Lot 127 - 2002 Smart Crossblade
|Odometer reading||4,641 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
The Smart Crossblade was originally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2001 as a concept vehicle, 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, 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 70hp. Priced at €21,000, the car sold out quickly after it was introduced in June 2002.
This Smart Crossblade, which is identified by its individual production number of 0063, is typically presented in the attractive colour combination of black with a red interior and is in good all round condition. The vendor informs us that this ‘pocket rocket’ never fails to put a smile on his face whenever he drives it. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until April 2020, this fun open-topped car is ready to be enjoyed immediately.
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