After a long hiatus, Let Me Fix That for You is back, and this one is a doozy!
This 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak has been slightly "kustomized," and by that I mean cut the hell in half. Can you possibly start a more difficult project than a car that is actually missing half of the body? I have $5 that says the front half is rusty enough that it really only qualifies as a quarter of a car. If you were so bold to pick up this half-done project, what would you do with it? Crazy kustom pickup truck? Go through with the camper idea? Drive it like it is so you can just push unruly passengers out onto the highway behind you and toss out beer cans all willy-nilly?
The possibilities are endless, with the narrowest possibility being someone actually buying this thing. And of course, the italics are my added words of wisdom. See the Craigslist ad in all its glory below.
1950 Pontiac Silver Streak - $950
Date: 2011-07-05, 9:30AM PDT
Reply to: XXXXXXX@craigslist.org
Half of a 1950 Pontiac Silver Streak
Ran when parked four years ago. Engine is probably seized and raccoons have eaten all of the wiring. And by “ran” I mean it ran long enough to pull it off the trailer and into my garage.
Straight Eight Flathead, three speed.
Back half was cut off for a camper When I got really drunk a few years ago, I thought that it would be a cool idea to cut this Pontiac in half and make a super-sweet camper to take out hunting. I mean, who would not want a Silver Streak camper? Someone who hates America, that’s who! My friends did not think I could stay hammered long enough to actually go through with it. They were so very wrong .Well, if they meant "finishing it" by “going through with it” sure, they are kind of right, but I figure they just meant cutting it in half, and I cut it the hell in half real good, all right.
Call for more information This thing is such a cluster****, I could not fit all of the problems into a single Craigslist ad, and I did not feel like writing a 5-page essay anyway. Make sure your phone is charged up when you call.
Asking $ 950.00 I need to get this damn thing out of my sight so I can forget that I ever did such a horrible thing to a car, and so I can start drinking again. Please, just get this thing out of my garage so my friends stop making fun of me.
Location: Hollister Area, San Juan Bautista I am going to take it out into the desert and shoot the hell out of it if someone does not buy it.
Insanity Level: 9.5/10
Cars with more rust than metal, questionable titles, and even British sports cars pose less problems and raise less questions than this half of a beast. If you are so bold to buy this ‘Streak with its ass cut off, I really need to know what you are going to do with it, and how you became a complete maniac.