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—last year, in fact—we went looking for the best deals in mid-engined cars for under $10,000. We’ll get to the bottom… er middle of those in just a sec. First however, this week’s quest.
Many a parent has spent the holidays putting together toys for their kids—bikes, Hookah Pipes (what?), dollhouses and the like. It’s time for us to do the same, and so this week we’re going to once again scour the classifieds for KIT CARS, the less-assembled the better.
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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am—stuck in the middle with you. The interpretation of “mid-engine” was joyfully broad last week, bringing to the fore a number of awesome contenders that gave new consequence to the term “middle man.” Let’s just start off with mdharrell, who gave us not some obscure sportster for Stuart Little but instead a massively-tired rat rod Jeep with its engine slung between the axles. Nothing middle of the road about that!
Following that up on the weirdly wonderful spectrum was the Fiero-based and LS-powered Ferrari BB replica that OA5599 turned us onto. Unsurprisingly, that beast is located in Las Vegas baby. As was noted by kogashiwa, if your mid-engine budget is only ten-grand, then a Toyota MR2 should be high on your list of options, and even found us one—in Canada no less—to prove the point.
Our winner however, is one of the entries that really stretches the concept of a mid-engine car. That is the phenomenally cool Chevy Van nominated by Wayne Moyer. Holy crap but this electric lime turbo diesel panel van pushes a lot of the right buttons. So many so that don’t be surprised to see it on NPOCP tomorrow.
Congrats to Wayne Moyer, and thank you all for bearing your midriffs… or something. Now, let’s find some kit and caboodle!