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Damaged #1207

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by TEG, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. TEG

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    4 wheel steering!
     
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    Such a short life....:crying:
     
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    Wonder if Tesla will be buying Roadsters any more? With the car out of production in 60 days, and warranties on 1.5s expiring soon, the cat's out of the bag (box) so to speak.
     
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    Well that video made me sick .... like Night of the Living Dead for a 2.5!!!
     
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    It looks repairable to me! Might need to have the motor and battery removed for frame straightening, probably needs a new gearbox, left axle, left rear suspension, a new rim, new front bumper... I don't think it's totalled though.

    Anyone know what happened?
     
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    Talked to the auction company today. The frame is bent up too. I figured as much just looking at the trunk lid and how it lines up hard left up by the rear glass. No pics other than what they have posted (none of the underside.) Dismantler/dealer only auction; no private party bids. No auction date set; they say it may even be a few months! I think they're trying to drum up some business by advertising it so early on (on their homepage no less!) R.I.P. 1207!
     
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    Well I hope they are keeping it plugged in since the drivetrain (including the batteries) probably holds the highest value salvageable parts. With frame damage, though, the coolant lines might be screwed up.
     
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    I keep wondering about the Roadster at the Cosmopolitan on top of the slot machines in Las Vegas. Does someone plug that one in to maintain the pack?
     
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    Wasn't plugged in everytime I have been there....

    That being said, I bet thet they top the charge off every now and then.
     
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    No, the battery in the 1207 wreck has been disconnected in the car according to the auction company. They said they contacted tesla directly when they received the car, and were advised to disconnect it all together, considering it's condition :(
     
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    Hmm... guess that means the battery pack is a loss.
     
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    Disconnected cells can hold a charge for a very long time, assuming no power was being drawn from them.
     
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    I talked with Tesla Menlo Park regarding this 1207 car today. Apparently, the car must have been towed there from the accident, as they saw it in this condition and are familiar with it (two months ago.) They said it needs a whole new chassis tub ($27K w/o labor) along with numerous other parts, and everything would have to be transferred over to the new tub. They said they wouldn't even touch it! And they don't even know about the battery pack, electronics, gearbox, motor, etc. Way too much money must be invested to make it road worthy, exceeding it's worth. Hence, the salvage status from the insurance company. I had to check on it because the pics and video didn't look that bad, but any potential bidders be forewarned! What a shame! PASS...... :(
     
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    Thanks for the info. Maybe some parts of 1207 will make it onto other roadsters and them keep going.
     
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    Additional Pictures: Unit is quoted as repairable by the insurance company but was totaled out due to the parts available time line from Tesla
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.323339501039163.81241.171088169597631&type=1

    Unit is up for auction on Jan 31st http://www.ranchoautoauction.com/ and has had the main line fuse removed (as directed by Tesla Motors) to preserve the battery. Unit is open available for detailed inspection prior to the auction - just call them 916-321-8886 to schedule an appointment
     
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    I notice NICB VINcheck does NOT list #1207 as a total loss...

    I did notice these other ones were listed as "total loss":
    5YJRE11B981000121 - 2010-12-28 - Cause of loss: Collision
    5YJRE11B781000182 - 2010-01-22 - Cause of loss: Collision
    5YJRE11B681000254 - 2010-01-22 - Cause of loss: Collision
    5YJRE11B081000394 - 2011-09-15 - Cause of loss: Collision
    5YJRE1A17A1000681 - 2011-02-28 - Cause of loss: Collision
    5YJRE1A14A1000699 - 2010-05-19 - Cause of loss: Collision
    5YJRE1A18A1000933 - 2010-06-26 - Cause of loss: Collision
     
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    not to stray too far off topic, but i spoke with a tesla employee who said he recently picked up a one of the first roadsters in napa and the car had never been plugged in (or driven.) battery was (predictably) totally dead.
     

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