“Curbstoned” is not a term you want to hear when describing a car you just bought.
While the word may conjure images of unfortunate accidents involving concrete curbing and mangled front ends, the term is actually used to describe cars sold by unlicensed “dealers.”
You’ve seen the abandoned parking lots filled with used cars and the empty city lots at busy intersections with cars for sale. The guys who run these impromptu car lots are called curbstoners. It’s a term I’ve heard only recently, so I did some research into who they are, why they do it, and why you should avoid them at all costs.