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Bertoni, don't they make pasta sauces?

Some things look better in black and white- crime dramas in which the women are referred to as “dames,” Ansel Adams prints, and, according to this seller, Bertone X1/9s. Admittedly, the duotone presentation does allow the inevitable rust to fade into the background hue, but you’d think that having a big BERTONE sticker in the back window would have been sufficient for him to spell the name right in the ad. Also, a 100K+ X1/9? That’s like some kind of crazy witchcraft going on there.
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  1. engineerd Avatar

    With apologies to Louis Armstrong.
    You say Porsh and I say Porshah, You say neither and I say neither
    Either, either Neither, neither, Let's call the whole thing off.
    You like Bertoni and I like Bertone, You like tomato and I like tomahto
    Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off
    But oh, if we call the whole thing off
    Then we must part
    And oh, if we ever part, then that might break my heart
    So if you like Citro-en and I like Citrone, I'll say Citro-en and give up Citrone
    For we know we need each other so we ,
    Better call the whole off off
    Let's call the whole thing off.

  2. muthalovin Avatar

    The black and white makes this epic. In living color, it would be meh, not it is OMG. This is how you sell a car. Except with proper spelling, grammar and punctuation.

  3. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    At least the misspelling means that he's pronouncing it properly.

    1. dead_elvis Avatar
      dead_elvis

      Not necessarily – remember, this is Craigslist. Having met a number of these fine individuals</>, I'm utterly mystified as to how some of them were able to find the "on" button on a computer, let alone set up an email account and post an ad.

  4. TurboBrick Avatar

    I think the Film Noir approach works here. I see that ad, and the price, and I can hear Humprey Bogart saying "I knew she was trouble the moment I saw her".

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      "She had a face like an angel, but even from across the room I could hear her rusting."

      1. TurboBrick Avatar

        "I'd seen girls like that before. They'd all hang out at Tony's place getting fixed, night after night. I wanted to call my doctor to make sure my tetanus shot was up to date, but I couldn't take my eyes off of her."

        1. lowmiles Avatar

          "I should have known when I saw her, that thick Italian accent and Colorado Brown Metallic skin – I was going to have fun inside her, but I knew I'd regret it when I got home."

  5. dead_elvis Avatar
    dead_elvis

    I mean, some of them can't even insert html tags properly…
    /guilty

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      That's what the edit button's for! It even keeps your edits secret. It appears you aren't an Intensedebater, though.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar
        dead_elvis

        maybe you need an Intensedebate account, since I don't see an edit button here using FF or my phone.

  6. Straight6er Avatar

    $2200? Nice price. If i lived anywhere near there it would be mine.

    1. Benito Avatar

      It's safe to say that if I, and I think I speak for many of us hoons, lived anywhere near the golden state, I would have way too many sub $2500 cars and approximately no room for anything else.

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