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. 

No matter the question, to a modern-day gear head, the answer is invariably Miata. How do I save that baby in the burning building? Miata. What’s the solution to world peace? Miata. Of course while Miata may be the go-to answer for all questions thrown your way, quite obviously DOHC four isn’t always the answer when it comes to the question of what should power that Miata. We’ll find out the truest rejoinder in a sec, but first we’re going to get our wings.

Have you ever, during the course of a road trip, had to ask someone how far away some destination was and have them respond that it is XX miles, as the crow flies? Of course that’s not all that useful on the road, as crows, and other flyers are not beholden to topographical impediments. That’s totally unfair, and I’d kind of like to be one of those flying crows (ooh look, something shiny!) and take to the air. That’s why this week I want you to find me some gosh-darn airplanes. They do need to be flyable, after all we have to catch up with those crows, and they have to be offered through non-aircraft classifieds, so no buymyplane.coms. I mean seriously, what’s the challenge in that?

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 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.

If you’re good with all that let’s see which MX5 me-oughta’ buy right after the jump.


Jiminy cricket there’s a lot of weirdness going on under the hoods of the world’s favorite sports car! You found everything from an electric Miata – and yes I think its motto should rightfully be zap-zap – to some sort of freaky 55 mpg diesel conversion. Of course neither of those address the prime directive of engine conversions which is moar powah! To that end HycoSpeed found us a Miata that is a monster. No, dropping a Ford V8 into Mazda’s little roadster isn’t a rare occurrence, but it’s probably one of the best answers to the question; how do I make this thing turpentine’d cat fast?

The ad for the car is gone, by HycoSpeed included some beauty shots from therein in the comment which was a big help. That lets us see that not only is this Miata a monster, but the under hood shot of the supercharged Ford mill looks like a nightmare creation by the late H.R. Giger. As you might expect, this Monster Miata is being offered up in Texas, where everything is bigger.

Way to go, HycoSpeed!

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