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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-11-2019, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know the production numbers of the 451 Turbo and how rare it it? I just purchased a 451 turbo a few months ago and never seen one advertised.
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The 451 did not come from the factory as a turbo in the USA, unless it was an import, it was most likely added by a previous owner.
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Are you sure? Because the previous owner was a 75 year old woman and she bought the car brand new....she was the original owner. It's definitely a factory turbo engine and not sure if it's imported because it's a normal left hand drive. This is strange.
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What is your location? Only 453s imported to U.S. had factory turbo.
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. . . the previous owner was a 75 year old woman and she bought the car brand new....she was the original owner. It's definitely a factory turbo engine . . .
What model year? Please take the engine cover off and snap a couple pix of this "impossible" smart 451 factory TURBO.
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Miss M, help us out here.... Our resident expert on everything smart when it comes to models....

possibly it is a pre-451 model (450) built before 2008??
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I am located in California. Currently my tail gate latch is broken so it would be very difficult to get a picture of the engine. I shall upload one shortly after I fix that issue. My smart is a 2008 451 red Interior and red exterior. It's the one in my profile picture.
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If you supply the VIN somebody can check out the data card for that car. It didn't come from the factory with the turbo engine, those were only available outside of North America.
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So this one's a little bizarre. At no point did smart ever import turbo 451s to the US. The only smarts with turbos in the US are either customized, 450s (older than 2008), or 453s (younger than 2015). Your avatar shows a red 451, so that definitely rules out the other two generations. If you really do have a 451 with a stock turbo and live in the US, your car was never meant for our shores and I'd be genuinely interested in learning how it got here.
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