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. Our last lap of the classified was all about the LeMons, as I asked you to find viable track stars for a pittance of a price. The pole position will be revealed after the jump, but now- this week’s assignment!

This week, let’s stay on the track – not for a cool-down lap, but for some real race cars. That’s right, this week we want the wildest, weirdest cars for the track that you can find. SCCA, FIA, or even VARA, let’s see those shaved tires and detachable steering wheels. If it’s a race car, and it’s for sale, I want to see it.

And as usual, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.

  1. Easiest way to not get caught in the spam filters is to create an IntenseDebate account. If you do so and your posts aren’t appearing, let us know at and we can put you on the whitelist
  2. If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a account and do the same thing.
  3. If you’re the Ted Kaczynski type and don’t want any kind of account, then try to place only a single link in a comment and just drop any outgoing link in via its raw URL and not as a text link
Craigslist Crapshoot doesn’t work if your candidates don’t get seen, so hopefully following one of these options will ensure that the floodgates of crap are fully open. And now, let’s make the jump together and see what could potentially be the next LeMons winner’s circle occupant. 
Okay, so you’re all winners in my book. Or maybe wieners, I haven’t really given that much thought. When it came to filling the field with LeMons contenders however, I felt you all took the checkered flag. Still, upon checking the photo finish I found that one f you was more LeMony that the rest and that was Scandinavian Flick who came up with this wonderful and mysterious proto-racer.
There’s just something endearing about a car that even its seller can’t identify with certainty. I also heartily approve of the X on the door, as this car would make an excellent ride for Speed Racer’s mysterious big brother, Racer X. Well done, Scandinavian Flick!
4 banger race car
Image source: SFBay Craigslist


    1. Almost all Chevy Vegas were 10 second cars. For 10 seconds they were a car, then they were rust.

    1. Wow… The rest of us might as well just stop trying… That's amazing!

  1. Woot! I won! I had a good feeling about that thing when I found it. It's pretty special in a number of ways…
    As for this week's challenge, I am diggin' this '54 Lincoln Capri street legal vintage race car.
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    1. Well there was one in my hometown a few weeks ago, listed online, but it's not there anymore so I guess I can't take that dare.

    1. I like it when you can see daylight under the car. It proves that much lightness has been added!

    1. that is cool. I love this line from the ad " Left front fender has some minor denting on it from a scuffle with a 914."

  2. Whoaa, finally I can contribute with something meaningful. Rallye is racing, right?
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    1982 Volvo 242 Rallye-car with a lot of "stuff" that I understand nothing about. 24,000$ I understand, though. Look at those extra lights, makes me purr in that specific crapshoot-manner:
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    1. I probably had my 510 in Neely's shop when that car was being built. Screw Tom Neely. What a jackbag.

  3. Oh look, Aries Race Kar!
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    Highlights from the ad:
    "Aerodynamic driver side mirror – Not really even needed as there is no chance anyone will be passing you in this rocket."
    "High performance quick start ignition. Starts with a screwdriver, pocket knife, stiff comb, or sunglass arm – get creative, it’s all part of the fun."

    Okay, not a race car in the least. But after bringing up the S110 Silvia (U.S. Datsun 200sx 79-83) over in the wedge car question, I went Craigslist trolling. Found one in my old Twin City stomping grounds that looks damn nice (even though the only side view is half obliterated by the seller's thumb).
    Suddenly, I really want this. Or at least, "one of these."
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    A Citation X-11 with SCCA stickers but "Would make a good Lemons car."
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    No pics anymore but the Group A Ford Sierra still hasn't sold <a href="” target=”_blank”>

    1. i guess once they realized the therapy was based on pure b.s., they decided to sell their b.s. racecar.

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