Convertibles don't get much crazier than a Smart Crossblade. It's absurd, and that's why it's such a fun car. This is a design that you normally only see as a concept car. However, Smart was bold enough to take the Crossblade into production. In a limited edition of course: only 2.000 units of this eccentric roadster were built. This is one of them, and it has covered only 9.300 km.
We'll admit: the low mileage isn't surprising. This is obviously not the kind of car you put a lot of miles on. So what kind of car is it? It's a perfect car for a ride along the coast on a beautiful summer day. Like a Citroën Mehari or a Fiat 500 Jolly was back in the day. Since a roof, a large part of the windscreen and doors are missing, you sit wonderfully open in the Crossblade. This is the convertible experience to the max. You just shouldn't be a shy person, because you are guaranteed to attract a lot of attention with a Smart Crossblade.
To become a Crossblade, the Smart CityCoupe has been stripped of its roof and windscreen, but it didn't stop there. Almost all body parts are different. For example, the front and rear bumpers are also different from those of a normal Smart. Clearly an effort has been made to make the Crossblade something truly special.
The engine of the Crossblade also received a small boost compared to the CityCoupé. Brabus increased the power of the torqee turbocharged three-cylinder to 71 hp, which is an increase of 10 hp. 71 horsepower is still not a lot, but the Crossblade only weighs 740 kg.
The Crossblade is clearly intended for sun-filled days, but an unexpected rainshower si always a risk. Fortunately, this is no problem for the Crossblade, because the interior is completely waterproof. And when you park the Crossblade, you can cover it with the included rain cover just to be sure.
This example (number 565 out of 2.000) comes from Italy and was brought to the Netherlands in 2020 by the current owner. It has has covered only 9.300 kilometers and the car is still in neat condition.
A Smart Crossblade is a minimalistic car, so there's not much to say about the equipment. However, it does have a water-resistant radio. And 'gullwing' doors.
None, this car is still completely original.
The car is in great condition. There are only some small marks and blemishes, as can be seen on the photos:
Light rim damage all around
Little crack in the tailgate
Small spot on the rear bumper
Scratches on the left exterior mirror
The most important points from the recent service history are:
August 18, 2020 - 9.027 km - Mercedes Stern: MOT, including coolant pump, replaced V-belt
June 10, 2020 - 9.015 km - Mercedes Stern: major service, including engine oil, air filter, fuel filter, brake fluid, spark plugs, number plate lighting + right exterior mirror replaced (€1,086.73)
July 1, 2017 - 8.769 km - Ford/Fiat Autofficinia Milan: minor service, battery replacement
The invoices for the above mentoined maintenance are present (see photos).
Included with sale
Original car cover
About the seller
You don't buy a Smart Crossblade for practical reasons, you only buy it if you 'get it'. The current owner has been charmed by it since he first saw one at the local Smart dealer twenty years ago. Unfortunately, a brand new Crossblade was a bit pricey. Years later, he came across one that was for sale in Modena. He decided this was worth the trip to Italy. His sons were a little dissapointed when he came home, because dad had told them he was going to pick up a car with scissor doors in Modena… Which, by the way, wasn't a lie.
Seller - Sebastiaan Seller type - Private Location - The Netherlands VIN - WME01MC012H060098 Year of production - 2003 Mileage - 9.300 km Verifiable - Yes Warranty - No Body type - Convertible Engine - 0,7 liter straight-three with 71 hp Lay-out - Rear-wheel drive Transmission - Semi-automatic transmission Exteriorcolour - Jet Black Interior colour - Red Upholstery - Waterproof material Smoker's car - No Owners - Unkown (at least 3) Tires - Dunlop Sport 9000 (practically new)
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