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California "Tesla" License plates set

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by kptesl, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. kptesl

    kptesl Member

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    California "Tesla" License plates set

    Registered in CA from 2003 (founding year of TSLA) to 2008 (year the roadster was first sold). Official/CA DMV. Only set of its kind.

    List Date: 2/19/2014

    For more info, click here to view the original listing: California "Tesla" License plates set
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    On Sale For: $8,000.00

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  2. hyperpretension

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    Why would someone pay to put the name of their car just under where the manufacturer has placed the name of their car? If you saw someone driving down the road with a license plate that said "Kia," you'd laugh at them. It's not like people don't know what kind of car you're driving...and if they did, they could look at the letters that spell TESLA just above the license plate.
     
  3. 772

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    Maybe Elon will buy it.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    Actually, it's hard to see the "TESLA" on the back of the car. I was getting people tailgating trying to figure out what kind of car it was. It helped when I got the license plate frame that says TESLA, but it really helped when I installed my "N TESLA" (after Nikola) plates. People no longer tailgate me. Well, except when I drive the Roadster...
     
  5. Gizmotoy

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    I think it'd be neat. Not $8k neat, though. I'll keep my random numbers and letters for that much.
     
  6. strider

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    I don't get it. Are they offering to transfer the plates to you through the DMV so you can run them on your car or are they asking $8k for 2 pieces of metal?
     
  7. RandyS

    RandyS Fan of Elon

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    Making me feel pretty good about the plates that I just received from the DMV for 50 bucks... :)

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  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Really good question.

    Could the OP clarify if this includes DMV transfer of ownership? Or is this just for sale of the two used plates as a historical memento?
     
  9. joefee

    joefee Over 2 Million TMC page views

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    and they match your car really well ... almost makes me want a front plate....well almost :wink:
     
  10. darthvdr

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    I would not be surprised if this is picked up for that price
     
  11. Shumdit

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    A fool and his money....;)
     
  12. Grey on Grey

    Grey on Grey Banned

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    Are you nuts?
    Only a moron would pay that kind of money for two pieces of metal!
     
  13. sp4rk

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    If it is for two pieces of metal.

    It is common in Europe to pay this price for "real" vanity plates. You buy the vehicle with the plates on, and transfer them.
    If you saw that on a UK car, you would know that

    1) they paid more for the plate than the car (like JAG 1)
    2) doubt that it would even be available, T35 L4, might be
    3) there are coincidences ... my car in the UK has 2 random letter / number combo then space then my initials; and those are relatively inexpensive. £200?

    But calling a "class" of people moron is hardly necessary, is it?
     
  14. Shumdit

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    its just his/her opinion. There are certainly thousands if not millions of people who would call this whole group of enthusiasts the same thing. We see a car full of happy people on a test drive as people wit the Tesla Grin. They see it as a ship of fools.
     
  15. bart513

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    +1 (not on the name calling but how people feel about us enthusiasts)
     
  16. Chris Naps

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    If anything, why doesn't Elon have these plates?!
     
  17. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Elon has T4LUL4H :wink:
     
  18. joefee

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    Volker...nice to hear from you!
     
  19. Tesla 940

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    I have "TESLA" license plate - but of course it is a New Mexico plate. I also have my 1974 New Mexico "WOW" plate on the front.
     
  20. lloyds

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    I could see why you were banned.
     

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