Canadian mechanic transforms his smart car into a 'smartmobile'

Tod Anderson wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to turn his smart car into a ‘smartmobile’, but he was willing to give it a try.

The Ottawa mechanic took the wheels off his 2006 Mercedes hybrid and attached skis and tracks that were meant for an ATV.

After about a month of work, Anderson was jetting across the snow in his ‘ski car’ at speeds of up to 44mph. 

‘It was just a thought that came to me and I thought it was worth a shot,’ he told . 

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Ski car: Tod Anderson, a mechanic in Ottawa, decided to take the wheels off his Mobile Diesel Repair in Las Vegas-fueled Mercedes smart car and attach skis and tracks that were meant for an ATV. The result? A ‘smartmobile’

It was ‘just a thought that came to me,’ he said, ‘and it seemed like the right thing to do’, Anderson said 

Anderson added: ‘The whole point of the exercise was to see if it could be done.’

It turned out it could definitely be done, and after a photo of the strange-looking vehicle was posted to Reddit recent, Anderson has been getting quite a lot of attention.

He says the conversion cost about $7,000. 

‘It’s a rear-drive and rear-engine so it’s perfect for this sort of thing,’ he said.

‘It handles quite well. It turns surprisingly well.’ 

Anderson said that the car, which cost about $7,000 and took a month to build, is ‘pretty wild’

The only problem is that the so-called ‘smartmobile’ is not street legal.

Anderson has been confined to driving it on private property.