet Lada 2105, Bohse built 200 of these. http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=224074624
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohse_Automobilbau
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDU4WDEyODA=/z/3T4AAOSwZtJW-OG5/$_20.jpg

  11. Jofes2 Avatar
    Jofes2

    https://iak.olx.ph/images_olxph/827189235_10_1000x700.jpg?rev=003&bucket=10
    The Mercedes-Benz Musso must be the car buisness’ equivalent to having a secret affair with a cirkus freak, resulting in an ungodly lovechild that you thought you drowned in the ocean but then is flushed up alive in the Philippines and you pray to all gods that no one ever will make a connection, you know what I mean?
    https://www.olx.ph/item/mercedez-benz-musso-turbo-diesel-2001-higher-model-honda-toyota-ID7xJQ7.html?p=2&h=4bd9811054#4bd9811054

    1. Mombert Avatar
      Mombert

      I think the only german part in this is the engine, which IS a MB Diesel, but the manufacturer is Ssangyong from South Korea – nevertheless it has been sold as a Mercedes in some markets.

  12. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    Yay! I won one using a make/model/year that has personal interest to me! I shall bask in the glorious internets!
    This week’s question baffles me a bit, but here’s a 944 with body-color wheels in quintessential late-’80’s fashion, and that unusually big 4-cylinder is kind of whimsical maybe?
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/cto/5729004423.html
    http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_ffBiidC7Vy8_600x450.jpg

    1. nanoop Avatar
      nanoop

      I’m obliged to agree – I do smile when driving a 944, especially when listening to period-correct music (Asia, Michael Jackson, and as for compensation, Hüsker Dü).

      1. Vairship Avatar
        Vairship

        Or other popular-in-Germany music such as the #1 hit: https://youtu.be/45PIePfJ0TQ

        1. nanoop Avatar
          nanoop

          They advertise it as HD. Period-correct would be ß-Max.

  13. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    914 – all the benefits of a great chassis with the downsides of mid-engine maintenance and P-shop hour rates, in a 70ies’ design.
    https://images.finncdn.no/dynamic/1280w/2016/8/vertical-3/24/6/812/926/26_1053667431.jpg
    http://m.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=81292626

  14. nanoop Avatar
    nanoop

    “BMW Glas” – so a dying brand bought up by BMW (there is a story behind that) brought up a whimsical coupe.
    In the spirit of Crapshoots, I also point to the ad opener:
    https://images.finncdn.no/dynamic/1600w/2016/8/vertical-3/24/7/812/692/67_1445551749.jpg
    in comparison to the actual vehicle on sale:
    https://images.finncdn.no/dynamic/1280w/2016/8/vertical-3/24/7/812/692/67_1910780227.jpg
    Note how the tilted trailer compensates for the downslope of the rear…
    http://m.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=81269267

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