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Looking for a project car, engine and trans will not be used so hoping for a cheaper unit with reasonable body. Would prefer Passion or cabriolet but open to whatever. I am in SC but don't mind traveling to pick up vehicle.
 

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Looks like they don't want a wrecked smart, but one with a trashed engine. People send me a lot of cars that fit that bill, I'll see what I can find!
 

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Looks like they don't want a wrecked smart, but one with a trashed engine. People send me a lot of cars that fit that bill, I'll see what I can find!
Yes indeed that is what I am looking for. I certainly appreciate your efforts to help me out.
 

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There's that pristine, rolling chassis (red 450) a few miles near me (PA 15701) for sale, now at $2000.00 if I'm not mistaken.

Miss Mercedes, you know DT, right?
 

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Yes indeed that is what I am looking for. I certainly appreciate your efforts to help me out.
I went through my saved listings and unfortunately the broken ones have sold. There was one that apparently blew a ton of smoke and another with a seized engine. Looks like they got scooped up really quick!

I'll keep an eye out. :)

With your connections, maybe you could find me a nice/clean silver 2012-2014 Brabus within a few hundred miles of NW Tennessee? :)
Weirdly, not finding any vehicles that fit that description within a 500 mile radius of Nashville (first TN city off the top of my head). That said, I did find a cheap 450!

 

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Member Ckigar has a 2008 in Kansas City for $1200.00. He said the engine is toast, but the car looks good. It is red and has a spare tire on the rear. There is a photo of it in the thread about mounting a spare tire carrier. I just looked at the thread and it seems current.
 

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I went through my saved listings and unfortunately the broken ones have sold. There was one that apparently blew a ton of smoke and another with a seized engine. Looks like they got scooped up really quick!

I'll keep an eye out. :)

Weirdly, not finding any vehicles that fit that description within a 500 mile radius of Nashville (first TN city off the top of my head). That said, I did find a cheap 450!
I'm looking daily on eBay, Craigslist, Carvana, Autolist, Vroom, and a few others and so far nothing. There's quite a few Smart's, but no 451 Brabus.
 

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I went through my saved listings and unfortunately the broken ones have sold. There was one that apparently blew a ton of smoke and another with a seized engine. Looks like they got scooped up really quick!

I'll keep an eye out. :)



Weirdly, not finding any vehicles that fit that description within a 500 mile radius of Nashville (first TN city off the top of my head). That said, I did find a cheap 450!

Again thank you for your efforts. I keep scouring all the listings and figured it is possible some of the forum owners may advertise just through your group.
If necessary I'll buy a running machine and will harvest it's organs in case someone else has a car on life support. Seems a shame to shorten the lifespan of a perfectly good car but my partner would insist if it comes down to that or not spending my days isolated in the workshop with a project....
Member Ckigar has a 2008 in Kansas City for $1200.00. He said the engine is toast, but the car looks good. It is red and has a spare tire on the rear. There is a photo of it in the thread about mounting a spare tire carrier. I just looked at the thread and it seems current.
Yes that one sold very quickly
 

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Hey there PaulMac! I've got an 09 smart pure with an engine that needs a full rebuild or replace that I'm looking at getting rid of. Send me a PM or let me know here if you are still looking for corpse to play with.
 

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I went through my saved listings and unfortunately the broken ones have sold. There was one that apparently blew a ton of smoke and another with a seized engine. Looks like they got scooped up really quick!

I'll keep an eye out. :)



Weirdly, not finding any vehicles that fit that description within a 500 mile radius of Nashville (first TN city off the top of my head). That said, I did find a cheap 450!

Again thank you for your efforts. I keep scouring all the listings and figured it is possible some of the forum owners may advertise just through your group.
If necessary I'll buy a running machine and will harvest it's organs in case someone else has a car on life support. Seems a shame to shorten the lifespan of a perfectly good car but my partner would insist if it comes down to that or not spending my days isolated in the workshop with a project....
Hey there PaulMac! I've got an 09 smart pure with an engine that needs a full rebuild or replace that I'm looking at getting rid of. Send me a PM or let me know here if you are still looking for corpse to play with.
Yes I am interested, excuse my ignorance but not sure how to pm you from this site. Would like to discuss before full rigor mortis sets in
 

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Yes I am interested, excuse my ignorance but not sure how to pm you from this site. Would like to discuss before full rigor mortis sets in
To be fair I also don't know how that would work. I sent something, but I don't know this site well enough to know what it was really.

But yeah it's an 09 fortwo pure that I bought in hopes of restoring for the fun of it, but digging into the engine just a little showed the camshaft on the intake side needs replaced. And I don't have near the kind of space to comfortably learn how to dig that deep into an engine.


What all would you like to talk about it.
 

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To be fair I also don't know how that would work. I sent something, but I don't know this site well enough to know what it was really.

But yeah it's an 09 fortwo pure that I bought in hopes of restoring for the fun of it, but digging into the engine just a little showed the camshaft on the intake side needs replaced. And I don't have near the kind of space to comfortably learn how to dig that deep into an engine.


What all would you like to talk about it.
Looks to be in nice shape. What is the interior like?
 

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Again thank you for your efforts. I keep scouring all the listings and figured it is possible some of the forum owners may advertise just through your group.
If necessary I'll buy a running machine and will harvest it's organs in case someone else has a car on life support. Seems a shame to shorten the lifespan of a perfectly good car but my partner would insist if it comes down to that or not spending my days isolated in the workshop with a project....

Yes I am interested, excuse my ignorance but not sure how to pm you from this site. Would like to discuss before full rigor mortis sets in
Pm sent. Look at your at your profile avatar
See the the dot that's there now. Tap on the avatar
 

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Yes I have joined copart and have unsuccessfully bid on several cars. The difficulty I find is that even when driving great distances to inspect them, they are sitting on gravel in a lot and very difficult to ascertain the actual level of damage.
I appreciate the help offered from this group and look forward to being a more legit member when I actually get a car!
 

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That and I do not recommend getting one that's missing a bunch of panels. Some stuff, like the belly pan and some front end panels, are already getting rare.

Your choices for replacement panels are SmartMadness ($$$), Autobahn Dismantling (which usually only has white panels), or try your luck getting some from overseas.

I got a new belly pan from Taiwan and it's clear that it was just 3d printed. lol
 
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