Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
You’re probably familiar with the concept of the ‘black sheep’ of the family. That’s the ne’er-do-well member of the tribe that always ruins things for the rest of the family. Heck, for all I know, you could be the black sheep in your family. If so, way to go! Last week we looked for the automotive equivalents of that creepy uncle who’s only spoken about in hushed voices lest he show up and make it uncomfortable for everyone else. We’ll get to the most disreputable relation in just a minute, but first, this week’s quest.
You know, I’m feeling indecisive this week, and as such I can’t decide if I want to find coupes or convertibles. You know what, let’s split the difference and see what we can find in the way of coupe-convertibles in the form of T-tops and targas. I don’t want to include those hardtop convertibles because there’s just too many of those out there and I don’t think that even half of those are in any way interesting.
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If you’re good with that, let’s get on with the bad.
There are a lot of ways to spoil a car line – you can make them crazy over-priced, you can give them sporting pretensions and then only offer them with automatics… Or, you can take a relatively cool car, one with a long history of performance and panache, and you can saddle it with one of the worst-performing buzz-boxes of an engine you could find, just so you could mark off your CAFE standards check box. That was the case of the Iron Duke-powered Chevy Camaro of the eighties, a car that took all of the marque’s performance capital and spent it on vibration, horrible engine sounds, and an an utter lack of usefullness of the accelerator pedal. You might think that Chevy has since been secretly buying these up and disposing of them along with all the advertising and sales pamphlets that promoted them, but this one, found by irishzombieman proves that not to be the case. Yeah, it’s only $1,300, but the cost to your dignity, and that of its fellow Camaros, is much greater. Well done, irishzombieman!