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#121 Salvaged

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by TEG, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    You know, assuming it runs and doesn't rattle too much, this doesn't look that bad.

    Slap a 2.5 nose on it and call it an upgrade!
     
  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    That's what I was thinking. Not the best color though.
     
  3. TEG

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  4. AnOutsider

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    Is it just cosmetic? At this price I'd actually consider a roadster, but wouldn't want a huge headache. Especially since it'd just be a toy for a while until the model s comes next year
     
  5. doug

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    No obvious cracks in the CF body panels, true. But there are some in the CF under the hood. I wonder how bad it is.

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  6. qwk

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    The worst part is no more warranty. That probably is the biggest risk.
     
  7. doug

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    Quite clear in the ebay photos. On the front-left there are major cracks in the unpainted bits of what would be under the nose (if there were one) and under the hood. It's so bad, looks like someone tried to mend it together with a piece of bendable metal and some screws (painted black) in one spot, perhaps some tape in another.
     
  8. TEG

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    What is this unit? The GPRS modem or the GPS antenna?

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  10. Lloyd

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    Sold for 45K
     
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    GPS antenna
     
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    The eBay listing indicates there is a warranty, although they are usually nullified on salvage vehicles. Would be curious to see how the buyer fixes it and at what cost.
     
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    Thanks strider.


    Resing and some fibre mats won't cost so much. I wonder how fast we will see #121 in a 60+k suspicious ( maybe even fraudulent) auction...
     
  14. TEG

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    If a buyer checks Carfax (or some other similar vehicle history site) then they will always know that it went through a salvage event.
     
  15. Lloyd

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    From the way that this car is damaged, I would suspect that it became airborne, and nosed in on the left and front of the car. This does not look like direct impact damage. I would check the rest of the suspension, undercarriage and rear links and shocks for additional damage. Likely why the insurance company put it out for salvage is it will cost more to rebuild that the car is worth. I am surprised that it went for that much money!! I would be intersting to hear what the new owner found.
     
  16. AndrewBissell

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    #18 AndrewBissell, Jan 23, 2011
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    Unless a working vehicle is not your objective. If you were a competitor or a university research group $45K just gave you an intact ESS, PEM, motor, cooling system, CAN buses, firmware, VDS. Chances are zero work would be required to get the car to run on a rolling road to monitor it every way under all conceivable operating regimes, before later destructively analysing (aka disassembling) the ESS to understand all of Tesla's manufacturing approaches.
     
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    Good Point!!
     
  18. AndrewBissell

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    Or maybe Tesla bought it to prevent/increase the cost of the above, do post-accident analysis and re-use components?
     

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