Lot 151 - 2002 Smart Crossblade
|Odometer reading||2,222 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,999|
- Only 2,222 miles from new
- Wonderful condition
- Full Mercedes-Benz service history
This model was originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2001 as a concept vehicle, the Smart Crossblade was created under the mantra of 'less is more'. Its small size and surprising power output moved it along in traffic, due in part to the fact that the car weighed a mere 1,600 pounds, thus making it rather nippy. Its introduction created such hysteria that Smart built a limited run of 2,000 individually numbered cars. Described as 'an open leisure car uncompromisingly designed for blue skies and high spirit', the concept had no roof, doors, or windshield and it was more like a beach buggy.
Driving it is like riding on rollerblades or a skateboard, an experience which lent itself to the name. The clever packaging came from Mercedes-Benz, who designed the car for the Swiss Swatch Company and also supplied the base engines, which have been tweaked by Brabus to produce 70 horsepower. Priced at €21,000, the car sold out quickly after it was introduced in June 2002.
This great example has covered a mere 2,222 miles from new and has been meticulously cared for all its life. The car was originally owned by a gentleman in Jersey, Channel Islands and subsequently came to the UK some years ago, the car is now owned by its third owner who cherishes the car and has it permanently garaged. Presented with the car are all the original handbooks, a full Mercedes-Benz service history and all the previous MoT test certificates. The car underwent a full service nine months ago. This is a fantastic opportunity to own a striking piece of automotive history which turns heads today as much as it did back in 2002.
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