Weird Craigslist Ad – 1969 Mustang Mach 1 $9500 (Free demon legion included – ok, I added that part)
Earlier this week, I’m cruising my “Mustang” Craigslist RSS search via the NetNewsWire app from Newsgator.com (which rocks and you should get it right now! – err…after you finish reading this) on the iPhone. Yes, I’m still 2G for all you money-burning-a-hole-in-your-pocket 3G punks out there…I’m totally jealous old school.
So I come across a post for a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang for $9500. Whoa what?!? It’s obviously a rust bucket POS for 9500 bucks. And even though I don’t necessarily want a 1969 Mustang ’cause they have that freakin’ HUGE rear end that I absolutely despise…unlike J.Lo, however (see reference pic), I figured I would at least give it a glance.
The post is stock full of pictures. The car is in great condition. It’s got a 351 Windsor, which isn’t quite the 428 Cobra Jet, but not many engines are I suppose. It’s rust free and a total stunner. Oh and what’s that cherry on top I see? Why it’s a real shaker hood. Mmmmm…cold air induction at its finest. A shaker hood makes almost anything sexy in my book. I said “almost”.
So, I’m thinking what the hell is wrong with this car? Something has to be terribly, terribly wrong with it. Blood stains, a love-r-ly rotting flesh smell, no floor boards, something! I did notice that there is no location specified for the post – which is not THAT strange. But down at the very bottom of the post below the email address is all of this space. And I swear I can see some writing in there.
What is that…Latin?
It’s in some light yellow or gray font. So I monkeyed with it in photoshop.
(screenshot) (screenshot with color changes)
So the text is:
faucibus vehicula Vestibulum Nunc sed lorem varius magna always posuere tellus tortor augue Phasellus in Aenean rutrum Vestibulum pede eleifend tellus non eleifend story dictum porttitor Sed the facilisis eleifend Sespendisse sodales fermentum are ipsum in vulputate in lacinia Nam commodo Nam sed Praesent
And googled the translation to:
faucibus conveyance Vestibulum Now but lorem various magna always to lay region tortor augue Phasellus upon Eneus rutrum Vestibulum pede eleifend region not eleifend story word porttitor But the easy eleifend Sespendisse fellowship fermentum are itself upon vulputate upon lacinia For to make fit For but With a ready
Gibberish…Latin + English + translation = more gibberish.
The post was flagged and has since been pulled, but I’m perplexed. What is all of that? Why would you fake post a hot car with all of this Latin/English gibberish at the bottom. Is this some new sort of phishing? Is the car totally possessed ala Christine and this guy’s trying to cast it out or pass it on to another damned soul owner?
Anybody have any ideas on the translation or what’s going on here? Please let me know.
Weird…just weird I say,