Yet, the Smart Fortwo sailed through the approval process without drama. I guess so few people care about these cars they’re not even worth kidnapping someone over. I know of a number of Smart Crossblades, Smart Roadsters and diesel Fortwos imported successfully.


G&K still offers its services to import and convert cars. Ultimately, these cars were the first taste of Smart ownership for many, years before the official debut of the second-generation Smart Fortwo in the United States in 2008. The Smart Fortwo is on the list of a surprising number of cars eligible for importation while many other desirable cars remain blocked.

It’s funny to think that the first Smart that Americans were supposed to get was a SUV, but that’ll be a fun story for another day!