Lot 247 - 2004 Smart Car Brabus Roadster
|Odometer reading||53,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,536|
The Smart Roadster and Roadster Coupé were introduced in 2003, based on a stretched platform of the Fortwo. The two variants are meant to be reminiscent of the British roadsters such as the Triumph Spitfire or the MG B. The Roadster is powered by versions of the turbocharged 698cc 3-cylinder Suprex engine in the rear, which is engineered by Mercedes-Benz. Weighing as little as 790 kg the Roadster is meant to provide the emotion of driving a sports car at an affordable cost; still, its price is not very far from that of a Mazda MX-5.
Both the Roadster and Roadster Coupé are available in Brabus-tuned versions with power increased to 101 bhp. The Brabus versions have a different twin sports exhaust, lower suspension, polished six-spoke aluminium alloy Monoblock VI 17" wheels, front spoiler, side skirts and radiator grille. The Brabus version also features stronger clamping of the clutch plates and a faster gear change. Top Gear praised the Roadster, awarding it Fun Car Of The Year for 2005.
On offer today is this fabulous Smart Brabus Roadster reading just 53,000 miles and supplied with the original order form and all dealer booklets from new. It is powered by a 101 bhp petrol, 3-cylinder turbo engine with charge cooling mated to a soft-tip, automated, sequential 6-speed transmission. The original list of selected Brabus specification options is extensive but some of the highlights are air conditioning, Brabus sports seats, ESP and convertible roof with partial electric operation. The car comes supplied with a comprehensive stamped service history, showing nine stamps in the book and an MoT test certificate valid until August 2018. This is a fabulous, addictive and fun little car that will surprise many at the traffic lights!
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