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Grimster
May 15, 2004

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VideoTapir posted:

Remember that thread about cinder blocks and how they should go if you're going to use them?

If a car falls in a forest and .. oh never mind that's a lovely joke.

Quick local one I found:

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/car/572674778.html

OK what the hell is a "Chili Pepper" edition? Wiki and google are not turning up any "chili pepper" editions they do say in 98 chili pepper red became a paint option, so maybe only 500 were painted that color in 2000 and that some how makes the jeep worth $5000 more than even KBB says it is (which people tend to agree is already high to begin with)?

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Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Found another local gem while prowling Craigslist as I usually do and had to share:

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/car/580725051.html

93 Civic for $6500, more rice than a chinese buffet offering 2 for 1 coupons.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Advent Horizon posted:

Wouldn't a 2 for 1 rice coupon be superfluous at a buffet?

More RICE than a chinese buffet with 2 for 1 coupons, meaning 2 people eat for the price of one, so they have assloads of rice on the bar since, well, rice is cheap, crab legs and oysters are expensive and. God, never mind, it's a lovely joke when you gotta explain it.

Did you load the pics? the joke writes itself, riced interior, riced exterior, and riced under the hood, it's like, more rice than 2 water buffaloes and a cart can carry.

poo poo that's another bad joke right?

1993 Civic, $6500, nuff said?

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Aegri Somnia posted:

I know this is a "humor" thread, but I don't want to make a new thread for this:

1969 Chevelle - Does that sound like a good deal?

If I were within 100 miles of that car I'd be checking it out ASAP. I have a particularly nasty 402 big block and 4 speed auto that would be SO VERY MUCH at home in that car.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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How'd you find that but miss this:

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/car/603799638.html



Oh here's the 80's Camaro ad that triggered the tirade:

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/car/598872694.html

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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MrKatharsis posted:

I must have skipped over it assuming it was spam. Now I'll have to click on every single ad so I stop losing out on the real good stuff.

Sorry

Yes I'd totally buy that Camaro for the motor if nothing else, but not $3500, no, $1200, $1500 maybe, heck $1800 could be an option if I looked at it and found the motor to really be in really top notch shape. Big block 455's are never a bad thing to have if they run.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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VideoTapir posted:

OKAY PEOPLE, JUST REMEMBER TO BREATHE

There's cool because it's fast, there is cool because it's rare (or expensive, or exotic) and then there is cool because "IT IS", this car is the latter.

I'd drive it and just bang on it like a $2 whore, and laugh my rear end off the whole time, I'm talking poo poo eating grin. Who cares how slow or stupid it is. Just having chain drive is enough to make it quirky enough to have some redeeming qualities.

And hell I've spent that kinda cash on a "good computer" before, and that computer (or those computers) didn't give me near as much fun as that car would.

Definitely Craigslist gold I'd say.

For the ultimate in "holy poo poo you did what?" awesome, put a 2nd motor in the rear, and have it drive the rear tires, bonus points for using a completely different motor from a totally different bike. Chain drive isn't optional of course, it's absolutely REQUIRED in the rear too.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck


Haha oh man I grew a mullet just LOOKING at that thing. It's priced about 6 grand too high but I'd totally drive that, after I painted it all black to get rid of that lime green.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Rear Admiral BOOYA posted:

gently caress your hot hatch, I've got the deathwagon.



I am not ashamed to say that I am in love. I'm trying to figure right now, will a 12 hour, one way, road trip to Austin get me into "that" much trouble with the wife, to buy a car I don't need?

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/car/628402142.html

Jesus wept.



This hurts me.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Nitrox posted:

A repainted Grand National. It went from $20,000 car to $4,500 car in one day.

And while they're easily replaced, those WHEELS, oh my god those wheels.

Maybe not a 20K car but easily a 12K car if it's in good shape and NOT BRIGHT GREEN.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck


If that were a 2wd and within 200 miles of me, I'd be all over that, and I'd drag race it with that pink paint job with a grin. At least he's not asking $4900 or something silly.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Actually saw this one in person at a car show last weekend.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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MrKatharsis posted:

http://orlando.craigslist.org/mcy/806738060.html


This poor sucker got himself $6000 in debt buying a new Ninja 250.

How is that possible, aren't these like $3000 brand new?

http://www.kawasaki.com/PRODUCTS/Detail.aspx?id=263

I was close, $3499 msrp, how can anyone think they'd get nearly double MSRP for a used bike? That is truly automotive insanity right there. Makes me want to call him and just hear his insanity in person. "Yeah I'm calling about the bike..." and just sit back and let the stupid flow over me like a cold mountain stream.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Arzakon posted:

WaffleImages

1990 BMW 750IL

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/cto/844080649.html

This thing has got to be worth more than $900 fixed up right? 120K miles and all it needs is head gaskets?

Too bad the head gaskets are $125 each and the rest of the gaskets are $200 total. And god forbid one of the heads is cracked.

That screams LSx swap. Seriously, put one of the most reliable drivetrains ever into one of the nicest cars, the interior looks very nice and the car too, so just put in a drivetrain that doesn't require assloads of maintenance and expensive parts and win/win. For shits and giggles add one of those supercharging or turboing kits that pumps the 5.3 up to like 500 hp, use a 6 speed manual and just go surprise the gently caress out of some Vettes at the local track.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Otacon posted:

This really makes me wish I had the right amount of technical know-how and the required tools to do this. Mannnnn that sounds fun.

It makes me wish my garage were built and finished instead of waiting on the damned bulldozer guy to show up and start work. I'd offer him $700 and go get it and start work on it, even though I don't have the technical know how or all of the tools yet.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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goku chewbacca posted:

Tell me this isn't too good to be true. This is the cleanest Teg I've ever seen. Only 58k miles.

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/912672476.html

Does hidden text universally mean scam? I guess it could be used to trigger search keywords without everybody noticing and flagging it.

Yes hidden text is 100% scam or spam, I have seen spam with it on CL but I suspect whatever they were pushing was a scam in the end anyway, such as those will buy your house sites and stuff.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Tai-Pan posted:

There are collectors of 80's trans ams...?

I never knew they came with turbo 6s'. Is the engine any good?

Pretty much the same drivetrain as the Buick Grand National and GNX, in a more aerodynamic (and I think lighter) body, worth a good penny, but probably not 45K. I've seen REALLY nice ones (granted with more miles) going for 15-20ish. Think of a much rarer, more nimble, Grand National.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Seat Safety Switch posted:

I'm not quite sure what's going on here, but I'm almost positive I don't like it.


Click here for the full 1290x754 image.


If it's not just some redneck who has heinously abused a rusted-out Mustang with plastic body parts to turn it into a deformed aborted pseudo-clone of a car that was in a movie (Eleanor was silver, for starters), it's probably a scam.

This is without a doubt a scam, a redneck with a fastback on blocks with a gutted interior will want way more than 6500 for it. 100% scam.

And I dunno about you but I hate the loving Eleanor craze, with a white hot passion.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Aceshighxxx posted:


Click here for the full 1263x1020 image.


This guy is quite the salesman.

"IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY 2.5 TIMES MARKET VALUE FOR AN ABUSIVELY DRIVEN JEEP THEN GET THE HELL OUT OF MY FACE!"

Wow, seriously, wow, he owes 16K so it's worth 16K.

I think I read a thread very very similar to this recently in the business & finance forum, or two.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck

Ran across some gold while browsing the local CL at http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/1020113023.html



So my curiousity was killing me so I emailed him:

quote:

quote:

What are you looking to get for the car? I don't like pricing another man's goods. Tell me how many $100's I'd have to show up with to buy it to give me an idea what sort of price to consider.
Im looking for 9-10 for the car, I have some other parts for it that aren't in the description... such as the stock hood (painted black), an intake, stuff like that

There ya go, get it quick I'm siure it won't last long! Hahaha

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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revmoo posted:

If I was Craig, I would automatically de-list car ads that contain the word "invested"

Someone needs to tell all those idiots that nothing about a car is an investment. Unless it's a Barrett Jackson beauty queen and in the current economy that's not as true as it was 5 years ago either.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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RealKyleH posted:

RIDIN 20S ON MAH GEO KEEPIN MY RAP GAME TYTE U NO I MEAN

http://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/1036328011.html



It's a lovely (cute, neat, clean) tracker with big rims, probably the best use of big rimz I've seen yet to be honest, it almost works on some level with such a lovely car.

I mean if he's asking more than $5000 for that thing then it's CL gold (for laughability) if he's asking under $3000 (well 2000 but I will allow some for the rims) it's CL gold for being what could be a decent little buy for someone.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Professor Bling posted:

It's a 1978 Dodge Magnum... DAYTONA!

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/1047060345.html



You all wish you could be as cool as him.

Take the stupid wing off and the lettering, drop the asking price 50% and you got some real craigslist gold.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Two Finger posted:

Pulsejet powered gokarts are pretty loving cool.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-M...n-208355252.htm

Thank GOD that is impossible for me to go get because, I'd be bidding, yes I would. I'd paint it yellow with a big blue DARWIN plastered across it in big letter, and I'd win the 2009 Darwin awards hands down.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Sir Tonk posted:

Except it's an '84 Ram. That's not worth $5k restored, much less $10k. The 80's GM trucks will go for fair amounts, but not the Rams. They look like hell and there's nothing special about the engines.

The only 80's Dodge trucks that MIGHT be worth 10K are the lil red wagons and I've seen good looking and very nice versions of those for 6-8K on several occasions. A loving slant 6 model truck with non original paint? Hahahahaha $2500 tops.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck

Just randomly strolling through our local CL and what did I spy? Yes, pure, unadulterated GOLD.

Ok hide my checkbook NOW:





http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/1154760096.html

I don't know what it's WORTH but I'm sorely tempted. Surely it's worth that just for pure awesome alone.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Tai-Pan posted:

These come up on ebay all the time. Usually for a bit more for ones in that condition. They are just SO CHEAP for so much awesome, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what I would do with one. I couldn't even drive it to work as it wouldn't fit in our parking structure.

Parades, lots and lots of parades, picnics, most any sort of event I'd be there in my deuce and a half Car shows, church functions, heck I could find something to do with it every weekend I'm sure.

Must resist....

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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vs Dinosaurs posted:

Trade For Boat!!!



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Oh man, I have to admit, I would so drive that. There's always that part of me that's stuck in the late 80s where that sort of thing was "in style" and I would drive the gently caress out of that truck reliving my youth where I was way too poor to afford such a masterpiece of loud contrasting colors.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck



Ok how about some true gold.

http://huntsville.craigslist.org/cto/1187694225.html

I am really having a hard time not calling. My driveway looks like a used car lot as it is, I just cannot in any sense of sanity buy another car no matter how loving cool it is.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Doctor Zero posted:

Holy crap that's hilarious. If I had a kid, I'd buy that car from this guy, I poo poo you not.

Maybe after some haggling but hell yes this is the perfect first car, especially for a boy.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Legdiian posted:

Not really "Craiglist Gold" but I've been looking for a 91-92 Camaro on Craigslist and came across a RS for $1200. I emailed the guy and he sent me this pic :


Click here for the full 1024x768 image.


Now I have been out of the Camaro scene for awhile but isn't that rear end pieced together from about 3 different years? I asked the guy if it was a salvage title and he said the title was clean but he doesn't have one. I asked if it was hit because it was Frankensteined together.

Am I nuts? You couldn't get those nasty tailights on a 91 could you? Nevermind a 91 RS. And that hatch is like a 86 or 87 right?

Does it run and drive good? And assuming it has a title, any title it's probably not that big of a deal.

What drivetrain?

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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How do you typo it TWICE?

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Huggable Bear King posted:

OK this isn't craigslist but its so hideous I had to post it











I am extremely embarrassed to admit I sorta like this, in my defense, I was about 15 when poo poo like this was "cool" (mid to late 1980s) I still have an unhealthy love for the garish pastel colors and big heartbeat graphics and drippy green graphics and crap you saw so much back then mostly on lowrider pickups.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Tai-Pan posted:

Speed AND CASH!
This incredible example of refinement and taste is yours for a mere $120,000.
Okay, so its probably well made, but good god, that is tacky.

The car is snorting a line of American flag.

http://austin.craigslist.org/ctd/1495200207.html


Knock off the 1 from the price and I'll SO drive the poo poo out of that.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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RealKyleH posted:

You couldnt build the power train for that though. not that the price is reasonable.

EDIT: Hell you prob couldnt build that engine/efi for $20,000

True but saying "remove the 1 and turn the 2 into a 4 or 5" just was so much typing.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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MATLAB 1988 posted:

This is your ticket to Fahv Hunnert Harsepahwer:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1512973158.html

1968 Buick Skylark 350 manuel
400 hp(500 hp)
4-Speed MANUEL


Click here for the full 921x924 image.


So a tired 350 with some headers and bolt on shiny things, "500 hp" oh yeah.

If this thing is putting more than 200 to the wheels or 275 to the crank I'd be stunned, 100% stunned. And the grammar and spelling errors are simply a sight to behold, I'm no English major myself but drat.

Grimster
May 15, 2004

you suck

Not craigslist, but ebay, but WHOO BOY get ready for the GOLD.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988...=item2c527e4149

I've seen so many jokes about someone doing this but no one ever ACTUALLY doing this, until now.

I'm sure there's lots of funny here but this line just caught my eye and held it, and held it, and held it: Exoskelton done with rigid 40 PVC

That's right folks, RIGID PVC used in the "Exoskeleton".

Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Moruitelda posted:

Yep. It'll be awesome once you strip it out and put something in there that actually makes power. You know, like a modern turbocharged 4 cylinder.

Yes because I like twisting the motor to 3 or 4K rpm just to get my luxobarge moving. Big cars like that need big grunty motors with big torque way down low.

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Grimster
May 15, 2004

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Haven't run across much gold lately in my CL trolling but by god, THIS is gold!

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/rvs/1775760990.html

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