WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF BALL&BROWN @ THE AUTOBAHN HOME TO THE USED SMART PARTS CENTRE
SPECIALISTS IN THE SALE OF USED PARTS TO SUIT ALL SMART 450 MODELS FROM 1998 – 2007 FORTWO CITY COUPES & CABRIOLETS
Ball & Brown was set up by 2 car enthusiasts for fellow enthusiasts, we haven’t adopted the usual style of “no mate, they’re like gold dust” breaker instead we offer an approachable knowledgeable service and if we haven’t got it we will do our upmost to get it and let you know when we have. All parts are carefully inspected and serviced where required, a no quibble return or refund policy is offered on everything we supply. Callers to our premises are welcome where they will find plenty of parking and the coffee machine permanently on.
The Mercedes model designation for the cars is 450, which ran from 1998-2007 there were some updates in this 9 year period most notably in 2002 the car was given a facelift which lead to a new design of the front wings grill & headlight further to this in 2003 a increase from 598cc to 698cc with a revised electrical system, power upgrade and various other changes.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
You may have heard people ask is your car a peanut or almond headlight car, the almond being 98-02 and peanut 02-07 (which to me looks more like a monkey nut) this is important for the front panels and headlights which are not interchangeable the other main point is cylinder displacement 598cc 98-02 698cc 03-07 there were so many changes with the revised engine it would be impossible to list them all on this page, what you need to remember is many mechanical and electrical parts can not be fitted from one to the other
Our stock usually consists of 10-12 cars in different stages of disassembly all cars are kept in our workshop where you are welcome to visit although it is best to give us a call first to make sure someone will be there, opening hours are not set in stone so if you need to come over on an evening or weekend it is not a problem again just let us know.