For a brief, shining minute, before it was flagged for removal today, Craigslist possessed possibly the single greatest motorcycle ad of all time. Written about a 1971 Honda CB350, which is described at various points as "fucking sick," "the Golden Lady," and "a classy lady with classy shoes," we were tipped off about it on Facebook last night. Unfortunately, in one of the great regrets of my life, I didn't get around to posting about it until the ASSHOLES at Craigslist took it down.
But! The good people at Uproxx did write up a post, and they were able to save the text for posterity. Enjoy:
Hey there junior badass, ever feel like there’s a caged animal trapped inside of you?
Only one cure for that: getting a fucking sick motorcycle. A 1971 Honda CB350. This golden lady will get you to work like a full-blown go hard, transport you and your shotgun through the zombie apocalypse, and give you a new platform for barreling down the boulevard with the wind tearing at your clothes screaming, “I AM ALIVE!” on the way to fucking bikram yoga.
Runs like corn through a goose. Engine rebuilt a year ago with ~400 miles on it since then.
I put new tires on the old girl, because you don’t deprive a classy lady of classy shoes. I gave her a new chain because she needed some fucking jewelry.
Electric start, kickstart, fucking push start, you name it.
Why am I selling it? Cos being alive rules, and I’m far too gnarly of a dude to have a motorcycle. I see a ramp, I’m gonna hit that motherfucker going 300 mph, backflip over the 405.
$2300 gets you the Golden Lady, two helmets, some fucking saddlebags, a shop manual, a quart of oil (plus all the oil that’s up in her right now), a full tank of PREMIUM MOTHERFUCKING GASOLINE (91 octaaaaaannneeee), some links to my favorite YouTube videos, a short story about robots, a cup of coffee with me, and whatever kind of donut you want.