OK, all you guys who wail and gnash your teeth every time you see a Junkyard Find that "should have been saved," here's your chance to walk the walk! If this classic Toyota doesn't sell, like, now, it's getting scrapped.
You've seen this Oakland DOTSBE honoree before, and it runs and drives just fine. It's got black plates, three-on-the tree manual trans, a bench seat, stereo, and a lowering job. Why is it doomed? Well, the owner- who's one of those Alfa Romeo freakos that hangs around in the California Melee/24 Hours Of LeMons milieu- has so many Hell Projects that he's forced to stack them with a forklift, and he's being made to feel pressure from Forces Beyond His Control. The commissars of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will pay $1,000 for a running, registered, pre-1989 vehicle, as part of their sinister agenda to contaminate our precious bodily fluids and send our grandparents before Death Panels, where they'll be rendered into fertilizer for organic bok choy farms. He doesn't want to do it, but landlords and spouses have a way of putting a car freak's nodules in the ol' vise and giving the handle a few cranks, so any offer somewhere close to a grand will get you this not-so-hellish project car.
[Craigslist San Francisco]