Someone has been trying to sell this New York-based smart roadster for about two years now. They keep asking $30k for it and since it’s still for sale, I don’t need to tell you they’re not getting any bites.
To put this into perspective, a perfect condition crossblade (a FAR FAR more rare smart) is worth about $30K-$40k in the US regardless of title.
Look, the roadsters aren’t worth a whole lot of money and are now completely legal to import into Canada. They’re basically making you pay an extra $20+k for the title and registration.
Bidding currently at $14k with reserve not met, maaaaybe they lowered their expectations this time around.
It’s probably one of the nicest roadsters left in the world...still, crack pipe for me. Oh, and getting this registered in some states would be fun. Pretty sure Illinois could do it, but that’s because we’ll give a registration to anything...even if it’ll fail the emissions test 12 months later. I also wonder why they haven’t driven it at all in two years? Maybe it can’t pass NY’s emissions testing?
At least a crossblade could be registered as a fortwo since it’s literally just a fortwo without a roof.
From the ad:
2004 Smart Roadster Coupe
Ultra Rare and Exclusive for North America!
8500KMs, 5280 miles!
A Real and True Smart Roadster Coupe!
Silver over Black Leatherette, Paddle Shifters, Boost Gauge, Temp Gauge, Tachometer and Digital Center Console readout screen!
This is the 82hp Version which has been chipped/ECU flashed to over 100hp!
This car is the most fun behind the wheel you can find in this price range.
MPG is 35, Smiles per gallon is 1000!
Removable Targa Tops with carrying protective case when detached.
AC/Heat, function great. Everything works as it should
Matte Black factory Twin 3 spoke 16" wheels
Not a scratch or ding on it!
Titled and registered in the US.
A Enthusiast and Collectors dream!
Low Reserve, Priced to sell!
Have a one of a kind car you wont see another one of on the street or at Cars and Coffee for under $25k!
as is where is. no warranties or guarentees implied or given. All sales final. No returns or refunds. Deposit non refundable.
International Buyers welcome.
With all that said...does anyone have around $20k I can “borrow”?
ETA: Searching the car’s VIN reveals that maybe the New York man was fleeced by Florida man and is trying to make back the money lost. Also, the car’s driven only 200 miles since making it to NY and those wheels aren’t black from the factory, current owner just put plasti-dip on them.
Is this car going to end up as one of those common cheap cars that eventually sells for million one day just because nobody drove it and instead traded it around like a pokemon card?