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. 

Do you remember when you were a kid your mom would tell you to finish your dinner because there were starving kids in Africa? Well, that might not have happened if you actually were one of those starving kids in Africa, but if so you’ve no doubt heard something similar. Present theories indicate that our parents’ demands that we finish our meals even if full are what have led to America being one of the fattest countries on the planet. Maybe that’s what has also led – as retribution perhaps – to the plethora of unfinished projects that litter the classifieds.  We’ll see about who didn’t finish first in a sec, but now let’s talk about this week’s challenge.

Spring has sprung, at least that’s what the calendar says, and that means it’s time to go TOPLESS! That’s right, this week we want convertibles. Ah, but not just any drop tops, It’s been a long, cold winter and we spent all our money on heating oil and pay-per-view so what we want this week is the cheapest road-worthy convertibles you can find. 

As always, 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 tips@hooniverse.info and we can put you on the whitelist
  2. If you don’t want an IDC account, you can create a wordpress.com 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. Make the jump for a photo un-finish.
 
 
Dang, there are a lot of quitters out there. Some give up far sooner that others, but still, last week’s results demonstrated an utter lack of resolve and follow through by a sizable percentage of the car-advertising population. Which one was the most tragic? Well, it was a nail-biter to get to, but in the end I felt that this Rat Rod Rambler, found by I_Borgward was the saddest of the bunch, albeit with the coolest name. The builder went so far as to put a pair of comically big stacks on the hood of a car without an engine, and eventually gave up after getting half-way with the chop top. That’s sort of like pooping than then not wiping in my book.
 
Well done, I_Borgward!
 
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