Lot 174 - 2006 Smart Fortwo Convertible Brabus Red Edition
|Odometer reading||57,287 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
- From a private collection
- One of only 15 convertible examples
- Brabus Red Limited Edition example
The Smart design concept began at Mercedes-Benz in the early 70s and late 80s. After brief backing by Volkswagen, the first model was released by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original being the ‘Fortwo’. The car launched successfully in nine European countries. Smart derives from cooperation with Swatch and Mercedes-Benz: Swatch Mercedes ART. The Smart Brabus Edition Red was a limited edition produced in September 2006; of only 50 cars produced, 35 were coupés and 15 were cabriolet versions. The paintwork was especially done in Intense Red and the interior colours were duly matched with usual Brabus upgrades.
Designed on the base of the Fortwo Brabus, this limited edition example can be distinguished by its bright Intense Red colour and is powered by a 75bhp, 3-cylinder turbo charged engine, with a top speed of 150km/h, unlike the other Fortwo cars that were traditionally restricted to 135km/h. The passenger compartment has seats and door linings in Alcantara leather and red top stitching, the speedometer, clock and turbo pressure gauge have the same red surrounds and the dashboard is covered in black Alcantara. Other than that, the car shares the major elements of the Brabus versions, such as the twin exhaust, 16” monoblock alloys and various accessories to assist the passengers such as air conditioning and paddle shift steering wheel.
This Fortwo Brabus Red Edition has been part of a private collection for some time and is presented in very good condition throughout. Showing a mere 57,287 on the odometer, this Brabus comes with a history file including old MoT test certificates and the current V5 registration document. One of just 15 convertible examples produced, this example with modest mileage is a very rare car indeed. Offered without reserve we are sure this limited edition example will bring much enjoyment to its new custodian.
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