Robert Falck from Vancouver is selling a 1989 Cadillac Brougham limo that has skis instead of front wheels, and tracks instead of rear wheels. It’s a wacky build that was made specifically for the big screen, and it can be yours for only $6,000.
First off, I feel like I should make clear that this does not appear to be a joke, or a scam or anything like that. I’ve been in contact with the person who posted the ad, and they maintain this is all genuine: some lucky person can drive, for free, a rare and lovely Citroën XM in exchange for a bit of driving the…
It seems like everyone has a crazy Craigslist buyer story, but this reader who was trying to sell a classic Mini got into what started as a price negotiation and somehow unwound into a weird racist tirade. Buyers like this make a solid argument for trade-ins.
From an engineering standpoint, this Dodge Caravan-turned-pickup truck (which I’m now dubbing “Caratruck”) for sale on Facebook Marketplace is a disaster. But from an enthusiast’s standpoint, who gives a damn? This machine is incredible.
If “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” crescendos in your head and your pulse picks up a little while you read this Craigslist ad, offering a Toyota MR2 in trade for labor on a Porsche 914, welcome to Jalopnik, you have found your people.
Right in the cross section of “cool car” and “drive ’em don’t hide ’em” is this gloriously well-loved 1995 Porsche 911, for sale, while also being on an adventure from Los Angeles to Anchorage and back. Is it possible for a car to be clean and filthy at the same time?
A Philadelphia Craigslist ad caught our eye with its photos of a Ford Excursion crashed into a bank lobby, but that’s probably the least weird chapter of this SUV’s history, which involves an arrest, lasers and Snoop Dogg. Not to mention being run into by a drunk driver and somehow sustaining zero damage, dragging a…
I know I’m speaking with a huge audience of people looking for Rolls-Royces on the same site you go to find a “rust free” Geo Metro with a rebuilt title, but be wary about this red and gold knockoff, for it is not the opulent British luxury sedan you seek. It is an imposter.
“Funny” Craigslist car sale ads: overdone? Surely. But every now and then one rises above the rest and becomes a work of literary genius—even if it was pretty obviously created by machines instead of humans.
To Detroiters hunting for a car on Craigslist, consider this a warning: The phrases “no rust” and “a little rust” do not mean what you think they mean. But fear not, for today I shall decode the special language used among Motor City automobile sellers.
Craigslist, for all intents and purposes, is a great place. It’s where you can find sketchy new roommates, put out feelers for used vacuum cleaners and perhaps flip that lawnmower you stole from you neighbor for cash real quick. And, apparently, it’s a place where you can find used Porsche 959s!
In this week’s installment of “All The Craigslist Shitboxes Readers Have Been Tempting Me With Lately,” we begin by looking at a 1993 Plymouth Voyager that’s missing a bit of thorax.
We see all kinds of car-selling scams on Craigslist, and some are clever, some are just confusing, and some are even subtle. Not this one. This one seems about as subtle as a cinder block wrapped in strips of pink, fresh Nova Scotia salmon.
After picking up my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on Sunday (you’ll hear more about that later), I’ve now got eight aesthetically-challenged vehicles titled in my name. And yet, the readers keep sending me links to tempting shitboxes like the awesome hacked-up Ford F-350 in this picture.
I’m starting to feel pretty good about one of my seven car projects, so naturally, it’s time to surf Craigslist to find another shitbox. Actually, that’s a terrible idea, but it hasn’t stopped readers from tempting me with all these links to Craigslist crap-cans.
Right away most of you have read the headline and thought, “Of course not, McParland! How obvious do you need to get?” I too thought this was common sense—until I got an alarming amount of emails from readers that have put themselves in a tough spot because they agreed to finance their buyers.
For some reason, even after I announced the questionable purchase of my eighth dysfunctional vehicle—a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle—readers continue sending me Craigslist links to total shitboxes, which I definitely shouldn’t buy... Right?
I don’t need any more vehicles in my life, but I sure as hell want more. And readers know this, so they continue sending emails. They tempt me with my favorite type of automobile, known in the deepest, darkest reaches of Craigslist as “the shitbox.”
I’ve been tossing and turning in my sleep these past few days trying to decide if I want to add an eighth car to my collection. But that hasn’t stopped Jalopnik readers from tempting me with even more vehicles that could send me spiraling down a dark, dark path.
Another week, another pile of emails filled with Craigslist links to extremely tempting shitboxes. Here are a few of my favorites from readers who know I have a “problem,” but who simply don’t care.