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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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. . . 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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Here is info from your data card. Car was shipped in 2008.

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2014 EV Coupe 17,000 miles
2014 EV Cabriolet 10,000 miles

494 US version sales
716L UNITED STATES (USA) sales
72Y STEUERCODE LEITUNGSSATZ 2 production
808 Model year sales
986 ID no. (US-VIN no.) sales
989 Identification label under windshield sales
A03 passion sales
C08 Provision for audio installation (including rod aerial, 2 loudspeakers) sales
C50 smart radio ten sales
C54 Sound system sales
C63 MP3 interface sales
E22 Panoramic roof (including sunblind, coupé) sales
EAYO CBS-FARBE ROT METALLIC sales
EB2U tridion safety cell in silver sales
FC COUPE partsIdent
GM MANUAL TRANSMISSION partsIdent
H19 Breakdown kit sales
I01 Air conditioning with automatic temperature control including dust and pollen filter sales
I53 Head/thorax side airbags sales
I63 Glove compartment (lockable) with clip function sales
I75 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift (including leather gear knob) sales
IBBA sales
K01 Additional fuelling sales
K02 corrosion protection sales
K03 batterie circuit breaker sales
K07 speedometer in miles sales
K16 Weight-sensing system (seat) sales
K18 adapter for identification plate not fixed sales
L LEFT-HAND STEERING partsIdent
LAV American user documentation sales
LBW AIRBAG LABEL ENGLISH F. USA production
M10 1.0 LITER DISPLACEMENT production
M132 R3 GASOLINE ENGINE M132 partsIdent
P38 Hifi Package sales
R73 9 spokes alloy wheels 155/60 & 175/55 R15 eg sales
S02 Top tether sales
T22 passion price sales
T33 variant code passion sales
V01 Anti-theft alarm system sales
V11 softouch – automatic gear programme sales
V21 Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors sales
V33 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) sales
V41 Tyre pressure monitoring system sales
V43 Electric windows with convenience power window function (open/close)
 

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VCotta does your Fortwo run pretty strong and get good gas mileage? I have always wanted a turbo for mine but just haven't had the extra money to do so. I have read that some turbos have a bit of lag before it kicks in and sets you back in the seat. Just curious. Thanks. DCO
 

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So that means a 75 year old real estate agent had a Turbo installed...that's absolutely bazaar.
Or, she (a real estate agent, 64 y.o. @ original purchase) was selling and you were "buying."

What PROOF POSITIVE did she provide that this rare MY08 451 was equipped with a factory TURBO??? :confused:
 
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