TTAC Reader Sells First Official U.S. Smart Car After Four Days
Well that didn't last long. TTAC reader Nick Goddard's claims his love affair with the first official U.S. smart car is still hot and heavy, but four days after taking delivery he's put it up for sale on eBay. When I contacted him by phone, the 25-year-old owner was more than a little cagey about his motivation for the sale, claiming that he didn't really want to sell the car. He's just "curious to see what people are willing to pay." Apparently, his curiosity was piqued by a Manhattan car dealer, who told our nick2ny that someone walked in and offered $10k for a place on the smart waiting list. Anyway, the answer to the question "what's a six-day old 'historic' smart car worth?" is… we'll see. Goddard paid $20,500 for the vehicle, and putting the smart up for auction on eBay obliges him to accept the highest bidder's offer (incurring various penalties if he doesn't). Our man Lang reckons he'll get $5k over sticker. Any other estimates? Oh, and what are the odds smart may want to snag it for themselves?