Mike T

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  1. Thanks to Raoul Aubry: 6802584, Coupé Injection, 01 avril 1968, Blanc Arosa 1132, Simili Noir, BREVIANDES FRANCE Total: 2096 !
  2. Well now that I've cut my teeth for nearly five years (!) on a smart VIN registry, I thought it'd be time to reach back in time 39-49 years and try the same thing with my greatest love in cars (yes, smart included, I'm sorry to admit that here), the Peugeot 404 Coupé and Cabriolet (404 C). This poses some challenges: the serial numbers of these cars are not visible through the windshield even if they were, there are only about three or four of these cars near me and they rarely appear on the road so "spotting" à la smart is out nearly a half century has passed since these puppies were made On the other hand, the VINs were dead simple back then, being only a sequential 7 digit serial number. Peugeot assigned number ranges to the 404 C, quite different ones depending upon whether the car had fuel injection or a carburetor. Coupés and Cabriolets are not identifiable from the serial number. So the methodology is very different than the smart spotting: I get into contact with a 404 C owner and ask them to send me their VIN. You might think I'd get no response, but so far I have had people share over 50 of these numbers with me. When cars get to this age, I guess the owners are somehow closer....? I wonder if I did that with all club members here I'd be banned for spamming Best not to think of that, Finding the owners is interesting. In pre-Internet days, it was nearly impossible. If you saw one at a car show I guess you could ask to see the engine and then have a peek at the serial number. Now with the Internet, a lot of owners find it easy to share information and that includes the VINs. So......17,223 of these cars were assembled in Italy and then finished in France back in the day (1961-1968). With 55 in my records so far, the raw percentage is pretty poor, .03%. But I would hope that perhaps as many as 15 or 20% of these cars still exist, so my percentages are getting better, maybe 2% have been spotted already! Anyhow, I thought I would share my latest obsession and maybe also put out the word to all that if you know anyone with a 404 C (yeah, right), please let them know about my list! Cars found so far Carbureted: 4495784 4496096 4497320 4498184 4498203 4498223 4498412 4498457 4498736 4498738 4498879 4499232 4499371 4499847 4499883 4499956 4670032 4670938 4671036 Fuel Injected: 4590120 4590175 4590219 4590936 4591027 4593113 4595579 4596027 4598544 4598557 4598609 4598615 4598700 4598867 4599100 4599167 4599493 4599598 4599740 6800274 6800519 6800984 6801278 6801658 6801663 6801894 6801986 6802060 6802283 6802292 6802340 6802594 6803095 6803319 6803410 6803412 Mine is in the latter grouping, somewhere Cheers
  3. Three coats of colour, off-gassing at the moment. Wet sanding to come next week, then three coats of clear and more wet sanding...
  4. I was sorting some photos today and came across a couple of my 1966 Peugeot 404 C looking reasonably OK....it is, after all, a restoration project car for sometime in the future and so it's not all that nice right now, especially in its partially stripped condition. The Coupé and Cabriolet models were built on a 404 sedan floorpan shipped to Torino Italy from Sochaux France. There, Pininfarina fitted the body, assembled and painted the car, trimmed the interior and then shipped the cars back by train to Sochaux for fitting of the engines and suspensions. This assembly process was very expensive, and so was the car, as a result. In Canada, they cost close to $5000 in 1966, which would have got you into a very nice Mercedes at the time. Still, Peugeot did sell somewhere between 50 and 150 of these cars in Canada between 1966 and 1968. Worldwide, about 17,000 were sold. Most of the cars sold in Canada had the optional Kugelfischer-injected engine, which is one of the sweetest engines I've ever experienced. It's a 1618 cc four, slanted at 45 degrees to the passenger side, largely oversquare and therefore smooth as butter. The engine was brought to a new level with the fuel injection. MOTOR magazine in Great Britain tested one in 1965 and found it would do 0-60 MPH in 12.2 seconds (that with the 400 pound test equipment!) and it lapped the banked circuit at MIRA at an average speed of 105.2 MPH. They said it performed like a 2 or 2.5 litre car, with the fuel economy of a 1.6. The Canadian 404 C models all had the optional NARDI floor-mounted shifter fitted as standard, which was only a dealer-fitted accessory in Europe. The 404 sedan won the East African Safari Rally 4 times, in 1963, 1966, 1967 and 1968, the latter three times with the same Kugelfischer fuel injected engine as my car has. The suspension of these Peugeot 404 cars was extremely tough and many 404s are still in service in Africa as bush taxis. The entire lower front suspension is made of forged steel, and the front crossmember is cast iron. The sedans were strong, but the Coupé was even stronger, due to them having the same lower body reinforcements of the Cabriolet, but with a welded roof as well. Most 404 fans think the Coupé is the best-looking 404. Fewer than 7000 Coupés were built, the rest of the 17,000 being Cabriolets. My 404 C VIN registry sucks but I do have 25 cars in it *well that was a long time ago; now it doesn't suck and it has about 2000 of the 17000 cars that were made on it. I owned one of these from February 1981 through July 1985. It was silver and rustier than this white one, but still looked good outwardly and went like a bat out of hell. I swear it was faster than the MOTOR test figures, and I managed to outrun the West Vancouver cops one hight on the Upper Levels highway in this car (well I was going at an indicated 110 MPH when I passed the stationary radar trap and so had a head start!). The car was beautiful to drive and Sandy T almost passed her drivers test in it. Got to work on that one......it was a difficult car for a learner to drive! I have owned this white car - which cost me $500 - for nearly 20 years and it's been garaged all that time. It needs a fair bit of surgery to the body due to rust; the car has never been hit. To that end, I have been accumulating as many OEM body panels as I could find over the past 20 years. The ones common to the sedan aren't too hard to find if you scratch deeply for them, but the ones specific to the Coupé and Cabriolet are super-rare. Fortunately I have still managed to get: NOS front hood from Sochaux NOS front fenders, L and R, from a Peugeot collector in Cincinnati OH NOS rear fenders, L and R, plus L rocker panel and under bumper shield from a Peugeot repairman in eastern Ontario other NOS panels from a vendor in Germany replacement trunk lid for the (rusty) white one in the photo from a friend in Victoria - the very trunk lid from the silver 404 Coupé Injection I owned from 1981-1985! new floor panels and other undercarriage items from Peugeot Germany in 1989-90 The plan is to restore the car once we have stopped hemmoraging money form post-secondary educational expenses.....which should be in about 8 years.In any case, here are the photos. The rear window's chrome trim is in my possession and just wasn't on the car for the photos.
  5. Haha, count them yourself! That info was from before the time when I had found them all. And your math is bad!
  6. Update (new information is in bold): 242896 : coupé - Bushell Park SK - grandstyle No. ??? 247008 : coupé - Guelph ON - grandstyle No. ??? 256415 : cabriolet - St-Eustache QC - grandstyle No. 001, CIAS 2006, ex-Ontario (2009), auctioned 2009 257995 : coupé - Toronto ON - grandstyle No. 007 258119 : cabriolet - Ilderton ON - grandstyle No. 061, MDC cruise, fog lights 258126 : coupé - Warman SK - grandstyle No. 042, ex-PIAS 2006 Vancouver BC, spotted @ TPM Victoria 258361 : cabriolet - Armstrong BC - grandstyle No. 058, auctioned twice 2010 265930 : coupé - ON - grandstyle No. ???, ex-QC (2006) 266090 : coupé - Ouray CO - grandstyle No. 090, ex-Ontario, ex-Oklahoma, Title No. 56E057251, Odometer anomaly? 266120 : coupé - Kitchener ON - grandstyle No. 104 266229 : coupé - Brampton ON - grandstyle No. ??? 266280 : coupé - Winnipeg MB - grandstyle No. 188 266293 : coupé - Kingston ON - grandstyle No. 108, auctioned twice 2011 266323 : coupé - London ON - grandstyle No. 105, writeoff December 2009, Rebuilt/Rebuildable, Salvage 2010, auctioned as Accident Repair 266359 : coupé - Niagara Falls ON - grandstyle No. 036 266366 : cabriolet - Longueuil QC - grandstyle No. ??? 266457 : coupé - Dunedin FL - grandstyle No. 189, ex-Oakville, FS Dec 2013 by smartsellerrob, CsC forum gave update 266475 : cabriolet - St-Bruno-Lac-St-Jean QC - grandstyle No. ??? 266494 : cabriolet - Magog QC - grandstyle No. 086 266571 : coupé - St-Hyacinthe QC - grandstyle No. ??? 266661 : coupé - Chatham ON - grandstyle No. 109, 2006 @ smart Centre, auctioned 2009 266675 : cabriolet - Montréal QC - grandstyle No. ??? 266682 : coupé - Chambly QC - grandstyle No. ??? 266691 : cabriolet - Boisbriand QC - grandstyle No. 045, ex-ROCKET 266706 : coupé - Beloeil QC - grandstyle No. ???, LR collision 2010 266728 : coupé - Bolton ON - grandstyle No. 012 266748 : cabriolet - Longueuil QC - grandstyle No. ???, front collision 2010 266776 : coupé - Guelph ON - grandstyle No. 082, spotted @ smart Centre Kitchener 2006 266794 : coupé - Oakville ON - grandstyle No. 091 266829 : coupé - Renfrew ON - grandstyle No. ???, autctioned 2009 266849 : coupé - Kitchener ON - grandstyle No. 087, auctioned 2012, FS again March 2014 266972 : coupé - Mississauga ON - grandstyle No. ??? 267023 : cabriolet - Montréal QC - grandstyle No. ???, non-accident damage 2009 267030 : coupé - Markham ON - grandstyle No. 089, Salvage 2012 267080 : coupé - Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267087 : cabriolet - Roxboro QC - grandstyle No. ???, auctioned 2010 267097 : coupé - St-Maurice QC - grandstyle No. 096, GR-STYLE 267129 : cabriolet - Ottawa ON - grandstyle No. 097, FS October 2013 267161 : coupé - McLeod Hill NB - grandstyle No. 073, first car in 2006 Cross Canada Relay (Labrador), timing chain problem late 2014 267180 : coupé - Grimsby ON - grandstyle No. 081, ex-collude 267223 : coupé - Thornhill ON - grandstyle No. 003, spotted @ smart Centre London 2006 267280 : cabriolet - Bromont QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267336 : coupé - Ste-Thérèse-de-Blainville QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267357 : coupé - Montréal QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267374 : coupé - Welland ON - grandstyle No. 072 267384 : coupé - ON - grandstyle No. ??? 267394 : coupé - Greely ON - grandstyle No. ??? 267456 : coupé - Dorion Vaudreuil QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267476 : cabriolet - Montréal QC - grandstyle No. 049 267491 : coupé - Dunnville ON - grandstyle No. 169 267501 : coupé - Guelph ON - grandstyle No. 062, ex-D.H., auctioned 2011, FS 2014 267568 : coupé - Kingston ON - grandstyle No. 076, FS August 2013 267607 : coupé - PEI - grandstyle No. 059, ex-GF Park QC, ex-laime, ex-NB 267622 : cabriolet - Lachine QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267854 : coupé - Thunder Bay ON - grandstyle No. ??? 267866 : cabriolet - Longueuil QC - grandstyle No. ??? 267924 : coupé - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. ???, ex-Sunshine Coast 267937 : cabriolet - Montréal QC - grandstyle No. ???, Rollover collision 2011, Unrebuildable 2011 267964 : coupé - QC - grandstyle No. ???, ex-Alberta (2008), ex-Ontario (2008), Salvage 2008, Rebuilt/Rebuildable 2008-2012 268055 : coupé - Vancouver BC - grandstyle No. 046, ex-Ontario when new 268065 : coupé - Port Perry ON - grandstyle No. 002 268075 : coupé - Toronto ON - grandstyle No. 071, spotted @ smart Centre Midtown 2006, auctioned 2011 268117 : coupé - Edmonton AB - grandstyle No. 032 268133 : coupé - Vernon BC - grandstyle No. ??? 268190 : coupé - Prince Albert SK - grandstyle No. 069, ex-J.T., ex-Alberta 268220 : coupé - Castlegar BC - grandstyle No. ??? 268262 : coupé - Barriere BC - grandstyle No. 023, ex-I M SMRT, ex-904 AMJ 268276 : coupé - Surrey BC - grandstyle No. 052, spotted @ Richmond smart Centre 268286 : coupé - Chase BC - grandstyle No. ??? 268306 : coupé - Charlottetown PEI - grandstyle No. 009 268316 : coupé - St-Eustache QC - grandstyle No. ???, front collision 2012 268334 : cabriolet - Toronto ON - grandstyle No. ??? 268362 : cabriolet - Calgary AB - grandstyle No. ??? 268381 : coupé - St Thomas ON - grandstyle No. 065, ex-Irving, auctioned 2009 268397 : cabriolet - Niagara Falls ON - grandstyle No. 199 268412 : coupé - MB - grandstyle No. ???, Not in National Vehicle Database, probably in Manitoba 268423 : coupé - Grande Prairie AB - grandstyle No. ??? 268433 : coupé - Surrey BC - grandstyle No. ??? 268461 : coupé - QC - grandstyle No. ??? 268472 : cabriolet - Hamilton ON - grandstyle No. ??? 268642 : coupé - Ladysmith BC - grandstyle No. 035, ex-poodleboy 268658 : coupé - Vancouver BC - grandstyle No. 048 268673 : cabriolet - Laval QC - grandstyle No. ??? 268688 : coupé - Maple Ridge BC - grandstyle No. 053 268728 : coupé - Winnipeg MB - grandstyle No. 085 268744 : coupé - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 022, ex-E.&E.K. 268788 : cabriolet - Québec QC - grandstyle No. 064, Salvage 2010 268803 : coupé - AB - grandstyle No. ??? 268818 : coupé - ON - grandstyle No. ??? 268903 : cabriolet - Madoc ON - grandstyle No. 200 268943 : cabriolet - Kelvington SK - grandstyle No. ??? 268988 : cabriolet - St-Odilon QC - grandstyle No. ??? 269008 : coupé - Cochrane AB - grandstyle No. ??? 269055 : coupé - Lake Cowichan BC - grandstyle No. 028, FS in Duncan May 2013 269103 : cabriolet - Cold Lake AB - grandstyle No. 079, spotted 2006 @ smart Centre DMFC 269112 : cabriolet - Vancouver BC - grandstyle No. ??? 269169 : cabriolet - New Westminster BC - grandstyle No. 017, ICBC total loss, ex-RadTel, Salvage 2008, Rebuilt/Rebuildable 2011, 2012 269197 : coupé - Saskatoon SK - grandstyle No. ??? 269360 : coupé - Roxboro QC - grandstyle No. ??? 269368 : cabriolet - Edmonton AB - grandstyle No. 116, ex-BC (2009), auctioned 2009 269409 : coupé - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 118 269430 : coupé - Calgary AB - grandstyle No. ??? 269452 : cabriolet - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 123, spotted @ Zimmer smart Centre 2006 269460 : coupé - Yellow Grass SK - grandstyle No. 008 269491 : coupé - Hull QC - grandstyle No. ??? 269526 : coupé - Sioux Lookout ON - grandstyle No. 135 269540 : coupé - Guelph ON - grandstyle No. 155, spotted @ smart Centre Kitchener 2006 269554 : coupé - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. ??? 269609 : coupé - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 115, spotted @ TPM Victoria 269649 : coupé - Vancouver BC - grandstyle No. 132, spotted @ smart Broadway 269700 : coupé - Westbank BC - grandstyle No. 029, ex-Vancouver 269733 : coupé - Vancouver BC - grandstyle No. 120 269803 : cabriolet - Hamilton ON - grandstyle No. 136 269846 : coupé - Kamloops BC - grandstyle No. 088, spotted @ Zimmer smart Centre 269862 : coupé - Blind Bay BC - grandstyle No. 128, spotted @ Zimmer smart Centre 269903 : coupé - Sooke BC - grandstyle No. 112 (flower sticker), 544BLF 269913 : coupé - North Vancouver BC - grandstyle No. 129 269968 : coupé - Markham ON - grandstyle No. 137 270001 : coupé - Longueuil QC - grandstyle No. ???, auctioned 2009 270016 : cabriolet - Burlington ON - grandstyle No. 159 270024 : coupé - Surrey BC - grandstyle No. ???, FS Aug 2012 in Vancouver 270034 : coupé - Langley BC - grandstyle No. 121 270059 : coupé - Hamilton ON - grandstyle No. 130, auctioned 2009 (Toronto), ex-St Catharines, writeoff 2012 270078 : cabriolet - Brampton ON - grandstyle No. ??? 270134 : coupé - Niagara Falls ON - grandstyle No. 024 270148 : coupé - Val d'Or QC - grandstyle No. ???, RF collision 2011 270181 : coupé - Sidney BC - grandstyle No. 122, spotted @ TPM Nanaimo 2006 270228 : cabriolet - Delta BC - grandstyle No. 147, spotted @ smart Centre Richmond 2006 270238 : coupé - Kelowna BC - grandstyle No. ??? 270270 : coupé - Surrey BC - grandstyle No. 019, auctioned 2009, 2010, ex-Vancouver 270310 : coupé - Regina SK - grandstyle No. ??? 270446 : cabriolet - Kelowna BC - grandstyle No. 083, ex-Vancouver, spotted @ TPM Victoria 2011 271894 : coupé - Leduc AB - grandstyle No. ??? 272108 : cabriolet - Vernon BC - grandstyle No. ???, ex-Alberta (2010) 272517 : coupé - Calgary AB - grandstyle No. ??? 272546 : coupé - Edmonton AB - grandstyle No. 066, spotted @ smart Centre DMFC 272591 : cabriolet - Mississauga ON - grandstyle No. 156, ex-Hyatt Alberta, ex-Saskatchewan 272651 : cabriolet - Coleville SK - grandstyle No. 179, auctioned 2010 272742 : cabriolet - MB - grandstyle No. ???, Not in National Vehicle Database, probably in Manitoba 272769 : cabriolet - Princeton BC - grandstyle No. 160 272778 : coupé - Lethbridge AB - grandstyle No. 004 272792 : cabriolet - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 144 272799 : cabriolet - Mississauga ON - grandstyle No. 050 272817 : cabriolet - Calgary AB - grandstyle No. ??? 273000 : cabriolet - Sherwood Park AB - grandstyle No. ??? 273025 : cabriolet - London ON - grandstyle No. 157, spotted @ smart Centre 273061 : cabriolet - Westwold BC - grandstyle No. 150, spotted @ Zimmer smart Centre 2006 273204 : coupé - Bolton ON - grandstyle No. ??? 273280 : coupé - Markham ON - grandstyle No. ??? 273394 : cabriolet - Concord ON - grandstyle No. ??? 273420 : cabriolet - Sherbrooke QC - grandstyle No. ???, RF collision 2011 273535 : cabriolet - Rivière-du-Loup QC - grandstyle No. 030 273675 : cabriolet - Ottawa ON - grandstyle No. ??? 273684 : cabriolet - Ste-Thérèse-de-Blainville QC - grandstyle No. 139, oil pump drive failed June 2012 at 170K km 273764 : cabriolet - Hamilton ON - grandstyle No. ???, auctioned 2010 273816 : cabriolet - Bonaventure QC - grandstyle No. ???, Damaged 2008, Rebuilt/Rebuildable 2009-2012 273841 : cabriolet - QC - grandstyle No. ??? 273864 : cabriolet - Parksville BC - grandstyle No. 186, ex-Victoria, Salvage 2011, Rebuilt/Rebuildable 2011 273877 : cabriolet - Summerland BC - grandstyle No. ??? 273904 : cabriolet - St-Gabriel-de-Rimouski QC - grandstyle No. ??? 273967 : coupé - Ripley MS - grandstyle No. 166, Title No. E935503-01, ex-Ontario (2008) 274083 : cabriolet - Langley BC - grandstyle No. 149 274108 : coupé - Langley BC - grandstyle No. ??? 274124 : cabriolet - Ladysmith BC - grandstyle No. 175, spotted @TPM Nanaimo 2006 274288 : cabriolet - Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci QC - grandstyle No. ??? 274320 : cabriolet - Sidney BC - grandstyle No. 196, spotted @ TPM Victoria 2006, Salvage, writeoff 2012 274378 : cabriolet - Sardis BC - grandstyle No. ??? 274419 : coupé - Saltspring Island BC - grandstyle No. 191, for sale 2014 274435 : coupé - Fort St John BC - grandstyle No. 177, spotted @TPM Nanaimo 2006 274443 : coupé - Coquitlam BC - grandstyle No. 195, spotted @ smart Centre 274630 : cabriolet - Perth ON - grandstyle No. ??? 274645: coupé - Duarte CA USA - grandstyle No. 161, ex-North Vancouver 274698 : cabriolet - Manotick ON - grandstyle No. 163, spotted @ smart Centre Burlington 2006 274741 : cabriolet - Montréal QC - grandstyle No. ??? 274794 : cabriolet - Spruce Grove AB - grandstyle No. 182, spotted @ TPM Victoria 2006, ex-BC (2008) 274829 : cabriolet - Winnipeg MB - grandstyle No. 170 275083 : cabriolet - Abbotsford BC - grandstyle No. 162 275140 : cabriolet - ON - grandstyle No. ??? 275169 : cabriolet - QC - grandstyle No. ??? 275178 : cabriolet - Hamilton ON - grandstyle No. 197 275275 : cabriolet - Ste-Julie QC - grandstyle No. 173 275303 : coupé - Chemainus BC - grandstyle No. 010, ex-Newfoundland (2006), ex-Alberta (2009) 275334 : cabriolet - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 183, ex-GENAU, Cowichan Bay 275344 : cabriolet - Stoneham QC - grandstyle No. 184, ex-Ontario(2009), auctioned 2009, c/c 275382 : cabriolet - Castlegar BC - grandstyle No. 193, ex-Vancouver 275432 : coupé - Saint John NB - grandstyle No. ??? 275532 : cabriolet - Mayne Island BC - grandstyle No. 190, spotted @ TPM Victoria 2006, auctioned 2009 275647 : cabriolet - QC - grandstyle No. 198, ex-Ontario (2011) 275788 : coupé - Truro NS - grandstyle No. 167, horn, Not in National Vehicle Database, submitted to registry 2013 275887 : cabriolet - St-Cyrille-de-Wendover QC - grandstyle No. 168 275948 : cabriolet - Edmonton AB - grandstyle No. ???, ex-Grimsby Ontario, auctioned 2008, 2009, FS September 2013, Nov 2014 275958 : cabriolet - Russell ON - grandstyle No. ??? 276033 : coupé - Rothesay NB - grandstyle No. ???, ex-Ontario (2006) 276091 : cabriolet - QC - grandstyle No. 141, spotted @ smart Centre Kitchener 2006, auctioned 2008, ex-Ontario (2008) 276102 : cabriolet - Lachine QC - grandstyle No. ???, ex-Ontario (2008) 276115 : cabriolet - Mascouche QC - grandstyle No. ???, auctioned 2009 276148 : cabriolet - Sherwood Park AB - grandstyle No. 031 276167 : cabriolet - Shawnigan Lake BC - grandstyle No. 005, ex-Gabriola Island 276178 : cabriolet - Ottawa ON - grandstyle No. 187 278863 : cabriolet - Victoria BC - grandstyle No. 174 200/200
  7. We lived in Rossland for 9 years; Castlegar is like a big city in comparison!
  8. Dark blue paint, I love it! There are a few more on the restoration page, under "paint": http://www.coachwerks.com/MT1966Peugeot404C/paint.html
  9. Keys may have decoded and you will pretty much need the dealer to recode them. If the keys run out of juice then the key loses its code. The intercooler scoop is under the car at the back, left side just ahead of the engine. Wiring that gets chafed is in that area. The intercooler is probably leaking oil too, most of them do as the cars age....
  10. The car has been in the booth since Friday and today was to be paint day but Andy, the painter, required a final fettling, being a perfectionist. So....paint goes on Wednesday 16 August.
  11. I think that's likely chafed wiring near the intercooler scoop. If so, it is an easy do it yourself fix. Even a dealer should charge no more than $200 for that.
  12. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/08/smart-trim-us-dealer-network-third.html
  13. With the sellout of the gasoline powered 453s and the advent of the electric only fortwo, how many Canadian dealers will still sell smart in 2018? Does anyone know? In the USA, two-thirds of the dealerships will stop selling smart, leaving only 27 dealers for smart. That's fewer than Lamborghini.
  14. It looks like you spelled Castlegar wrong! A friend of mine who used to live in Pass Creek once got something mailed to him from the USA, addressed to "Cattleguard BC". Welcome, we have a grandstyle registry. Maybe you could tell us the last 6 digits of the VIN and the grandstyle number (see Page 13 for the latest list).
  15. Yeah so it is a bit slower, as was generally reported.
  16. Very nice, so much nicer!
  17. According to Kamaal in LA (smart salesman) it's on the Monroney stickers of all of them. They got a shipment of 453 EDs earlier this week.
  18. The real problems with this are that the EPA MPG-e of other cars for 2017 is so much higher (e.g. the LEAF, renowned for its short range, is rated at 107 miles), and just maybe that there has been an actual decrease in range compared to the last version. I think the official range being so short will be the end of smart in this market.
  19. https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=39192 So, ignoring the fact that the image is that of a 451, the real news is that the 453 ED has an official EPA range of....58 miles. The 451 ED had an official EPA range of....68 miles. Regression, pathetic and the death of the brand in North America.
  20. I had the gas tank professionally acid cleaned and coated inside, then I took it home and painted it: POR-15 on the outside - note the fuel outlet and return lines blocked with red plugs - and..... .....red anti-rust coating on the inside. I also finished the assessment and cleaning of the wiring harness: The good news today: the 404 C will be in the spray booth Friday, 11 August! The final preparation and priming will be done tomorrow. The bad news: paint will only be applied on Monday, 14 August. So I won't be visiting the car until Friday the 18th.
  21. 6803059, thanks to Michael Hall.
  22. While I wait for the anticipated permission of the person who took the photo of this car to use it here, today I got a new one thanks to Philip Dunleavy for the information: 6803059, Cabriolet Injection 1968, Bleu Clair Métallisé 1158, Cuir Noir 2000, photo taken July 2017, engine number 114845L, TRALEE IRELAND Total: 2095 !
  23. ....but this was done during a SAM change, so I don't know if that makes the difference (probably not).