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Looking for G&K 450

Anyone know of a G&K converted model 450 for sale? Or a diesel 450 registered in the US?

I wrecked mine last night and I'm afraid the ins co might total it since it is a 2005. I need a 450 instead of a 451 since we carry it crossways on the back of our truck.

The smartie did it's job though - a pretty heavy front end hit with airbag deployment - no injury and no damage to the safety cell, doors open and close, windshield in place. Damage limited to front end components.
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Here's one you could call?

I found this on the streets of DC last week.
Don't know anything else about it, but there is a ph and www?
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I found this on the streets of DC last week.
Don't know anything else about it, but there is a ph and www?
I really like those wheels! Any idea if they will fit the 451?
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I really like those wheels! Any idea if they will fit the 451?
Yes they will bolt on, the rears will stick out too far, offset is wrong.
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flea bay is a good bet -- they come in spurts -- I've seen some nice ones for $8K with 6K miles on them -- you just have to watch. The diesels are dicey, AND expensive. Your state would have to be an easy one to get it on the road and it would never be legal in the eyes of big brother
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He posted on Club Smart Car that he's bought a 451 replacement.
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Sorry, should have updated here as well. Yes, we test drove a 451 and decided the ride and handling improvement is well worth the extra length. I was a dyed in the wool 450 fan, but pleasantly surprised by the improvements in the 451.

It will be nice to have dealer support for our 2011. We found one with 8k miles on it for less than $3k more than the ins co paid for our 2005, so we are happy campers.
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