My Beautiful smart Car was built by Mercedes, then imported and modified for US specifications by G&K Automotive Conversions in California. They import ultra high end vehicles from all over the world and make sure they meet all USA requirements.
I am the ORIGINAL and ONLY owner. This smart Car has been in Southern California most of it's life and is located here. It is registered in Washington State where I have a home. This is the original model W450 in Mercedes Gray. My car has always been garaged when not in use. I also own a model W451 and W453, so they all have low mileage. I really didn't want to sell my first love, but I can only keep two Smart Cars. This model is called "Passion" for a good reason. Needless to say, I love Smart Cars,
The VIN # is WME4503321J282168 as shown on the photos of the title and VIN tag. A title report will be provided if requested. The eBay systems rejected the listing when I input the legally correct VIN.
The Washington State License plate # is 124XCB.
Smarty has low, low miles: 17,065. Virtually like new. The only blemish is a very minor paint scrape on the clear coat near the rear wheel shown in the last photo. You can see it if you really look for it. I weigh about 100 pounds so there is virtually no wear and tear. I have every service and repair invoice and receipt. My handwritten log shows every time I purchased gas to fill her up! She has been pampered and well cared for. Tires are in great shape and filled with nitrogen.
She comes with the original manuals, two original keys, and full service records. Smarty has the glass power sunroof and has been upgraded with an after market oil filter kit and oil drain plug.
Smarty has the Mercedes built engine with a turbo. The transmission is a six speed that can be shifted manually or set to automatic. The starter and rear hatch struts have been replaced. This Smarty was imported before SmartCar officially began importing and selling them in the US.
Smarty is garaged about an hour north of Los Angeles. Come in person to pick her up, or arrange for your own transportation service. No floods, no theft, no commercial use or lease, no salvage or lemon. My Smarty is one of the best original cars that you will ever see. This is a very collectible car!
California has the strictest smog emission regulations. I guarantee my smart car will meet the State of California requirements for this vehicle. A vehicle report will be provided if requested.
Note: I have been selling for years on eBay with a perfect record. I am selling this for my retired neighbor who is an absolutely meticulous fanatic about maintenance, quality and records.
Answer From a Smart Car Forum: It seems like they are exempt due to small engine size. I called Glenn Wilson, the senior tech referenced in Ron's post linked above, and he confirmed the exemption, also spoke to the California BAR tech at my local BAR office and he confirmed too, then called BAR Referee Services - they confirmed the exemption and made an inspection appointment. presented the car to the referee and he confirmed the exemption and transmitted it to DMV computer. Two days later spoke to DVM rep who checked DMV computer and confirmed the permanent exemption had been made.