There are few things simultaneously more romantic and idiotic than taking a
in a beaten-down heap of a car. Trust us.
. David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan of
Hot Rod Magazine
fame recently undertook an epic trip from El Paso, Texas to Los Angeles with the express goal of doing so for under $1,500, including the purchase price of a vehicle, food, lodging,
and, most importantly, fuel. With this in mind, the duo settled on a 1972
Catalina for a lofty $650. Hilarity ensues.
Realizing that no one actually wants a Catalina sulking around the shop, Freiburger and Finnegan put the car up for
the instant they had the title in hand. By the time they rolled into
HQ, the vehicle sold for a little over $500.
The video is part of a new series called Roadkill that should document similar adventures. Keep your eyes peeled for more calamity-soaked clips in the near future. In the meantime,
hit the jump
to check it out yourself.