Craigslist Crapshoot

The World’s Worst Car Is For Sale On CraigslistWelcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly dive into the deep end of the pool filled with the automotive world’s most horrible road warriors – that you could potentially buy. This week, I’m sending you on a hunt for a specific sort of Craigslist Crap – that being convertibles. After all, it is the depth of winter.

What I want you to find are the worst convertibles out there that one might buy and drive – remember the rules, they have to be running and licensable  for the road. Don’t feel constrained by factory drop tops, backyard Sawzall efforts work here too, and are probably the worst, er best. Also, check out last week’s biggest crap pile after the jump. 

Annnnnnd, last week you all came up with a slew of truly terrible cars and trucks that someone somewhere thought someone else might actually trade for good money. It was a true carpet bombing of crap. But there can be only one king of crap, and from last week’s offerings, 5keptic wears that crown. Here’s why-

Nice 4WD GMC - $7999 (Capital Region)

Source: [Albany Craigslist]

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213 responses to “Craigslist Crapshoot”

  1. Devin Avatar
    Devin

    This is partially about the ad more than the car itself – which is bad, but I have confidence will be surpassed. Anyway, for most of the ad, the seller is going on about the car's winter prowess. It has several block heaters, which you don't need because it starts in -40, and it's so amazing in winter. Then here's the kicker: "Missing rear window."
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzUwWDEwMDA=/$(KGrHqZ,!roFDjw55i)HBQ+gwnVFn!~~48_20.JPG" width="500">
    That's kind of important in a winter beater.
    Here

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      The missing rear window actually helps in the winter. Look when you have the heater going the open rear window pulls the cold air out of the car and lets only the heated air stay in there.

    2. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      "Several block heaters"? So every freeze plug has been replaced by a block heater? Gee, I think that means the engine has been apart.

      1. Devin Avatar
        Devin

        Well that's the price you pay for having the ultimate winter beater.

        1. dead_elvis Avatar

          It's not a winter beater, it's a winter heater! (or maybe the heat beats winter? Now I'm confused.)

  2. fodder650 Avatar
    fodder650

    What's wrong with me that I want to restore one of these? Maybe its because i have a family of five and its one of the few convertibles we all could use at once.
    http://reading.craigslist.org/cto/3527856682.html
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3G73K83M95E25P15J9d160637d443431c18c2.jpg&quot; width=500 />

    1. pj134 Avatar
      pj134

      Maybe Mr. Harrell will sell you the Skyliner he's been restoring for 20 years.

  3. fodder650 Avatar
    fodder650

    Well if this picture doesn't inspire confidence. I don't know what will. My guess is there be an issue with water.
    http://reading.craigslist.org/cto/3536579332.html
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Ef3L33Ha5L65Ef5Jad1a6bfc21c7a29e1a32.jpg&quot; width=500 />

    1. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      Well, it is a convertible.

      1. fodder650 Avatar
        fodder650

        What i want to know is if half the price was to pay for all the saran wrap used.

    2. Devin Avatar
      Devin

      Reynolds Wrap: Not just for food anymore!

      1. fodder650 Avatar
        fodder650

        What I like about that tarp is how it obviously didn't work. Check out how well its sticking to the car. So unless its clear and has glue on it. There was water under it.

  4. Irishzombieman Avatar
    Irishzombieman

    Congrats, 5keptic! That truck was truly awful. And awe-ful.
    Your prize:
    <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yG2nmSX0T6Q/ThUUVkzqQkI/AAAAAAAAAUY/sCpbMQ7uN1U/s1600/Rust_Belt_Brewing1.jpg&quot; width="500/">

    1. BlackIce_GTS Avatar
      BlackIce_GTS

      I am unilaterally awarding Pwned88 second place becausegoddamnit this is hilarious.
      "*for people asking why it's wisconsin plated, my step brother in law drove it here 17 years ago and it was basically dead when he got here. i gave him 16$(back then it covered a greyhound ticket) and said i'd work on it. he died while attempting to repair a bbq and simultaneously smoking a cig and since then the cars been left with me. i did my best to revive it, but my stepsister wants the car gone because its the last thing that reminds her of his determination.*"
      I don't know anything about beer, so here's something else horrible and awesome:
      [youtube bWbYwOSPjH8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWbYwOSPjH8 youtube]

  5. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
    Scandinavian Flick

    Everything on CL is pretty awesome or meh right now… This is about the worst I can do at the moment, and really, it's pretty tame by crapshoot standards.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M73I93Hb5Kb5F35Jdd136843fdb404071212.jpg&quot; width="500">
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/3520611500.ht

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Yeah except for how the front wheel camber doesn't match the rear wheels.

      1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
        Scandinavian Flick

        Hooray for solid rear axles!
        I mean, that's probably a good thing, but… yeah…

  6. acarr260 Avatar
    acarr260

    From the great Hoosier state:
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M13Ld3Hb5Lb5Id5M6d1m2ced8cea2e441ba8.jpg&quot; width="600">
    Indy Craigslist ad: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/3564815300

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      The only part of it that's running is the person looking at it. Not only is the exterior awful check out the seat covers as well.

      1. acarr260 Avatar
        acarr260

        There are so many choices of questionable taste here that I didn't even notice the seat covers.

        1. fodder650 Avatar
          fodder650

          I look for the little things in life.

    2. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      The 80s kid in me is kinda disappointed that the truck bed is not independently on hydraulics.
      <img src="http://i35.tinypic.com/21o8mxc.jpg&quot; width="300">

      1. acarr260 Avatar
        acarr260

        The graphics are straight out of the 80's too. Doesn't it look like the guy used a ground effects kit on the sides of the truck, but not on the front and rear?

      2. muthalovin Avatar

        Man, I thought I was the only one! Having seen many of these in person (ghettotown, NM), I can say that the G's take their shit seriously. Well, did, anyway. Before Fast and Furious.

        1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick

          Part of me actually kinda misses the lowrider age. I have a soft spot for the sheer absurdity and effort that went into it. Living in the era of the slammed makes it kinda disappointing to miss out on the airborne wire wheels, wild glitter paint, and polished and gold plated pumps and air lines…

          1. muthalovin Avatar

            I remember watching those bounce contests… When I turn on The Chronic 2001, it brings back surprisingly fond memories.

          2. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
            Scandinavian Flick

            Lowrider shows were the best. There were unifying themes and ideas, but everyone had their own take on it. I had no idea of the technical details of what I was looking at, but they all seemed like giant Tonka toys to me. I also remember flipping through the latest Lowrider magazine, fantasizing about triple gold wire wheels.
            Besides, the thong-clad women were the most I'd ever seen of the female form at the time. The kids these days, with their internet, don't know how easy they have it…

    3. danleym Avatar
      danleym

      Can't find a Blazer? Screw it, just cut the top off your truck!

  7. Devin Avatar
    Devin

    Bad Photography Award: This Grand Am.
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQwWDY0MA==/$T2eC16d,!)8E9s4l8iHtBQ+fu5iCGg~~48_20.JPG" width="500">
    Linky

    1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      I can never tell if it's a shitty camera or just an Instagram filter…

      1. fodder650 Avatar
        fodder650

        Or if its just his fingers near the edges of the lens. I love camera phone pictures. Who needs DSLR's?

        1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick
          1. fodder650 Avatar
            fodder650

            "Should we get the snow off the car before we put it on Craigslist?"
            "Heck no it will hide the scratches this way"
            "Ok now when you take the picture stand on the only shoveled part under the flood light and use your iPhone 3GS"

          2. pj134 Avatar
            pj134

            Clearly the answer is that he's on Psychlo.
            <img src="http://www.monstershack.net/reviews/full/gfx/bfe/image010.jpg&quot; width=500>
            So I finally saw Battlefield Earth on Monday. It's not even funny bad, its just bad.

          3. fodder650 Avatar
            fodder650

            [youtube -CZt_XyE3tg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CZt_XyE3tg youtube]
            Here you go. Two minutes from the Rifftrax version.

          4. Devin Avatar
            Devin

            I thought the cavemen flying harriers was pretty funny. I mean, it's no Double Team but I had a couple laughs.

          5. pj134 Avatar
            pj134

            I spent that whole scene saying "Wait, but this is 997 years after the last Harrier was built…"
            Really couldn't suspend my disbelief for that one.

          6. Devin Avatar
            Devin

            A 1,000 year old and very complicated plane is not only completely operational, but totally easy to fly for a big group of novices who have never seen a plane before.
            It's still amazing that the movie was released in theaters and everything.

    2. muthalovin Avatar

      All Grand Ams look better through grape (read: wine) tinted glasses.

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Two things. First its inspected until Feb 2013. So enjoy your two weeks with it. Second its wired for more beat in the truck. Do many people grow beats in their trunk? I guess they match the paint color.

  8. wisc47 Avatar
    wisc47

    I don't know what to say other than this is your typical 90's bro-truck.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3E53I73H45La5Fc5H8d127b61b11dd0961428.jpg"&gt;
    Oh and it's also apparently trying to be meta…
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3L63Ja3Ne5N45G35Jbd12b79bf77103a51cfb.jpg"&gt;
    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/3517805743.ht

    1. Devin Avatar
      Devin

      It needs an airbrushed portrait of its rear end on its tailgate, and then that tailgate needs an airbrushed portrait…so on and so forth.

      1. dukeisduke Avatar
        dukeisduke

        Infinite regression!

    2. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      The meta piece is what makes this work. The fact that the snow becomes part of the artwork really ads to its value.

    3. pj134 Avatar
      pj134

      The front end is completely different. He has a portrait of some other person's similar truck.

    4. LTDScott Avatar

      At least it's better than this:
      <img src="http://i.imgur.com/NNKsP.jpg"&gt;

      1. fodder650 Avatar
        fodder650

        My god her neck is broken. She should go to the hospital right now.

      2. danleym Avatar
        danleym

        For those with a fetish for half breed worm-human women?
        That's just weird, dude.

      3. 5keptic Avatar
        5keptic

        Is her name Deinver?
        and did they try to cover something else up behind the girl? it kinda looks like there are wheels of something behind her, but whatever it was how could it have been worse than this?
        once you see it – you can't un-see it

  9. $kaycog Avatar
    $kaycog

    1980 fiat spider. he needs to get ride of this. car does have clear title but he dont have it. http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3529412873.html
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M23L83N25L95U55F8d1757e10ae240231bc6.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      So what are the other four cars he owns? Oh and he needs to go much lower if he wants a LeMons team to turn it into a race car.

      1. $kaycog Avatar
        $kaycog

        i dunno bout other fore cars but yeah he needs to lower the prise

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Let's do the math. Three TV's and a DVD player with two 7" monitors. Yeah I'd say that works.

      1. JayP2112 Avatar
        JayP2112

        Agreed. Its bigger than my first apartment.

    2. dukeisduke Avatar
      dukeisduke

      But it's only got four doors – there's a white one for sale (for years) near me, that has six doors.

  10. Corvette_Poncho Avatar
    Corvette_Poncho
    1. wisc47 Avatar
      wisc47

      I was literally seconds from posting this…

    2. OA5599 Avatar
      OA5599

      Nobody can bitch at you for taking up two parking spaces when you actually fill both of them.

    3. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      I caught myself thinking "How practical!". And then my brain kicked in.

    4. danleym Avatar
      danleym

      Well, it's been converted… into… something.

      1. pj134 Avatar
        pj134

        A studio apartment.

    5. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      That is the best laugh I have had this week.

    6. 0ToTuttiFrutti Avatar
      0ToTuttiFrutti

      Simply spectacular.

    7. racer139 Avatar
      racer139

      They definatly tried to ruin a burban…. but it is repairable. it was somwhere on the inter webs a few months back. I would buy it and put it back to right and make back some of the cost selling the bed and trailer axels off. or cut it off and put a tongue on it add a frame and hydraulic cylinder and make it a dump trailer.

    1. acarr260 Avatar
      acarr260

      The image used is from towlot.com… which I personally find to be very confidence-inspiring.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        I'm partial to the level of details noted in the ad, myself.

    2. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
      Mad_Hungarian

      Someone needs to LeMons that sucker.

  11. Devin Avatar
    Devin

    Alright so I finally actually read the convertible part of the challenge, and did a search for Convertibles. And hey, here's a Cavalier convertible, maybe it's suitably awful!
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMFg3NDY=/$T2eC16J,!yUE9s6NEHMMBQ+1NDu0NQ~~48_20.JPG" width="500">
    Something seems wrong here…
    Truth in Advertising Award Winner.

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Maybe it converts into a coupe by removing the rear doors.

  12. muthalovin Avatar

    This is either the most awesome thing I have seen today, or the worst. Cannot tell. Thinking awesome.
    1982 K-5 Blazer 2WD $14K
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Ec3Kf3L15K25H15Mcd1b3560f3735e3d1e3f.jpg"&gt;
    <a href="http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3539650919.html” target=”_blank”>http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3539650919.html

    1. acarr260 Avatar
      acarr260

      It seems pretty tastefully done (for a Craigslist Crapshoot contender). The price tag makes me shake my head though…

    2. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      This is for everyone who says they can't buy any compact pickup trucks anymore!

  13. muthalovin Avatar

    I guess I have no idea what I am doing on this thread.
    1956 porsche 356 "A" project – $28500
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Gb3J43N75Ic5Md5J2d1h2c561f2dabb21a20.jpg"&gt;
    I really like the Range on Donks in the picture.
    <a href="http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3552376667.html” target=”_blank”>http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3552376667.html

  14. Devin Avatar
    Devin

    Oh you poor S10…
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTYzWDEwMDA=/$(KGrHqJ,!pQFCpGeC3p6BQ-r1ZK9Rg~~48_20.JPG" width="500">
    Here

  15. Devin Avatar
    Devin

    I post to share, because I think I'm smitten with this wooden Edsel. And it's around where I used to live, HOW DIDN'T I SEE THIS IN PERSON?
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzUwWDEwMDA=/$T2eC16NHJHwE9n8ig+PuBQQ9fKZnMg~~48_20.JPG&quot; width="500">
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzUwWDEwMDA=/$(KGrHqJHJCIF!c-n(EEdBQQ9gDWTFg~~48_20.JPG&quot; width="500">
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzUwWDEwMDA=/$T2eC16VHJHQE9nzEyliUBQQ9hvUiz!~~48_20.JPG&quot; width="500">
    Get some wood

    1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      That's amazing! Wow… I am just awe struck by this, and I'd love to see that in person, if only to see if it's well executed.

      1. danleym Avatar
        danleym

        I don't really like the grille or the headlight bezels, but that dash looks beautiful.

    2. Alff Avatar

      Wow. I had no idea they made an Edsel Phaeton, much less one with wood trim. That's got to be exceedingly rare.

    3. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      Goes against my grain.

    4. muthalovin Avatar

      I think this car deserves an entire post.

  16. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    Here's a '62 or '63 (they weren't sure of the year) Dodge.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3K83Md3J25G25Hc5J6d1hd94b1736c2cb1506.jpg&quot; width="500"/> <a href="http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/3553044644.html” target=”_blank”>http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/3553044644.html

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Ran when planted.

    2. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
      Mad_Hungarian

      I was gonna say that's a Plymouth in any case, but given the location this may be a Canadian built car; they were so fond of slapping the Dodge name on cars that were mostly Plymouth.

    3. sporty88au Avatar
      sporty88au

      Looks like they got both the year and make wrong. Its a 1964 Plymouth Valiant convertible. Definitely a US model – the Canadian model was based on a Dodge Dart shell, so had a longer wheelbase and the Dodge rear (different tail lights).
      At that price, assuming the top frame is intact and the shell is not too far gone, it might even be worth restoring. It looks like all the chrome is there and in good condition. At worst, it would make a really good parts donor. It's a pity it's not a '65 – I'd be really interested in a few of the parts if it was.

  17. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    I'm going to assume this was a teenage girl's Sebring (from the butterfly decals… and the caved in quarter panel.)
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3E23G83J75Y55Fe5Hed12df546e0ae480128b.jpg&quot; width="500"/> <a href="http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/3517823397.html” target=”_blank”>http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/3517823397.html

    1. Hatchtopia Avatar
      Hatchtopia

      Shouldn't that butterfly tat… er… sticker be on the trunk lid?

      1. ptschett Avatar
        ptschett

        There are some there too.

  18. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    This has it all… not only is it a convertible, with haphazard photography… it's also a Fiat.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3K33M93Fd5N25Ie5V0ccba0b24768399d13a0.jpg&quot; width="500"/> <a href="http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/3445093434.html” target=”_blank”>http://fargo.craigslist.org/cto/3445093434.html

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Wait that's a runner? I had a hard time believing that when its being held in the box by that tow rope.

    1. jeepjeff Avatar
      jeepjeff

      Couldn't be bothered to go snap a picture of the car in its current state…

    2. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      She took me for the house, the kids and the dog but I got the pony.

  19. CABEZAGRANDE Avatar
    CABEZAGRANDE

    Worst I could find. As the former owner of three S13 coupes, this makes me cry a little.
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/UnG2Y3v.jpg&quot; width="600">
    <a href="http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/3544878314.html” target=”_blank”>http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/3544878314.html

  20. VolvoNut Avatar

    I know this is supposed to be horrible cars, but this is really tempting.
    asking $4k
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M13Ja3H95E95K85Jed1ma6e727c7268713e1.jpg"&gt;
    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/3564246458.h

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Do it.

      1. VolvoNut Avatar

        Have no garage. Have no $4000 either.
        I do have a sad.

    1. I Think Not Avatar
      I Think Not

      I concur… and raise you another unlovable Chrysler convertible, though at least this one has a turbo — as though that means anything.
      <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3E83Jf3N85Kf5M25Jed1m7bc9ed2d09fa1b46.jpg"&gt;
      <a href="http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/3564303327.html” target=”_blank”>http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/3564303327.html

      1. danleym Avatar
        danleym

        I almost posted one of these, too.

    2. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
      mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      Our piano tuner father son pair keep buying and driving used Sebring convertibles. It's so impractical, especially in winter, with the back and trunk just overflowing with tools and piano parts, that it makes me happy every time I pay them.

    3. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      Yes it is low grade crap. But a rust free, running and driving convertible for under 5 grand. Nice Price

    4. ptschett Avatar
      ptschett

      Heck, I'd drive that.

    5. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
      FuzzyPlushroom

      My grandparents own one of those.
      I drove it once.
      The dashboard is fake faux carbon fiber. It wants to be fake. Seriously. And the instrument panel is three shades of grey, white, yellow, and red.
      It looks like a fucking McDonald's.
      Still a nicer car than its successor.

    6. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Woohoo! It's a Mid-life Chrysler!

  21. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
    Scandinavian Flick

    Oops, I missed that it was supposed to be a convertible. In that case, I'm resubmitting this thing, since it's still available.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3G23Ib3o85L15E15W3ccu642508335d7b1305.jpg&quot; width="350">
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3k13Jc3N35N45X15Jfccued6654185bb51d98.jpg&quot; width="350">
    <a href="http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3510879964.html” target=”_blank”>http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/3510879964.html

    1. jeepjeff Avatar
      jeepjeff

      What? Really? That didn't sell!? I'm Shocked! Shocked, I say!

    2. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Oh wow, it's an Alfa Romeo SZ! 😉

    3. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      The perfect size for photos of your car is always 100 pixels by 100 pixels.

      1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
        Scandinavian Flick

        Especially when trying to hide the car's defects.
        …which would be the entire car in this case…

  22. danleym Avatar
    danleym

    Not sure if you can tell in the picture, because, well, you can barely see anything, but this is a 1977 Blazer (no, wait, it's actually a Jimmy, but he doesn't mention that until later in the ad) that has been converted to a 73 Blazer (Jimmy). Professionally, too, but he doesn't say what the guy's profession was…
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3I93N33Hf5L25Gd5J3d1kfe21c4e3d4a4148a.jpg"&gt;
    And a closeup:
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3G13N93l15I15Le5Fed1k9610557723351ba3.jpg"&gt;
    But the best part is this line: "IT IS READY FOR PAINT,AND NEEDS VERY LITTLE ASSEMBLY,BUT IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING YOU YOU KNOW THE STEEL IS WORTH WHAT I AM ASKING,"
    No sir, I know Blazers, and a chopped up half finished 77 that needs paint is not worth $5,000.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      Maybe he added an extra zero? Does it come with a '73 roof? That's the big difference, early K-5s had removable roofs that came to the windshield, the later ones only came to the cab/doors.

      1. danleym Avatar
        danleym

        I didn't see a roof pictured anywhere, but it was kind of implied…? The rail over the windshield looks like it was made to accept a top.
        I get the desire for the full vert option on a newer body, but that's why you buy a 74 or 75. New body style, no roof over the front seats when the top comes off.

    2. danleym Avatar
      danleym

      Here's the link, forgot that when I first posted it.
      http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3559402414.html

    1. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      I seriously question the seriousness of the post.

    2. Irishzombieman Avatar
      Irishzombieman

      Convertible engine bay. You're in.

    3. ptschett Avatar
      ptschett

      Ran when parted out.

    1. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      No No No No Wrong on so many levels.

    2. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Here is what I don't like about the new Hot Wheels. The wheels always look funny. Well then you see something like this and realize how accurate those models really are.

    1. Devin Avatar
      Devin

      "Everything else is pretty broke though."

    2. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      7 points if you can identify the Triumph next to the short bus.

      1. fodder650 Avatar
        fodder650

        Is that a Herald?

        1. wolfie Avatar
          wolfie

          I think so.

          1. fodder650 Avatar
            fodder650

            Most people aren't aware that the good looking Spitfire has its basis in an ugly looking vehicle. It's like the relationship between the Falcon and Mustang.

    3. Jay_Ramey Avatar
      Jay_Ramey

      Whew, that's a relief then.
      I wonder if that's a 3-star or 4-star mouse hotel…

      1. I Think Not Avatar
        I Think Not

        That's better. Not a fan of that shade of pink, though. I don't have anything particularly against pink, but this shade just doesn't look right on this car.

  23. danleym Avatar
    danleym

    Seems all I can find today are K5s…
    These wheels are cringe worthy:
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M33pb3H55I35F15J3d1h987caa5c29ae1efe.jpg"&gt;
    And who doesn't need three woofers with seperate tweeters in each door?
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3kd3K13l95L65Ge5Hdd1hd36f7ae2bb071d51.jpg"&gt;
    Though to be honest, if the body is decent, and the engine, too, then for $3500 it's not a real bad buy. Sell the wheels and put some stock rims and BFG All Terrains on, and you'll net a few bucks, and sell all the speakers, get a set of door panels from LMC, come out a few bucks ahead there, too, and you've got a decent 88 Blazer for $3,000.
    Aw crap, now I'm talking myself into this. I already have one 88 Blazer, no need for two, right?
    <a href="http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3552374277.html” target=”_blank”>http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3552374277.html

    1. racer139 Avatar
      racer139

      Seems like a decent truck and I would be interested if it was original. Im a huge k-5 fan but the new panels if not done really really well would start rotting as soon as it hit this province. These did not stand up well to road salt and usually needed new inner and outer quarters and inner and outer rockers in ten or less years if not well undercoated when new and every year afterwards.

  24. I Think Not Avatar
    I Think Not

    This man is a liar! It will NEVER be a reliable daily driver. I've tried. I pray every morning before I turn the key that it will start. Sometimes, my prayer goes unanswered.
    But I want his interior for my '80 Rabbit Convertible. My seats are shit and my dash is cracked to hell and back. Oddly, my rear bumper is folded in the same way, but not as far, and with none of the accompanying body damage. That must just be how they fold when they're hit.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3E43L73I95Ge5F45X0d17badfc401cbed1d2a.jpg"&gt;
    <a href="http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/3529321476.html” target=”_blank”>http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/3529321476.html

      1. Vairship Avatar
        Vairship

        Nice speedholes in the sill!

    1. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      Well doesn't it matter if its a Pennsylvanian or German Rabbit? The German ones were reliable where the PA ones weren't?

      1. I Think Not Avatar
        I Think Not

        All 'verts were built in Germany by Karmann, even after the rest of the production moved to PA. So, if it's true that German-built should be more reliable, my car defies that!
        See the little badge behind my front wheel arch? That's the Karmann badge. The white one for sale looks to have it, too. The convertible shared only the front clip with the rest of the lineup, and the unibody was so substantially different that when I have ordered chassis parts, I have to specify that I am ordering for a convertible.
        Unfortunately, I'd probably have less trouble with the thing if it were carbureted instead of the finicky Bosch K-jetronic mechanical fuel injection, but that's just part of its character, right?

        1. fodder650 Avatar
          fodder650

          You learn something new every other day .

  25. P161911 Avatar

    I love this one:
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Ke3ma3H45N75E65Mfd1jc07d2982d5db13f7.jpg"width=500&gt; http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/cto/3556469105….
    I love the fact the price in the header is $2700, but the text includes: "NO I WONT TAKE LESS THAN 3300 FOR THE CAR"

  26. Tomsk Avatar

    What's better than a Sunfire with Lambo doors? A Sunfire with Lambo doors and two TVs under the hood. Like, duh…
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3k13G33Nf5I55K95H2d1f13327940ad3a16bf.jpg"&gt;
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/35484222

    1. VolvoNut Avatar

      A Sunfire with Lambo doors and two TVs under the hood and a seriously over stressed rear suspension.

    2. wolfie Avatar
      wolfie

      Crap with Wings?

    3. dead_elvis Avatar

      This is possibly the biggest pile of WTF?! I've seen.
      Also – "Air brushed butterflies all under hood"… heh, I figured this was injected.

    4. Devin Avatar
      Devin

      From this guy's own admission, he discovered he had an oil leak, and instead of fixing that leak, he decided to spend his time buying TVs to cram into every crevice. That's priorities.

      1. jeepjeff Avatar
        jeepjeff

        I was going to say, from the way it's riding, it looks like he put all the TVs in the trunk.
        (Yes, I know, that's where the sub is)

        1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick

          …and teddy bears.
          <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3k43Fb3l85Ia5Na5K6d1f357ac858876611a7.jpg&quot; width="500">

    5. Sean Avatar
      Sean

      Goodbye everyone, I need to be with my People. (sunfire swooshes off in a cloud of purple rainbows)

      1. Devin Avatar
        Devin

        Wait, so he's part of the same species that is abducting the Grand Am sellers above?

    6. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Link was messed up. Here ya go: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/35484222
      Now you also can witness the "too appreciate"!

      1. jeepjeff Avatar
        jeepjeff

        Especially the Blach and Purple Interior. The descriptor "Blach" certainly captures the interior. I see a bright future for this guy at Mansory. Very bright. As in: multiple, clashing neon tints in the same interior design bright.

        1. Vairship Avatar
          Vairship

          Now don't go harping on the guy just because he misspelled Bleach and Purple!

      2. danleym Avatar
        danleym

        Thanks for the fix- I figured it out and deleted the comment, but you were apparently too quick for me.
        I want to know what the guy's other "showcar" is.

  27. dead_elvis Avatar

    No more reaching up to the roof to hold down your Craigslist-bargain used mattress!
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3K53N63H15Ge5E25Jed13ea035aee45d412dc.jpg"&gt;
    $1,195 1994 Cutlass Supreme Convertible
    * Runs and Drives Great
    * Hauls Queen Beds Like A Champ
    * Steering Pump Makes Whining Sound
    * Windshield Is Cracked
    * Convertible Top Works, Not In The Best Condition Though
    * Leaks Oil
    * Interior Dash Lights Work Sometimes
    * Drivers Side Door Does Not Open
    * Trunk Gets Water In It When It Rains <<yeah, that's not a problem around Seattle.
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/3518713196….
    I hope all of their other listings also include the keyword "furnitureding".

    1. I Think Not Avatar
      I Think Not

      This guy has missed a marketing opportunity:
      "Comes complete with queen Serta Sleepmaster to exercise all the tail you'll grab with this ride!"

    2. JayP2112 Avatar
      JayP2112

      Twin Dual Cam FTW.

    1. I Think Not Avatar
      I Think Not

      Tried that. 95% of the listings were old 4cyl/auto Mustangs, and the remainder were Sebrings.

    2. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Well, you can't deny that that is a fine converTABLE…
      It might not ever move under its own power, but tables don't need to do that.

  28. dead_elvis Avatar

    Photograph roulette? Or is Keith taking the aphorism about pictures & their worth in words literally, and attempting to substitute readability with visual Tourette's?
    CHEVY CAMARO 1999 – $6500 (KENT)
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M73Ic3H45I85M95Jfd1m2c470c092e691159.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Ia3N73Hb5N55E75K5d1m087f594ea7c31c4d.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3n33E33Jf5Gc5E85H5d1mb1b5923adbe71487.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Fc3M33Je5I15E25M7d1m5b1d4284865e13fb.jpg"&gt;
    <a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/3565247136.html” target=”_blank”>http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/3565247136.html

  29. wolfie Avatar
    wolfie

    I would like to dust some red paint on the Pontiac/Truck mobile used in the header of this post.
    These things always look better with fresh paint.

  30. danleym Avatar
    danleym

    Rebel Machine for $1,000? That's a great deal in just about any condition!
    <img src="http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20121116/28020322_1X.JPG&quot; width=500>
    <img src="http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20121116/28020322_3X.JPG&quot; width=500>
    Like I said, just about any. Maybe not so much in this condition.
    <a href="http://www.copart.com/c2/individualLot.html?lotId=28020322&searchType=onSaleNow” target=”_blank”>http://www.copart.com/c2/individualLot.html?lotId=28020322&searchType=onSaleNow

    1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      <img src="http://i.imgur.com/qkfZa.gif"&gt;

    2. Devin Avatar
      Devin

      That'll buff out.

    3. muthalovin Avatar

      Buffing… It will not help.

    4. I Think Not Avatar
      I Think Not

      I want to see the state of the Steinway that did this…

    5. fodder650 Avatar
      fodder650

      That's a long way to go to turn it into a convertible.

  31. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    Crappy convertibles? Norwegian and Swedish entries:
    The electric car craze is definitely nothing that lives on taste… 2007 Incalcu two seater, for as little as happy 8000$.
    <img src="http://finncdn.no/mmo/2013/1/vertical-3/04/9/391/165/39_1160890841.jpg"&gt;
    This total crapshoot BMW doesn't drive yet/anymore, but it is so crazy stupid – once found, I had to share.
    <img src="http://finncdn.no/mmo/2012/12/vertical-3/14/5/357/728/15_1933789906_xl.jpg"&gt;
    Volvo Amazon "custom cab. If you puke on it, it won't show:
    <img src="http://213.132.112.105/images_full/27/2708354215.jpg"&gt;
    After all this crap I'd like to wrap it up with something cool again, as so many of you have done before me here. This Volvo TGB1111 in "tank killer" equipment is actually registered as a convertible and it is in true military style hardly used. Nice toy!
    <img src="http://213.132.112.104/images_full/27/2734319049.jpg"&gt;

  32. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    My lengthy post filled with URLs disappeared again and might have been marked as spam. I am thankful if one of you mechanics can fix this:
    http://hooniverse.info/2013/01/23/craigslist-craps

  33. muthalovin Avatar

    Oh, so we were doing verts this week? Okay:
    94 Lebaron Convertable – $1100
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3G13F63H55Z35K25J1ccb698a0d2092401688.jpg"&gt;
    http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3471355618.html

  34. muthalovin Avatar

    Sadly, this is the only convertible Volvo I could find. Still, I enjoy the photographic journey.
    2000 Volvo C-70 Convertible – $6000
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Eb3Ke3I25K75F85Hbcbu0a5361786c54191f.jpg"&gt;
    <a href="http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3445825197.html” target=”_blank”>http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/3445825197.html

    1. dead_elvis Avatar

      Hate those pesky electrical leaks, especially when they stain the garage floor.

    2. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Not Lexus

  35. muthalovin Avatar

    Okay, this is just a bit too tempting. Though: "Car needs work. Car does work but has motor leak. It has been working on it but decide to sell it and just try to make my money back."
    1990 Mazda rx 7 convertible – $1000
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Gc3M23J95N65E55Fbd1ie790db38fb431ee4.jpg"&gt;
    <a href="http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/3555759906.html” target=”_blank”>http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/3555759906.html

    1. I Think Not Avatar
      I Think Not

      1) Purchase
      2) Remove rotary, because purity is overrated.
      3) Install LS1+6speed, because that's the only right answer to the question "what engine should I install in this RWD car?"
      4) ???????
      5) Profit — enjoy your excellent weekend car

    2. jeepjeff Avatar
      jeepjeff

      Two immediate thoughts:
      If it does not get it fixed, it gets the hose again.
      Or.
      It must keep working on it! It cannot sell the Precious!
      (EDIT: second one is supposed to be Gollum, I wasn't thinking about the dog's name in Silence of the Lambs… Anyway, with those two images, who still wants to go look at it?)

  36. Tomsk Avatar

    Okay, this lot is seriously kinda tempting. A '67 Impala two-door hardtop and a '65 Impala four-door hardtop parts car (Personally, I'd flip the '67 and keep the '65.) for $1400. Or $1800. Either way, if you look at it as buying by the pound or foot, he's practically giving 'em away!
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Ee3ne3G85Nc5G45Hed1m4dca06ca8e8a1626.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Ea3F73Hb5N15G45M6d1m674fd50b9f16161e.jpg"&gt;
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/35643397

  37. smokyburnout Avatar
    smokyburnout

    "Celbrity Owned Porsche 911 996 Cabriolet Convertable"
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3K83Ic3N25G35Kc5Fdccv59555115ba2b1b6b.jpg"/&gt;
    "Voted Best Looking 996 at the 2005 24 hours of Daytona"
    "Full Custom Aero Kit Ground Effects from Tech Art created for only TWO Porsches on Earth we are told. A King from Hawaii and David Wesley."
    <a href="http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/3513472699.html” target=”_blank”>http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/3513472699.html

    1. jeepjeff Avatar
      jeepjeff

      Wow. Just wow. Those headlights really make the Determined Frog styling pop. The aero kit isn't helping either.

  38. pwned88 Avatar
    pwned88

    '98 Camaro of your dreams right here folks!
    http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-truc
    Highlights:
    V6 engine
    -Automatic
    -55,000km
    TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR price tag
    There's a link to a terrible youtube vid of the car, skip to the 6 minute mark for the wicked ending.
    <img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjU5WDEwMDA=/$T2eC16N,!zEE9s3!WpO7BQRogO)3Lw~~48_20.JPG">

    1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Holy shit… This has my vote. That video… Wow.

      1. jeepjeff Avatar
        jeepjeff

        Ugh. Yeah. Need ear bleach… Auto-tune artifacts… Burn like Holy Water…

  39. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    I've had a post with four offerings somewhere here that disappeared again. Could someone almighty unspam it, please?

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Assuming it wasn't manually flagged, I have to wonder whether there's some sort of automatic filter that is less tolerant of posts from people without IntenseDebate accounts. Posts with links to craigslist ads and so forth would seem to be a natural target. If so, that could be awkward for this series.

      1. Devin Avatar
        Devin

        I think it's an autoflag if you've got too many links and no ID account – he says he's got four.
        I can understand why they do it, but it would be super annoying for people with no accounts.

        1. Sjalabais Avatar
          Sjalabais

          <s>Would</s>…is! I got myself an intensedebate-account relatively fast after I discovered this cool blog and crowd. But it turned out to be intenselyannoying, wasn't just log-in-and-forgot-about-it, so I don' t bother. Maybe I should.
          Come to think about it, four offerings makes eight URLs (link + photo for each). Like I'm trying to sell Viagra to Jesus making 8000$ dollar a month sitting on the lap of a Nigerian prince and so forth.

          1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
            Scandinavian Flick

            Yours won't stay logged in? I haven't had a problem with that on my home computer or my phone…

          2. Tim Odell Avatar
            Tim Odell

            Apologies, as I know Intensedebate is kind of a pain in the ass…seemingly for specific people. Looking at the spam queue, it seems to dislike you. I can say that it seems they've made a number of invisible improvements, as it seems to be broken less now than a year ago.
            I whitelisted this username via wordpress.com, but it doesn't exist in Intensedebate.
            If you drop me an email at mad_science@hooniverse.info with your IntenseDebate username, I can be sure to add that, so no more spam issues.

          3. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Thanks for fixing the post above and your offer for help! I'll try to find the Id. info from a PC later. 🙂

          4. Sjalabais Avatar
            Sjalabais

            Ok, now I remember. I tried to register at Intensedebate, ended up with WordPress. When I log in here after pressing "reply", I get redirected to intensedebate.com, where I have to log in once more, and than I end up in my intensedebate.com-settings. Not on this page, where I intend to comment – so I have to go back to the Hooniverse all by myself. Can't change my "Gravatar" – "close this window if it doesn't close by itself" – and everything feels wrong. Who made this? Monkeys?
            That's why I didn't bother to log in. 🙂 But I will remember it when I intend to post lots of URLs.
            Edit: Sorry for a lot of boring technical stuff, but with Opera Mini on Android I can't log in to WordPress/Intensedebate at all.

          5. jeepjeff Avatar
            jeepjeff

            You apparently never got to enjoy the Ganja comment system over on [Redacted]. IntenseDebate is a breath of £∞☠‰☢©☭ fresh air for some of us…
            (Not that your gripes are without merit, software bugs are software bugs, and I tend to be pretty intolerant of them much of the time.)

      2. sjalabais Avatar
        sjalabais

        My fat finger on a small screen gave you a red hand, while I aimed for the green hand. Sorry! Bad tech day.

  40. dead_elvis Avatar

    Minor tech complaint here for the Hoons-in-Chief: I can understand collapsing all the replies when a post accumulates 100 comments, but it really sucks when I open the replies to a comment more than halfway or so down the list, and the page automatically scrolls way back up above where I want to be. Is there a reasonable workaround to this? How about a button to open all replies at once? That would solve for the previous complaint. Aside from this, I'm quite pleased with the value for my dollar that I see here daily!

    1. B72 Avatar
      B72

      Plus 1. An "expand all" button would be great!

    2. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      Agreed!

    3. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      I've asked the folks at IntenseDebate comments (IDC) about this, because I share your sentiments exactly.
      …I have no good news to tell you. As best I can tell, they're not really doing any real changes/upgrades to IDC. It seems a little less buggy than, say 18 months ago, but I asked them for the features you're talking about back in 2010. They said "yeah…that's a good idea…thanks for the input". 3+ years into things, I'm reluctant to nuke this commenting system in favor of what might be a better option (e.g.: Disqus).
      Though, I don't have that funky scrolling thing you're talking about (I'm using Chrome if that helps).

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        Bummer, although I can certainly understand not wanting to go through installing a new commenting system.
        Chrome is my primary browser.
        Just dusted off Firefox & tried it there – hey, no weird up-scrolling… guess I'll have to visit the 'verse via FF.
        ETA: Apparently the unwanted-scrolling thing was my own fault – the result of the Chrome extension "DoNotTrackMe".
        Is there a place where the little people can pester IDC about adding functionality like an "expand all comments" button? I imagine we could muster a few hundred complaints/requests regarding that, at the very least.

      2. mdharrell Avatar

        As an admittedly less than ideal alternative, is it possible to raise the threshold at which the comments become collapsed? I see the value in collapsing them at some point but in most cases I'd rather scroll through a longer list than deal with the current method of selective expansion.

        1. Tim Odell Avatar
          Tim Odell

          Good thought.The options are 50 or 100.:(I used to say IDC is like an Alfa Romeo b/c it's beautiful and awesome…when it's working. It got a lot less buggy over time, so now it's more like an Apple product: beautiful and easy to use…as long as you want to use it exactly like they intend. “Can I change this in some minor logical extension of what you already do?””Nope.”

          1. dead_elvis Avatar

            and that's why my iPhone's been unlocked & jailbroken!

  41. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
    FuzzyPlushroom

    This formerly-cranberry Camaro isn't all that bad…
    …and this digital-dash '88 LeBaron that 'grandpa can't drive no more' has its charm…
    …so it comes to a draw between:
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3E23G43Hb5E35H85Mccch087ceb17eaa91f4d.jpg"&gt;
    This horrifyingly riced Metro
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3M13Ia3l05N95Ie5M7d114a9ee48bb9b81a2f.jpg"&gt;
    …and this… hey, wait a second.
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3Id3Nf3Hd5G55T25Had112aad261c06ae150b.jpg"&gt;
    …Well, that's remarkable. At any rate, this other '88 LeBaron Turbo is now sold. Sorry, folks. Guess it's the Metro.
    No, no, wait, there's more, because here's an upside-down '89 LeBaron Turbo. Where in Hell did all of these things come from, all of a sudden? Seriously.
    Still, that friggin' spoiler on that friggin' Metro. That's a hoot.

  42. Marlow Avatar
    Marlow

    This eclipse is awesome brah! Love the body work.
    Eclipse, CuStOm!!! PRICE REDUCED – $2800. This is my last ditch effort to sell the car if it doesn't sell i will put it in storage and re list it again for 5k come summer time.
    <img src=http://images.craigslist.org/3Ke3F73N95Kf5M45J3d1d8d6c3380798e1714.jpg">
    <img src=http://images.craigslist.org/3Ib3J33H65N45H65J7d1ea47b479501ce1895.jpg">

      1. VolvoNut Avatar

        some people should never be allowed near a car.

  43. salguod Avatar
    salguod

    Since we're doing converts, I'm reposting these:
    1927 "Model T":
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3G73F73Mc5Le5E55M7cc172e7e16248df18a7.jpg"&gt;
    Ok, so it's a '99 Toyota chassis (reliable!) and '82 S10 drivetrain (not so much).
    http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3449013879.htm
    AWESOME RAT ROD!!!!!
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3n93M93Hf5Le5Kb5M8d1gf196e7302a3117fa.jpg"&gt;
    This one's all S10, baby. Well, what's left of it.
    <a href="http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3550012817.html” target=”_blank”>http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3550012817.html

    1. Dean Bigglesworth Avatar
      Dean Bigglesworth

      Well i t looks like shit but it's still kind of awesome. anyway.. <a href="http://.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEX4nCiRuNQ” target=”_blank”>.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEX4nCiRuNQ

  44. Tyler Avatar
    Tyler

    The write up is almost better than the pictures, its entitled "sh*tty jeep!!!"http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/3616037849.html

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