Rust sometimes makes a car look just a tad better. It gives the car a bit of personality and this 1968 VW Type 2 pickup on Craigslist is no exception. I think it’d actually look a little more mundane if all the paint was in order.
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.
1989 was a great time for American sports cars, from the Mercedes SL to the Cadillac Allante, nearly every manufacturer seems to be making sporty two-seaters.
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.
A Washington car collector named Ralph found a lot of five Daimler SP250s at an estate sale, and now those cars—which had been stored on shelves in a warehouse for quite some time—are for sale on Craigslist.
VTEC definitely kicked in right there.
The older I get, the more I try and subscribe to the “you do you” ethos when it comes to taste in cars. Stance? Sure, bud. Everything Liberty Walk does? If you enjoy it, why not! Donks? They’re part of a thriving culture most people don’t even bother to understand. But this... this 1997 Mazda Miata that’s been…
Like many of you, I’m a sucker for fast wagons. Unfortunately, most fast wagons like the Mercedes E63 AMG fall into the destroy your bank account category. This cheap Audi S6 Avant may also qualify for that label, but it will just do so gradually.
The JDM Suzuki Jimny instantly captures the heart of anyone that sees it. Just look at it. It’s a tiny off-road vehicle you could probably fit in a backpack. They’re adorable.
Wood paneled surf wagons from the late-40s and early-50s are undoubtedly cool. Mercury Sable station wagons are not cool. “But what if you combined them” you ask to the frightened man sitting next to you on the bus. He quickly looks away.
I have looked into your heart and I know who you are. You grew up on Gran Turismo dreams, pitcturing the day when those radical Nissan Skyline GT-R speed machines would be legal (and like, really legal) in the United States so you could drive so fast and so gloriously into your shining future. But! I am here to tell…
If you’ve always wanted a first-generation Volkswagen New Beetle convertible, but wished that the styling was less clean and more complicated and convoluted and confusing, then boy are you in luck, because there’s a fake-wood paneled New Beetle convertible with a hood and grille from a PT Cruiser with your name on it.…
I might get some flak for this but I truly believe the 4th generation Corvette is the best generation. Sure it had barely 200-horsepower out of a wheezing V8 when it debuted in 1984 but it also had pop-up head lights, saw blade wheels and looked like a shovel with t-tops.
By now we all know not to expect too much logic or reason from Craigslist. We know Craigslist is a deviant subset of humanity, sometimes an ideal place to find beater cars or dusty mid-’70s pong games, sometimes a terrifying hive of vice and exposed genitalia. This time, it’s a place where a strange serial Volkswagen…
I’m certainly not breaking any new ground when I say that a lot of hybrids lean towards the boring side. With a few exceptions, the styling tends to fall somewhere between “egg” and “space egg.” But what if you wanted a car that looked like someone made a Blade Runner prop out of a late-90s Honda? Then this 2000 Honda…
Have you ever wanted to own a tiny 4x4 that looks like Grimace and would make doves cry? Well now is your chance. Someone in North Hollywood is selling their 1996 Suzuki X-90.
You may have built model cars as a kid, but did you ever envision using a 1/18th scale edition to replicate the real thing? That’s what the builder of this homebrew Porsche 917/10 did, and it’s not even its most amazing aspect.
If you’ve been looking for a car to bring to Radwood, consider this Volvo 850R that’s up for sale in Ashland, Oregon. This one was originally an automatic, but the seller swapped out the slushbox and put in a manual.