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BRABUS tailor made Custom smarts In Canada

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Following some reasonably thorough investigations, it seems that there are 15 custom smart BRABUS cars in Canada, which were all ordered through Mercedes-Benz Canada under the Tailor-Made program:

    [*]450: one red Canada 1 cabriolet with silver BRABUS wheels (Thornhill Ontario)

    [*]450: one red Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Abbotsford BC)

    [*]450: one red Canada 1 coupé with black BRABUS wheels (Vancouver BC)

    [*]450: one white Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Ladysmith BC)

    [*]451: one orange metallic BRABUS cabriolet (Vancouver BC)

    [*]451: ten arctic grey metallic BRABUS edit10n coupés (various locations)

It seems that the orange 451 is the most unique of the presently available range, and for cabriolet lovers, the most desirable one to date. I don't know if the BRABUS Tailor-Made program is officially being advertised as being available yet in Canada, but it seems that ordering a custom 451 would be possible if you were prepared to pay Mercedes-Benz Canada the fairly high price that this customization entails.

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West Island MB's edit10n is still in the showroom. :|

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Here is a shot of the orange custom BRABUS 451. Note the 15 inch (pre-USA/CDN BRABUS 15/17") wheels, the double fog lights and the orange paint (I love it!). I could imagine having ordered this car with the fender extensions of the Ultimate 112, knowing that you could fit the wider European BRABUS wheels to the car after it was bought (smart Canada is prevented from using wider wheels and tires due to Transport Canada homologation reasons). Then some changes could have been made to the engine....or not.But even as it is, it is a VERY nice car. If anyone in Vancouver spots it, please record the last 6 digits of the VIN for our registry!I spotted an orange one at the PIAS Auto Show in Vancouver in 2008 but it was matte orange and seemed to be a conversion of a passion model done locally, with design black cloth seats. It definitely did not have the black leather seats with orange piping and "B" logo seen on this photo.

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I am semi-confident in saying that the serial number of this orange car may be 067718. Edit: That proved to be quite incorrect!, see below

All of the BRABUS conversions arrived in Canada at least four or more weeks after the ones which were made at Hambach at the same time. The number above came to Canada five and a half months after the serial numbers immediately around it and about 2.5 months after all CDN market cars made within 1000 CDN units of it.

This follows the known pattern for the edit10n BRABUS cars, which were generally at least 10 weeks behind their Hambach production-mates, and the four 450 Canada 1 cars, which ranged between 1 month (Car #1) and 2.5 months (Cars #2 and 3). So the circumstantial evidence is very strong!

edit: corrected time frame

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Two more BRABUS Tailor Made cars are now in Canada. They were based upon the puresound edition, with multimedia touchscreens. The Bottrop conversion work was relatively cheap, at about 3000 Euros (a bit under $4000). They were ordered from BRABUS in Bottrop by Mercedes-Benz Canada for car shows (they may be at the Toronto and Vancouver shows this year). If you see them at the show, please write down the last 6 digits of the VIN for our Register!Three Point Motors made local replicas of these (with dual exhaust), but of course the replicas are not genuine BRABUS cars and would not get letters of authenticity from Mercedes-Benz Canada, and therefore would probably be of less interest to collectors in the long term.

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Nowhere to be found, sadly. However, BRABUS does nice work.

So here is the updated list, of the 17 BRABUS Tailor Made cars we are aware of in Canada (we have the VINs of 12 of them):

    [*]450: one red Canada 1 cabriolet with silver BRABUS wheels (London Ontario)

    [*]450: one red Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Abbotsford BC)

    [*]450: one red Canada 1 coupé with black BRABUS wheels (Vancouver BC)

    [*]450: one white Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Ladysmith BC)

    [*]451: one orange metallic BRABUS cabriolet (Vancouver BC)

    [*]451: ten arctic grey metallic BRABUS edit10n coupés (various locations)

    [*]451: one black/orange puresound coupé Tailor Made (Toronto ON)

    [*]451: one black/bright green puresound coupé Tailor Made (Toronto ON)

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I wonder if anyone else in Canada may order a Tailor Made, this time on a BRABUS base. I have a hunch.......(it's not me)

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No worries William, I'll try to catch it at the PIAS.

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One of our members here was thinking of ordering a $35K+ Tailor Made BRABUS cabriolet but could not be assurred to her satisfaction of the exact colour she wanted.....so the deal is off. Too bad, it would have been fun to see.

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451: one orange metallic BRABUS cabriolet (Vancouver BC)

This one will apparently shortly be for sale. Watch for it in the classifieds here!

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Today, we know that there are 17 custom smart BRABUS cars in Canada, which were all ordered through Mercedes-Benz Canada under the Tailor-Made program:

    [*]450: VIN 253912 - red Canada 1 cabriolet with silver BRABUS wheels (London ON)

    [*]450: VIN 285108 - white Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Ladysmith BC)

    [*]450: VIN 287593 - red Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Abbotsford BC)

    [*]450: VIN 295910 - red Canada 1 coupé with black BRABUS wheels (Vancouver BC)

    [*]451: VIN 093937 - orange pearl metallic Ultimate BRABUS cabriolet (Vancouver BC)

    [*]451: VIN 232651 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé written off 2012 (Winnipeg MB)

    [*]451: VIN 254336 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (King City ON)

    [*]451: VIN 246344 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Montréal QC)

    [*]451: VIN 247732 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Calgary AB)

    [*]451: VIN 247896 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Toronto ON)

    [*]451: VIN 248220 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Victoria BC)

    [*]451: VIN 251906 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Vancouver BC)

    [*]451: VIN unknown - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (location unknown)

    [*]451: VIN unknown - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (location unknown)

    [*]451: VIN unknown - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (location unknown)

    [*]451: VIN unknown - lime green BRABUS Tailor Made coupé with black tridion (location unknown - former show car 2012)

    [*]451: VIN unknown - metallic orange BRABUS Tailor Made coupé with black tridion (location unknown - former show car 2012)

If you see any of the cars that are in a red font, please let us know, we want to register all of them!

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Today, we know that there are 18 custom smart BRABUS cars in Canada, which were all ordered through Mercedes-Benz Canada under the Tailor-Made program:

450: VIN 253912 - red Canada 1 cabriolet with silver BRABUS wheels (London ON)

450: VIN 285108 - white Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Ladysmith BC)

450: VIN 287593 - red Canada 1 cabriolet with black BRABUS wheels (Abbotsford BC)

450: VIN 295910 - red Canada 1 coupé with black BRABUS wheels (Vancouver BC)

451: VIN 093937 - orange pearl metallic Ultimate BRABUS cabriolet (Vancouver BC)

451: VIN 232651 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé written off 2012 (Winnipeg MB)

451: VIN 254336 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (King City ON)

451: VIN 246344 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Montréal QC)

451: VIN 247732 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Calgary AB)

451: VIN 247896 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Toronto ON)

451: VIN 248220 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Victoria BC)

451: VIN 251906 - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (Vancouver BC)

451: VIN unknown - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (location unknown)

451: VIN unknown - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (location unknown)

451: VIN unknown - arctic grey metallic edit10n BRABUS coupé (location unknown)

451: VIN unknown - lime green BRABUS Tailor Made coupé with black tridion (location unknown - former show car 2012)

451: VIN unknown - metallic orange BRABUS Tailor Made coupé with black tridion (location unknown - former show car 2012)

451: VIN 662980 - flat white/tan BoConcept cabriolet (Vancouver BC auto show)

If you see any of the cars that are in a red font, please let us know, we want to register all of them!

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