The quintessential craigslist auto ad.

1971 ford pinto 5-speed MUST “SEE” $59850

this classic car is great on gas, cleen interior, runs like a dream! 800,000 origonal miles, mostly fwy, odomter says more cuz my girlfrien tryed to turn it back to trade for crack but i shoed her, whos boss, needs new trany and breaks. rebuilt engine. salvage title. amf/m radio, tape player, COLD ac, few dents in back, front, side’s, roof. SMOGGED! small amount of fire damage. very well kept in and out, mostly garaged. watertight even against being dunked in sfbay salt water (i tested myself). brand new tires. great car for student, daily driver. some salt water damage on inside and outside.

we are asking $59850 price is FIRM! first person to call gets it! NO LOW BALLERS OR TIRE KICKERS!! only selling so cheep because i got to go back to my own country next week. WILL GO FAST!!! serious buyer only. cash only (krugerrands). im in outer mongolia with car right now will ship at your expense. THANKZ FOR READING AND JESUS LOVES U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3 Responses to “The quintessential craigslist auto ad.”

  1. Flick Says:

    HA HA! Oh wow..

  2. JL Says:

    Yeah. I love the ads where the seller says the car runs great, but the transmission slips, or it has a broken head gasket. Both of those are repairs that range in the $1000 range, and moreover prevent your car from running at all.

    I also love all the cars that are priced at twice the blue book value for a car in excellent condition, when the car clearly has body damage and several mechanical issues. Just because you could get that dent filled and repainted, new upholstery, and a new set of oxygen sensors doesn’t mean you can claim that your car is magically worth twice what it would be worth if you actually did get all those repairs. Why, if my car was worth the cost of all repairs that it needs, I’d be a wealthy man.

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