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  1. D

    Differences between US and EU Roadsters?

    I was looking to purchase a new car and a Tesla roadster caught my eye on GruberMC being right in my price range of 70-75,000 but it is in Norway. I just wanted to ensure that the car would be street legal in the USA. As luck would have it, I know someone who is aware of the importing standards...
  2. F

    Exceptional 1 owner Roadster #450 with 2,700 miles

    Hello friends. We are selling our early Roadster, we are the first and only owners. Purchased new in California in 2008, garage kept in Monterey and driven less than 3,000 miles since then. We have factory cover, hardtop, window stickers, notices and all paperwork since new, all of it. The...
  3. P

    Looking for a Roadster in Netherlands/ Europe #Daretoask

    Hi all, I'M LOOKING TO BUY A ROADSTER! :) I would like to buy a Tesla Roadster 2008-2012. Preferably a Founder series ;) but other beautiful Roadster models are also beautiful. Do you have a suggestion? Please message me and EARN a tip from me if it leads to the deal! Thank you in...
  4. thelastdeadmouse

    WTB 2008 - 2012 Tesla Roadster

    Looking to by an original Tesla Roadster. High mileage is fine, this is a car I intend to drive so I'm not looking for a pristine low mile museum piece. I prefer the looks of the later cars, but there's not many of these and even fewer for sale, I'd be happy to have a change to buy any of them.
  5. Roadster at the Park

    Roadster at the Park

    taken at sunset on Kodak Ektar 100
  6. M

    Roadster Referral Discount

    Hello all, I have been keeping up with the NGR posts. If anyone is not planning on using their Roadster Referral Discount, instead of "leaving money on the table" maybe we can work something out so you get some cash and I can buy a NGR at under MSRP. We can use contact / escrow to facilitate...
  7. Silicon Desert

    Where is Starman Roadster ?

    I'm not sure this is the best forum to place this post, but maybe. It's been just a little over 3 years now since Starman got launched into space, so might be a good time to see where he is. Yea, I have seen a couple of web sites that give statistics on the space Roadster and its location, but I...
  8. EV4K_Mikey

    Had to make a shirt I would wear

    Hey guys and girls I was contemplating what kind of shirt I could design that would be a great reference to Spaceballs and Tesla in combination. You don't reference your fastest speed from a movie and don't put the two together, yet I see nobody doing it. So while we wait for the Roadster to go...
  9. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Says He Wants the Roadster to Hover

    Elon Musk wants the upcoming Tesla Roadster to hover. The Tesla CEO shared new details on the supercar, as well as the possibility of a van with a solar roof during an interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Musk said Tesla should finalize engineering this year and could start delivering...
  10. Adrian Cockcroft

    The day that I gave the founder of Tesla a ride in my Lotus Elise in return for a ride in his T-Zero

    I wrote up this story about how I was a very small part of helping Tesla pick the Lotus Elise as a partner for building the Roadster. The day that I gave the founder of Tesla a ride in my Lotus Elise in return for a ride in his… I've also uploaded a slide deck pdf that I got at the time by...
  11. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Roadster Delayed Until 2022

    The Tesla Roadster update, originally scheduled to go into production last year, won’t make it to market this year either. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter that the Roadster is being pushed back and will go into production in 2022. “Finishing engineering this year, production...
  12. DeedWest

    Late-2011 Roadster 2.5 - Very Orange - Fully Optioned - 26K Miles - Impeccable Shape

    Hello all. I am facilitating the sale of a 2011 Roadster 2.5 for a very good friend of mine, per his request. I have owned several Roadsters over 6+ years now, and I have not found a more complete and flawless spec Roadster out there. It has been meticulously maintained and upgraded in...
  13. playoutside

    WTB: Roadster referral discount

    Tesla is making those with referral Tesla Roadster discounts confirm a reservation by Jan 1. If you have a discount that you're not going to use, let's chat about options for me to use it for a fee. You could make the reservation, I would pay the deposit, we'd sign a contract that I would buy...
  14. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla's Roadster Supercar Will Be Available in Special Paint Colors

    The upcoming Tesla Roadster will come with optional “special paint,” Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. The car designed to give a “hardcore smackdown” to all others is expected to start production in mid to late 2021. Musk said they’re adding color options as the company did for the...
  15. TMC Staff

    Blog Tesla Plans Original Cars for Berlin, Shanghai Factories

    Tesla plans to build two newly-designed vehicles to be produced at the company’s Berlin and Shanghai factories, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter. The comment comes after Musk told investors at the recent Battery Day that the company intends to build a new vehicle with a $25,000 price...
  16. TMC Staff

    Blog Musk Offers New Details on Tesla Roadster Production

    The next-generation Tesla Roadster will be built in California at the company’s Fremont factory, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday on the company’s Q2 earnings call. “We think, probably, also the Tesla Roadster, a future program, would also make sense in California,” Musk said during the...
  17. R

    Selling Dream car Roadster #786, need advice: Buy used Model S or 3?

    Sadly, I am going to sell my new (to me) Roadster. I bought it 7 month ago as a daily driver, about the same time as buying a condo in Washington DC. After driving in this traffic and terrible roads, I realized that the car will be terribly abused in no time and this beauty does not deserve...
  18. AltPowr

    Behind-the-Scenes from a TMC Member's Appearance on Jay Leno's Garage

    TMC Member AltPwr and his Electric Blue 2010 Tesla Roadster (VIN1094) had an exciting opportunity to appear on the CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The episode is set to air on CNBC at 7 p.m. PT July 8 (Wednesday) . A teaser for the episode was posted to Facebook. Ahead of the episode, AltPwr was...
  19. IslandRoadster

    Visium Unboxing!

    Got my Visium hardtop on Friday. Today was unboxing and installation day. Here are a few photos with some descriptions. here it is in the shipping box, which is made of thin plywood. Here’s what’s included in the box. The hardtop, a small box including a cloth, polish, instructions, and a...
  20. IslandRoadster

    How Many Roadsters are Left?

    So we know there were roughly 1500 sold in the U.S. and another 900 or so worldwide for a total of roughly 2400, plus or minus. But how many of them have been destroyed in accidents or otherwise? Medlock and Gruber keep buying wrecked ones for the parts and Tesla buys them for trade-ins and...
  21. IslandRoadster

    Any Interest in JdeMo Bulk Buy?

    As @Marius and @TOBASH said, QC charge quit building the JdeMo charger for the Tesla Roadster due to low sales volume. I had an email exchange with Tony Williams, the Founder of QC Charge. He indicated that they would consider building another set IF they had an order of 25 or more units. So...
  22. markwj

    Roadster 2.x TPMS Tool

    A lot of good work has been done to decode the CAN, LIN and K-Line messages related to the 2.x Roadster TPMS system. We have a good understanding of how it works, and can manually manipulate things from the LIN and K-Line buses. In particular, we now know how to read and write tyre IDs from/to...
  23. IslandRoadster

    Double-DIN Dash Replacement by Carl Medlock

    I love my Roadster #609. I really want to keep it as an original. But there are a number of things that annoy the hell out of me. So I took it to Carl Medlock of Medlock and Sons for some work. For those of you who do not know, Carl has a Roadster repair shop in the Seattle area, and works...
  24. W

    Anyone use a Lotus soft top roof on this Roadster

    Whoops! Title should read : " Has anyone used a Lotus soft top roof on their Roadster" I have a 2011 Roadster Sport 2.5 and am in need of a new soft top for it. It has been my understanding that the soft top was one of the few shared parts with the Lotus Elise but the Lotus parts supplier I...
  25. L

    Any roadster owners in or near El Dorado County, CA?

    Hello, My name is Luke and I have been obsessed with the idea of owning a roadster since I was in college. Yes, there are newer and better Tesla's out there but I want a roadster. Is there anyone that is near me that I could talk to that would be able to give me some pointers on what to look...
  26. driver_EV

    Head unit update with volume control buttons

    I thought I would share this now that I think I am satisfied enough, and want to contribute back to the club. I have the 2.5 with the double DIN, and have been trying different solutions. Not wanting to spend a lot and then be disappointed in how it works, I have tried inexpensive options. The...
  27. im4uttx

    Roadster Service E-Mail Poll and info

    To get a little clarity on who has or has not received the service e-mail outlined in this thread: Roadster Service E-Mail Any information that that have attempted contact through the provided information, if you want to provide more information regarding how the response appears to be handled...
  28. dhrivnak

    Roadster Service E-Mail

    Did anyone receive the following? According to our records, we believe you own Roadster 5XXXXXXB881000255. We appreciate your support for Tesla and its first product. We realize that we need to improve service for Roadster – we are putting in place a dedicated channel to help you with all your...
  29. TMC Staff

    Tesla Chief Designer Says Roadster is Evolving

    The new Tesla Roadster was unveiled with incredible performance specs, but the car’s designer is now saying the car will be better “in every way.” Speaking on the Ride the Lighting podcast, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen – the man who drove the Roadster out of the Tesla Semi for its...
  30. Californiates

    For Sale Tesla Roadster UMC Charger

    OEM TESLA ROADSTER Universal 240V 50AMP Mobile Connector Charger NEMA14-50 Pre-owned OEM TESLA ROADSTER Universal 240V 50 AMP Mobile Connector Charger NEMA 14-50 Connector for it original Tesla Roadster Serial # U000124 700$
  31. DeedWest

    Late-2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport - Thunder Gray - Heavily Optioned - 6,400 Miles - $72,000

    Hi all. As I have recently acquired the exact dream Roadster I've been searching for, I am selling my other 2011 2.5 Sport. I am OCD about providing a completely transparent history, so I will attempt to outline everything I know about the car below. I apologize in advance for the novel. Heads...
  32. hmbprius

    National Drive Electric Week disappointment.

    Well that was disappointing. Was excited about attending the event, registered. Was excited to be one of 2 Tesla Roadsters at the local event. Drove over. Went to sign in and Ariene the organizer for the event (which is a oxymoron evidently) said (even though the event was advertising the...
  33. TMC Staff

    Will the Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Be Delayed?

    A new Tesla Roadster likely isn’t going to happen next year. Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday that the company’s high-performance sports car that aims to give a “hardcore smackdown to gas-powered cars” won’t be released until after an updated Model S goes to production in...
  34. hmbprius

    Error Message Panic and next steps

    Hi helpful folks out there in the community...have been enjoying my little blue baby... did a couple of long trips and maybe after range charging seemed to have a bit longer range for a bit, then it seems to have drifted down but still reasonable. Loving driving this car. BUT THEN day before...
  35. DeedWest

    Active Cooling Cycles (While Charging) MYSTERY?!

    Hey everyone. I currently have two 2.5 Sports under my roof - VIN 1414 and VIN 1462. I've noticed something rather spooky recently when studying the active cooling cycles while both cars are charging. I was hoping some of you guys could weigh in. THE ISSUE - 1414's cooling cycles (while...
  36. J

    Roadster Rehab Shop Profiled By CNBC

    Carl Medlock and his Medlock & Sons Tesla Roadster rehab shop in Seattle recently received a profile by CNBC. Medlock is a former Tesla employee and “one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company’s original Roadster car.” Spare parts for the original Tesla are difficult to source...
  37. J

    Original Tesla Roadster Carbon Fiber Hardtop For Sale

    Reason for Selling: My father and I looked for several years for an original carbon fiber Tesla hardtop for our Thunder Grey 2008 Validation Prototype Tesla Roadster (Roadster #VP30). We came across this hardtop which was painted light blue and intended to have it repainted in gloss black...
  38. K

    A 30 minute (video) technical deep dive of the Roadster

    This is the second video in our series on Gruber Motor Company where they take us on a very educational overview of Roadster design, maintenance, and component level teardown.
  39. TMC Staff

    Musk Offer's New Details on Roadster's SpaceX Package

    The specs on the new version of the Tesla Roadster were hard to believe when the car was debuted – 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and 620-miles of range? Wow. And if that weren’t enough, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk later announced that a “SpaceX package” is planned, which would add cold air...
  40. chadconway

    SF Bay Roadster Drive & Meetup - 13 July

    Hi All, I'm excited to announce that I am putting together another Roadster meetup! The meetup location and route is TBD, but I want to get this on everyone's calendars. Please forward this invite to others that you know. I'd love to see 15 cars out together! Plan to meet at 9am mid-peninsula...
  41. garry753

    Looking To List My 2010 Roadster Sport

    The title says it all - looking to list my Thunder Grey Roadster Sport - It is loaded and has quite a few add ons: Premium Paint Premium interior with extensive leather Beautiful black alloy wheels Full Carbon Fiber accents, outside and inside. Double Din Radio with new Pioneer Wireless Apple...
  42. TMC Staff

    New Tesla Roadster Walkaround Video Surfaces

    Yet again, the upcoming Tesla Roadster is on display.Interestingly, the upcoming Tesla Roadster made an appearance at the 2019 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. It’s the organization’s 32nd annual event and runs from June...
  43. R

    Selling my Founders Roadster Referral Reservation with 10% discount

    I have $105,000 off on the new Roadster 2020 and I am looking for $80,000 to hold the reservation in your name. I am providing a way to reserve the Founders edition without paying $250,000 upfront. I am looking for $60,000 now and $20,000 when the car is released. Your total payment before...
  44. JRP3

    Former Tesla Tech With Roadster PEM Experience Working At Independent Garage

    Rich Rebuilds has a new employee at his Electrified Garage who was a former Tesla tech who might be a source for independent Roadster repairs. At the 6:50 mark
  45. Tina C

    Mercedes EQ

    Not a Tesla, but here’s some pics of the Mercedes EQ concept roadster that’s on display at Incheon (Seoul Korea) airport. It’s pretty cool looking. The part over the front of the driver lifts up for him to get in. Definitely not street friendly with the exposed tires.
  46. M

    Exhaust sound added to Audi EV in Avengers Endgame

    So Tony Stark pulls up in a freakin’ Audi etron?!??!! What the hell Tesla! If I was Elon I would have definitely dropped a few of my millions to make him pull up in a The new Roadster instead. The publicity would have been fully worth it.
  47. TMC Staff

    Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Electric Range To Be Outrageous

    There’s a magical number that Musk says will be surpassed. The upcoming, all-new Tesla Roadster will have the highest electric range of any production EV ever made. In fact, it’s electric range will exceed 1,000, but not in miles. With the recent range upgrades for the Tesla Model S and Model X...
  48. bolosky

    New Roadster video from Tesla

    This has been out for two days, I'm surprised it's not here. Only a few seconds, but it looks like a special effect rather than a real car. Tesla on Instagram: “Zero to sixty faster than you can read this caption tesla.com/roadster”
  49. MaxPowers

    What to do with down payment?

    Well everyone, I'm pretty close to saving up the down payment for the reservation on 2020 Roadster. I'm debating whether to put down my reservation now or wait until Tesla gets closer to building it. It's currently invested in the stock market so the more I wait the more it will grow. But the...
  50. chadconway

    SF Bay Roadster Drive this Saturday, 13th of April

    I'll be driving down from San Francisco along Skyline in the early morning with a couple of Roadster owners. Would love for a few more to join. Please reach out if you are interested!

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