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#1124 - Red - Seattle - Salvage Auction [SOLD]

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by TEG, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    :scared:

    There should be a warning before clicking on this thread....

    (Amazing that it's so smashed up but the airbags didn't deploy.)
     
  2. Grendal

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    Yikes. You have to wonder how it even happened. There's major damage to the front left, then there's significant damage to back end on the passenger side. Wow, that's a broken roadster.
     
  3. SByer

    SByer '08 #383

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    It's so sad now that we're at the point where the number of Roadsters on the roads is getting smaller. :-(
     
  4. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    At least we have some physical evidence that the bumper is not Carbon-Fiber:

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  5. jasonhi

    jasonhi Roadster 2.5 #1135

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    $97k+ in parts needed to repair, and that's assuming that the battery isn't damaged (which I believe it could be).

    Short answer for how: spin the car 360 degrees in the wet in Seattle hitting a concrete barrier with the rear end. Then hit 4" or so rough rocks on the left side of the offramp after recovering from the spin, only to get pulled off the ramp by the big rocks into construction cones, and the backside of a guard rail designed to softly arrest forward motion.

    Net result: *every* body panel damaged including damage to the tub and possibly the battery pack on the underside, but no airbag deployment or human injury.

    It was a very sad day...
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Well the interior looks pretty clean. But man, ouch!

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    Looks like it got attacked by a monster.
     
  7. Grendal

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    I'm glad you're alive. Sorry for the accident. Insurance going to do right by you? If yes, are you going to get another (used) Roadster? Or possibly getting an S?

    Any accident you can walk away from is a good one... Applies to airplanes and roadsters.
     
  8. RoadsterWarrior

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    OMG.
    Glad you are alive.
    So sorry for your accident.
     
  9. jasonhi

    jasonhi Roadster 2.5 #1135

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    You a pilot too? I compare my Roadster to my kit built airplane a lot....

    State Farm took great care of me. I bought another Roadster and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival to Seattle, hopefully in the next couple days.

    My wife and I also stopped by Tesla Bellevue this evening to see the latest Model S that arrived last night, which looks better than ever. We're still debating between getting a Model S vs. a Model X for her in the next few years.
     
  10. Grendal

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    No. I don't own a plane. I just thought it was an appropriate quote considering the circumstances. Again, glad you were able to walk away from such a horrific accident. I once saw someone do a 360 from hydroplaning about 100 feet in front of my car. He was in the middle of a five lane highway with nothing to hit and luckily wasn't struck by any of the cars around him.

    What color did you get for the new Roadster?

    I'm thinking my wife might go for an S or X after she sees me happy in my Tesla. Also after she's driven around in it a few times.
     
  11. rsquared99

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    Jason - If you don't mind sharing, what tires were you using and how many miles did they have on them? Were you accelerating or slowing when the tires broke loose? Thanks.
     
  12. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    I too am interested in non critical operation car parts from this thing of beauty (Glad you are ok Jason and glad the car was a safe one for you).

    How can I find out the purchaser on something like this?
     
  13. vfx

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    Another warning to buyers. Tesla will likely not sell you the parts to put this back on the road.
     
  14. jasonhi

    jasonhi Roadster 2.5 #1135

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    It had fairly new winter tires (front and rear replaced early this year.

    I was slightly accelerating, but the real problem was the last minute offset maneuver to lane change to the right. Unfortunately I believe the rear tires were on the wet white paint (exit V) when I turned left to straighten of the car in the exit (at freeway speed). I had plenty of room to slow down ahead, but didn't get a chance to. I know from riding a motorcycle how slick that white lane paint can be... With the rear weight bias of the roadster a spin was the obvious outcome of the setup.

    I might have recovered if I'd corrected fast enough to the right, but could have gone off the right side of the off ramp instead of the left side doing that.
     
  15. jasonhi

    jasonhi Roadster 2.5 #1135

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    I just picked up #1135 (11 vins newer than my first car). It's fusion red. It arrived in Seattle today from Newport Beach. Tesla was amazingly helpful in getting the replacement. Carl Medlock (head of West coast service and Seattle service), Troy Jones (now at Santana Row) who sold me 1124 helped too, and Lance Merkin here in Bellevue. Plus Brian Schibly at corporate and Mark (don't know his last name) at Newport Beach Tesla.

    The whole company is amazing. Can't forget Genny here in Bellevue too.
     
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    Wow, the replacement is gorgeous. After cringing seeing the terrible damage to #1124, it's great to see the happy ending!
     
  18. jasonhi

    jasonhi Roadster 2.5 #1135

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    The ending just got happier! Yesterday I dropped #1135 off for service in Seattle. As I pulled in, I was surprised to see #1124 in there as well. For privacy reasons I won't comment on the new owner or plans, but I think the end of this story looks like 1124 is not lost!
     
  19. chris22104

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    With all that damage, I wonder what it sold for at the auction?
     

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