Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Last week I asked you to sing a new tune, or at least to find us ads for tuner cars that were for sale. The tunier that better. We’ll tune those up in just a minute, but first this week’s quest!
Do you know where the word ‘truck’ originated? It’s apparently derived from the Latin troches meaning iron hoop, which itself came from the Greek trokhos or wheel. That evolved into truck or small wheel, usually used in reference to the carriage upon which a ship’s guns sat. It’s also been used as a reference to an exchange of barter, again from the Latin, but this time trocare. We’re not interested so much in bartering, but we are interested in trucks for sale, and this week I want you to find us that rarest of trucks – the Sport Truck! That’s right, Ford Lightnings, Dodge Rumble Bees, and their ilk.
As always, we want your finds to go down in infamy and not in the site’s spam filter. Follow any of the following advice and you’re crap will be known far and wide.
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