this Ebay listing for a 1951 Crosley sedan formerly owned by world-famous clown Emmett Kelly!
Looking closely at the listing I was surprised to find that the car has a standard CIBA engine. I fully expected that this came with a solid gold engine block - the only thing I can think of that would justify the $35,000 starting price.
the one I profiled last year? It's probably still for sale). Given the condition, the stock paint and the lack of Aoogah horns, fake sidepipes and portholes, I'm going to guess that this didn't see much - or more likely, any - time in the ring.
Once we established that he was not clowning around on the price I knew I wasn't going to be buying the car. I mentioned my blog and asked if I could use the picture on Craigslist, along with a link to his CL ad. And that's when things got really strange. He insisted that I not mention the ad, and said if I used the picture he'd sue! The whole thing was very weird, the CL ad was pulled the very same day, and I've wondered what the hell was up ever since.