The internet has many ways of killing boredom, but Craigslist is sometimes the best cure. There are so many weird and wonderful car and truck listings there on any given day, that getting swept up in a search for “one of a kind” or “unique” is sure to bring some laughs. Or at least some raised eyebrows.
Here are three such vehicles that fit the bill. In no particular order, these three trucks all bring something special to the table. Whether it’s rarity, looks, or simply a funny title that caught the eye, there’s something to admire about each of these rigs.
San Diego, CA: 1972 Ford F-100
This listing has a few mistakes, but what Craiglist ad doesn’t? It should be noted that the truck is an F-100, not an F-150. Also, the seller says the truck uses a “454” but from what I can find, the engine bay photo more closely matches a stock 360 cubic-inch V8.
The seller also states the truck was used in “FBI and IRS stakeouts.” Hold on… IRS stakeouts? I struggle to imagine the IRS having field agents that sit on their butts all day and wait for something to happen. Well, now that I think about it…
Anyway, the truck has a different attitude from other F-100s you come across. The flatbed on the back, the color scheme, the aftermarket heavy-duty front bumper; all of it combined offers an interesting package that I wouldn’t mind owning. Maybe ditch the wooden roosters and come down $2,000 on price, and there’s a deal to be had here.
Conway, AR: 1982 GMC K1500
Halfway across the country, one seller had the guts to call this K1500 a “panty dropper.” It just goes to show that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.
Still, square body Chevys are some of the more desirable pickups out there. It’s just too bad that the ad description is long on jokes and short on details. From what it does say, the truck has a 305 cubic-inch V8 and TH350 transmission, and four-wheel-drive of course. All of which function perfectly provided “you’re not a liberal.”
“It’s hard to put a price on what it would feel like to own this piece of the American dream,” says the seller. I don’t know about that. Maybe he’ll take $3,000, a dozen cans of Grizzly Wintergreen Long Cut, and a 30-pack of Coors?
Miami, FL: 1992 Chevrolet C1500 Mark III
The ’90s are back, baby. One look at this fine machine and I can already feel the Pogs, Pokemon, and Pearl Jam bubbling up from some deep, dark place in my memory.
This particular pickup is one of a rare type called the “Mark III.” Not much information exists on the web, but it appears Mark III was an aftermarket modifier (a la Centurion and their crew-cab Broncos). They’d take a run-of-the-mill truck and gussy it up with paint-matched accessories like a cab fairing, visor, side steps, and so on.
The end result is definitely a head-turner, even if it’s from another time. But could you imagine this thing on 37s and prerunning in the Mojave Desert? That’d be a sight to see.