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#927 - Red - Salvage

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by TEG, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #1 TEG, Aug 31, 2011
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    Moderator edit - this started out in Ft.Myers, FL... Now seems to be sold as a salvage title in California.

    Old eBay link:

    Tesla | eBay
    $(KGrHqMOKooE4t5wUsRlBO(QDm6r1Q~~60_12.JPG
     
  2. NigelM

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    I met the owner at a Tesla event when the Model S prototype was here. He's selling it as he has placed an order for one of the special custom Roadsters.
     
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    Is there a description somewhere of what came with the "special custom" Roadsters?

    I recall hearing $200K... Custom colors. Some special options?
     
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    We're still "out of season" here. The money that could afford to buy tends to arrive in mid-December and stays till Easter...this is snowbird country! I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't sell for another 3-4 months.
     
  5. pgwoosley

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    Back on EBay with some damage and a rebuildable FL title. $56,900.

    Tesla : Roadster Tesla : Roadster | eBay

    Obvious damage to a flying bridge and scuffing on the front bumper.

    The car's location is unclear. The telephone number is from Sacramento and the listing says that seller will collect CA sales tax on sales to CA residents. Last Fall the car was for sale in FL.
     
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    Based on the business sign in the background and a little googling, it looks like the pictures were taken here: Google Maps (Rancho Cordova, CA - a bit outside Sacramento)
     
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    #9 TEG, May 2, 2012
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    Yep - I was just noticing the same thing...
    213.jpg

    Capital One Auto Dismantlers
    3811 Recycle Road, Rancho Cordova, CA

    Different phone numbers, from the google listing, ebay, and photo:
    (916)638-7600
    (916)638-2211
    (916)813-4121

    Other addresses:

    Capital One Motors - Rancho Cordova
    Capital One Motors, Rancho Cordova CA 95742
    http://www.2findlocal.com/capital-one-motors-sacramento-ca.html
     
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    Easy for Tesla to snap up.
     
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    Looks like it sold in Florida for a lot less! Google has 5 pages on this Vin number!!



    Bid Information




    Facility:

    FL - WEST PALM BEACH



    Sale Date:

    Apr 12, 2012



    Sale Time:

    1200



    Sale Status:

    On Minimum Bid



    Item #:




    Current Bid:

    $14300



    SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS - ALL SALES ARE FINAL
     
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    I understood last year that Tesla sold it on behalf of the original owner (who did pick up one of the final five). I'm guessing that whoever purchased it then, crunched it and now it's up for salvage.
     
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    Yes, that was my guess too - someone bought it and quickly crashed it.
     
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    Repair cost is $53,953, how is that possible? Salvage title, that doesn't look like damage that should warrant salvage title? What gives?
     
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    Those Lotus built Aluminum chassis are very difficult to repair if damaged. Once you have an accident that compromises the body structure it can get very expensive to repair. Similar to the Lotus Elise, you see some cars which seem to have minor damage but are deemed 'totaled.'

    Sometimes a car goes off the road and a boulder or something hard hits onto the underside and causes more damage than is visible from above.
     
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    With motorcycles if the frame receives any kind of damage it's totaled. Likely similar w/ a Lotus/Tesla w/ their aluminum frames.
     
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    Thank you guys.
     
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    Yeah I had this problem with my insurance adjuster when my Jetta was totaled. There was significant frame damage, but somehow my payout was greater than the adjuster had for repair cost. It took like 2 weeks to get the insurance company to accept it was totaled. The adjuster had to keep telling people it COULDN'T be repaired.
     
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    This car is now in my garage, in Norway!! But it's not running...the shipping company didn't take out the main switch power. So the battery is dead...!!=( I thought i had a good insurance, but they declined the first request........
     

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