Also known as the coolest cars we've found on the site in the past few months.
It’s OK if you think CarBuzz was on the Craigslist payroll for the last few months. We’ve written a lot recently about cool cars for sale on the site. This wasn’t sponsored content, just a love for finding awesome cars for sale in odd places. Our searching yielded many listings for supercars, a few new cars being flipped and one or two really, really dumb scammers. We fully intend to continue our quest to find the best cars on Craigslist but this week we’re taking a look back at some of the best cars we’ve found so far.
So far the Porsche 918 Spyder is the only member of the hypercar holy trinity to have been listed for sale on Craigslist. OK, that may not be entirely true but it is the only member of that exclusive group of three to have made it into this series. (Again, if you’ve seen a Ferrari LaFerrari or McLaren P1 for sale on Craigslist please let us know.) Since we last saw this 918 its price has dropped somewhat. Originally it was listed at $1.59 million but now that is down to $1.49 million. The car is still listed on the online inventory of Empire Exotic Motors, the Addison, Texas, dealership that originally posted the Craigslist ad. For reference its price is about $600,000 over the 918’s original $845,000 price tag.
That doesn’t seem like an unfair asking price to us but maybe the Craigslist crowd disagrees. Perhaps the dealership should offer trades for jet skis and home repairs in its next ad. If you’re wondering why the 918 has already appeared on Craigslist when the P1 and LaFerrari are nowhere to be found we think the reason comes down to production. A total of 918 units of the hybrid hypercar were produced, which is much more than the 375 P1s McLaren made or the 499 LaFerraris Ferrari built. Being the first member of the hypercar holy trinity to be featured on Craigslist was easily enough for the 918 Spyder to secure a spot on our list of best Craigslist cars.
If you see an R34 Nissan GT-R for sale on Craigslist chances are it's a scam. We wrote about one such a scam before finding this gem on Craigslist Miami. Said gem is a 1999 Nissan GT-R V-SPEC with 16,000 miles on it and an asking price of $64,999. The seller claimed to have all the paperwork in order despite the car not technically being cleared for import into the US, at least as far as the 25-year import ban goes. We took the seller’s word for it, partially because the ad looked legit and partially because we wanted to believe that a legal R34 was casually lounging around Craigslist waiting to be bought by a rich JDM fanatic. For offering people the chance to own an R34 GT-R sooner than later this car earns a spot our best of list.
The Ferrari F40 is a legend in the automotive world, and to see one for sale on Craiglist was truly stunning. This ad was posted by San Francisco Sports Cars, and if someone ends up seeing the car on Craigslist and buying it then the dealership would get a spectacular return on its investment. The cost to post an ad on Craigslist as a dealership is $5. The F40 was listed for sale at $1.49 million. We actually spoke to San Francisco Sports Cars and learned that all of its cars are listed on Craigslist as it puts a high priority on local business. This is a dealership that gets it, folks. The fact that it's one of the most legendary supercars ever earns the F40 a spot on this list. Hell, it may be the coolest Craigslist car we ever come across.
Of course we'd be remiss if we didn't pay tribute to the scammers we've come across so far. The flippers we'll leave alone, but the dummies trying to sell nonexistent Koenigsegg Regeras and Bugatti Veyrons deserve one more round of ridicule. While we really wish Craigslist pulled these bogus posts quicker it is always funny to see people think they'll actually be able to pull a fast one on those in the market for ultra-exclusive multi-million dollar hypercars.