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Somebody melt a Smart Car in Cambridge?

M.L. reports seeing a weird, teensy-tiny little purple car on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge today, headed towards MIT (of course). Corinne replies with the above photo. Anybody know more about it?

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parked in a garage on Green Street in Central Sq.

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Hey, at least one person bought the car that Homer Simpson designed.

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The Homer.

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Looks like a Sparrow. Little electric they made 15 years ago.

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Vinny Tesla points us to the Sparrow page.

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Was out in SF back in early '00s and saw the dealership and sooo wanted to buy one. They were in pre-production, I guess. From the Sparrow page, looks as though it was just as well I didn't! (Maybe the one in Cambridge is the only one that made it out?)

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It appears that Myers Motors, in Ohio, acquired the rights and started making more of them in 2005, this time called the Myers Motors NmG:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers_Motors_NmG

But it doesn't appear on Myers Motors current website:
http://www.myersmotors.com

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More like a SMAHT car, am I right?!

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Connie Hemenway snapped this photo:

Corbin Sparrow in Cambridge
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Looks like a Fusion Flea to me

IMAGE(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/0/04/FO4_Fusion_Flea.jpg)

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An updated version of a Soviet invalidka.

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to be the exact car I saw on Monday morning on Somerville Ave. I swear it was a different color, but that driver looks to be of about the same build. This was further east past Beacon St. near Conway Park.

The guy did kind of have a smug or wry smile as he passed me, looking in my direction. Certainly wouldn't be my first choice for a car....

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It looks like a marital aid

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...what are you married to...?

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Get a custom paint job, and it'd look like you were filming an ad for a cold med with nasal decongestant:

[announcer voice]"Dosed with a bad cold? Does your nose feel like you're trying to push a small car around all day? Try new FLU-Hub!!![/announcer voice]

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Thinking about it some more, it struck me -

that would be the perfect car for a mixed live-action/animation version of Darkwing Duck!

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