Different people have varying views and opinions on what counts as “art”. According to Meriam-Webster, art is “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings.” Going by that definition, I think we can all agree that this 1998 Saturn S-Series Jalopnik found for sale on Craigslist in Miami is definitely not art. That didn’t stop the seller from listing it as “ART that is a car,” and tacking a $50,000 asking price onto it, though.
If there is one place on the internet that we would expect to see a Saturn with a missing roof panel, holes cut in the fender and dollar sign wheel covers with an asking price of fifty grand, it’s Craigslist. Still, the ad is almost definitely a joke. It starts off with the seller suggesting the car is perfect for impressing those around you:
“Wanna impress your highschool sweatheart at your twentieth year school reunion? Wanna surprise your kids with something OUTRAGEOUS! Or have you worked really hard lately and need to give yourself a BIG BONUS! This ART (that is a car) is for you, buddy!”
He then reveals who the magnificently talented artists behind this thought provoking and awe inspiring piece are.
“This ART (that is a car) was refurbished by artist Justin Long with assistance provided by Robert “Meatball, because I taste like a meatball” Lorie. Year of manufacture: the future. When you can buy this: today. $50,000 O.B.O. ! Don’t let it get away!!!!”
As long as the car comes with Robert “Meatball, because I taste like a meatball” Lorie’s signature on the dashboard, we’d say it’s absolutely worth it. We know you can’t resist putting in an offer on the world’s most valuable Saturn S-Series, so check out the ad on Craigslist Miami right here.