As Seen on Craigslist – 1966 Chevy Chevelle

While this may be a perfectly solid car and a great candidate for a full restoration (assuming it’s rust-free and just needs mechanical work and some freshening up), I couldn’t help but laugh at the downward spiral that the writer follows:

  • “1966 Chevelle Malibu needs restored.”  Great!
  • “Doesn’t run has motor and transmission.”  OK, it’s all there, just needs some work.
  • “Motor needs put back together.”  Hmm, that usually means it’s missing half of its parts, but for the right price it could be worth it.
  • “Lost keys, been in storage for 5 years.”  Well I guess… Wait, what?

So for $4700 you can have a potentially solid non-running muscle car with a disassembled engine and no keys that’s been sitting in a self-storage unit for a half-decade.  When you put it like that, it sounds like a giant money pit.  But I’d be willing to bet (someone else’s money) that a couple days worth of work, some fresh gas, new tires, and some hotwiring would turn this pile of parts into a great runner.  You just might need to call a locksmith first.

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