NO RESERVE 10k-Mile 2003 Smart Fortwo Passion Turbo

Now available for auction at no reserve is this 2003 Smart Fortwo Passion finished in True Blue and Tridion Silver over a grey cloth interior.  The Smart Fortwo was introduced in 2000 as a hatchback city microcar manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. This European-market Fortwo was imported to the United States in 2004 and subsequently converted to U.S. DOT standards by G&K Automotive of Santa Ana, California. Powered by a 698cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission, the Smart Fortwo is a rare sight on U.S. roads with less than 200 examples believed to have been imported. Kept in private collections throughout its life, this Smart Fortwo is now being offered for auction by its owner out of Nebraska showing approximately 10k miles on the odometer.

This Smart Fortwo features plastic body panels finished in True Blue contrasted by a Tridion Silver safety cell.  The car has been driven very sparingly in recent years while mainly kept indoors beneath a cover, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX.  For the 2003 model year, the Fortwo received updated styling including new headlights and taillights.  This example has been fitted with U.S. market lighting and rides on factory 16” Smart wheels with Continental ContiEcoContact tires mounted in 2017.

Upholstered in grey patterned cloth, the cabin has been preserved by Mercedes-branded seat covers and a dashboard cover since new. Driver’s amenities include air conditioning, a CD radio unit by Grundig, and locking storage boxes underneath the seats. The interior has been upgraded with a Lorinser parking brake handle and leather boot as well as WeatherTech floor liners. Factory options include drilled aluminum pedal covers and a tachometer and analog clock mounted to the dashboard.

This Fortwo is powered by a 698cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine that was factory rated at 50 HP and 59 lb.-ft of torque, with a top speed governed at 95 MPH. The seller reports an upgraded drainable oil pan to have been installed in place of the stock version which requires a vacuum pump for oil service. Driven less than 500 miles in the past four years, the seller has replaced the cabin and engine air filters as well as an oil change in 2020.

This sale will include a set of two keys and a clean title. Offered at no reserve, this rare European-market Smart Fortwo presents a very special opportunity.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $9,500
  • Auction End: 2021-11-26 19:30:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 22
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Comments (48)

  • lekrz (seller) 4 days, 5 hoursago

    I just want to say thank you for a smooth experience! Your questions were honest and informative. I've tried to give this car the best of care and hope the next owner finds the car everything he wanted it to be. My thanks to Pcarmarket for the listing and to those who watched and bid on this car over the last week. Respectfully, Lekrz

  • richjs43 4 days, 5 hoursago

    Sold for $9,500

  • richjs43 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $9,500

  • ballengibson 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $9,250

  • richjs43 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • ballengibson 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,750

  • richjs43 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • ballengibson 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,250

  • richjs43 4 days, 7 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $8,000

  • ballengibson 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $7,750

  • richjs43 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • ballengibson 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $6,750

  • richjs43 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • ballengibson 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 4 days, 9 hoursago

    @lekrz @lekrz: thanks for your professionalism.

  • richjs43 4 days, 9 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • ballengibson 4 days, 9 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,750

  • lekrz (seller) 4 days, 10 hoursago

    A final note, as the auction is drawing to a close. The car will be locked in a secure building and held as long as needed for collection. In the event the car will be driven to its new home the car is serviced with a full tank of premium fuel. Thanks to everyone for a spirited auction.

  • richjs43 4 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • ballengibson 4 days, 11 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $5,250

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 4 days, 22 hoursago

    @lekrz: ok. Thanks

  • lekrz (seller) 5 days, 2 hoursago

    @richjs43 Very sorry, but with travel commitments and holiday, I was only able to do the walk around video. The engine was running at the time the video was shot and as you can tell by its 3 cylinder sound, it's hard to tell it's running.

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 5 days, 11 hoursago

    @lekrz: did you get an opportunity to do start up and driving videos…thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • richjs43 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $4,900

  • 200mph 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $4,040

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @lekrz : once again, thanks for your quick and detailed responses…..

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @richjs43 The battery is strong at this time but will need change out as it has reached it's service limit. I've always had the battery on a trickel charger during the Winter months. A charger will come with the car.

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @richjs43 Good questions! The coolant is designed for 100K miles and won't need replace for some time. The oil and trans oil was changed in 2020 with less than 50 miles added . The brake fluid hasn't been changed since I've owned it, but appears clean. The car is so low in mileage that most of these items are not an issue at this time.

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @lekrz: sorry, more questions: have all fluids been changed, brake, transmission, coolant. are the tires original, I think I’m seeing 2003 build dates. thanks

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @lekrz: has the battery been replaced? thanks

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    A quick comment regarding fuel mileage. I 've taken very limited readings and the best I've had is 43 hwy on premium fuel. I've not taken in town readings. The U.S. 451 model is estimated at 33 / 24 respectfully.

  • richjs43 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • 9146max 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,750

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @lekrz : excellent. Thanks

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @richjs43 Yes, I have all paper work covering that. The car has the necessary stickers on the car, for legal in all states.

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @gruvexotics The car has been in my collection for most of its life. The filters and oil changes have been completed by me as I have a lift and equipment to handle. Occasionally, at start up the engine idle is rough but clears out within a minute or two. The car has sat idle in storage and needs to be driven. Nothing serious, but worth mentioning

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    lekrz: do you have any documentation on the conversion to US DOT standards. Thanks

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @lekrz : thanks, just as I thought.

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @richjs43 The dash is perfect and at least one picture shows the dash without the cover. The car has basically been stored inside most of its life. Its never set outside since I've owned it starting in 2017. You have a valid question and concern and I appreciate your interest in my car.

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    seller: I see that the car has a dashboard cover, looks great. any issues with the dash uncovered (cracks)?. thanks

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @lekrz : thank you. Looking forward to seeing the videos

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    I'll add a few comments that didn't make the original right-up. I have a file kept on the car since 2017 showing many additional purchased items. The car will come with a new rear, rim that has never been mounted. Mercedes slip covers will come with the car and pictures show them removed to show condition of seats. Also has a rare under seat storage drawer . I do have some service records and the oil changes were done by me. As described the oil pan is changed out to a drainable type as well as a spin on oil filter adapter.

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @richjs43 Hello, I cent a walk around, however it isn't posted. The weather should be better the first of the week and I'll get it out and do a start up and driving video. Thanks for your kind comments and interest!

  • lekrz (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @gruvexotics The Carfax is printed out at the bottom of the pictures. I hope this answers your question. If you click on the report it opens , showing no issues . I appreciate your questions and interest in my car.

  • gruvexotics (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Any reason there are no service records on CarFax? Are there printed records perhaps?

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Seller: awesome car…can we get cold start and driving videos please. thanks

  • richjs43 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • TB 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $500

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NO RESERVE 10k-Mile 2003 Smart Fortwo Passion Turbo
Final bid: $9,500 This auction has ended.