Craigslist Crapshoot


Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.  

The end is nigh, and that’s why last week we went looking for Prepper Trucks. When it all goes down and the zombies start pushing up property values we’ll all know the best way to bug-out. We’ll see those in just a sec, but first this week’s quest.
 
This week is all about unobtainable dreams, or perhaps more accurately, unfulfillable expectations. That’s because what we want to find this week are the most expensive cars that Craigslist or its analogs have to offer in your particular neck of the woods. Classifieds like Auto Trader and even eBay often have pricy rides on them—and don’t get me started on places like the Robb Report—so we going to stick to that old standby, Craigslist.
 
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? Okay good. Now let’s get prepped!


I have a real issue with most zombie scenarios since they generally break their own rules regarding just how you become a zombie and whether or not, after you do, if you brush between meals. 
Still, should the zombies rise, the economy completely collapse, or Adam Sandler take over all entertainment programming, we’ll be set. We’ll also be mobile.
Let’s start with the AM General Box truck described in its ad as a “Self-propelled Tiny House” and brought to us by I_Borgward. That’s pretty sweet but its price proves that there are people willing to profit on society’s collapse. Jokes on them however, as money won’t help them from becoming dinner for some post apocalyptic cannibal family. Not only that, but we’ll all be far away, maybe in the amazing Unimog bulldozer bucket-loader, crew cab 406 brought to us by Manic_King. Nothing will likely remove the chicanes of dead from daily drive.
If you’d prefer just to drive over the past imperfect and like to enjoy a little vintage style while doing so, then the 1942 Volvo TVC might just be your cup of tea. Just remember to boil the water first. That Volvo came to us by way of Jofes2.
Our winner however took the whole idea of comportment to a whole other level. If you’re going to survive the apocalypse then your best bet is to go Army, and I_Borgward did just that, giving us an amphibious tracked PTS-10 with armament! Man, if they had one of these, the walking dead would have been renamed the floating living… in style.
Congrats to I_Borgward and thank you all for your excellent end of the world selections. Now, let’s see what none of us could afford.

 

 

31 Comments

  1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88f4042d6925402587caddacb7a9a751341e4e5539c4a4ff2d7de1e42e68391a.jpg
    Amongst all the craptastic beater Civics and first gen Grand Cherokees priced at $123,467.89 is this true gem. Based on the images and the seller’s other items it is offered by the Celebrity Car Museum here in Branson, MO.
    An original surviving Death Race movie 2006 Mustang with an asking price of $100,000.00.
    https://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/6144234529.html
    Sadly, no mileage or service history is included.

  2. Manitoba is a fairly poor province but there’s always a small selection in the six figures. Much of it from this one dealership where this black Ford GT with less than 240km is at:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed56448d273e9ab91e7aba85d8fcf88e8a6e09a2e31d279406ecb6bce2f5019d.jpg
    A bargain(?) at $459,000!
    http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/winnipeg/2006-ford-gt-with-only-240km-550-hp-rare-find/1235911189?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

  3. Thank you for the hat tip, but the glory for finding the amphibious track PTS-10 belongs to P161911. I merely grafted the three-bedroom ranch onto the back.
    Congrats to P161911, I say!

    1. I’m positive that people in desire of spending a quarter of a million dollars for a car will often start their quest at atlanta.craigslist…

    1. “Lift kit” totally misunderstood. Dude is not supposed to use his weighs as hand brakes.

  4. In just my city – Wellington, New Zealand… BMW M4 GTS 2016. $NZ299,According to the ad: This NZ New M4 GTS is one of 803 total cars worldwide one of 120 right hand drive models produced one of only 3 brought into New Zealand. Current USD equivalent $217,318
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1278814091.htm
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2c83e5d85fa8961fb4ca3e6ac332f9778d934d64506b9c2706c400c206bde544.jpg
    If I cast my net wider… the whole of NZ… I find a Ferrari 458 Speciale 2014 for $NZ549,900.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/ferrari/auction-1333206965.htm
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a714447e311dbfa03331d5dd884abf553f1775da1a5bd4a25f6045960c908a8.jpg

  5. I guess muscle car prices have really gone through the roof of late. Do I want this $725,000 ’67 GTO
    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/6152562524.html
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6497f93bfd63a46335a6f43057806682bf12e0b1bf9d8b0fd970e5af21d5da7d.jpg
    or this $205,000 ’70 Monte Carlo with “over $35K invested”?? Seriously, who invests $35,000 into a Chevy Monte Carlo of ANY vintage??
    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/6172768691.html
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/133d0b16aa14be561af40a3928f748396936b5377f3e6a9aeda538df81a868f4.jpg

  6. Itay is very rewarding if you’re looking for expensive cars. After a couple of La Ferrari and a low mile Enzo, something far more eccentric: one owner P400S stored in a posh living room https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b16cee60b432a7428d3e733cd42b60d0ee24ce7054508049df67d77fb71435f2.jpg from 1973.
    https://www.autoscout24.it/annunci/lamborghini-miura-p-400-s-unicoprorietario-dal-1973-nuova-benzina-bianco-297c5ce7-317a-9f16-e043-1250010ad4f5?cldtidx=13

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