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DiCaprio Enjoying His ‘Unbelievable’ Tesla Electric Roadster

Discussion in 'News' started by dpeilow, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. TEG

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  2. graham

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    Leo's new ride -- chicagotribune.com
    Is Leo paying a lot more for his Roadster than I am paying for mine?
     
  3. Tim M

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    Graham,

    He may have jumped in on one of the late 2008 slots that they offered at $125,000. Add in a few extras and I can see the bottom line rising to that figure. I expect my 2009 to be 120 to 130 by the time I'm actually holding the keys.
     
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    sssshhhhhgrahaaaammmm....ixnay on the icpray.....
     
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    The rule for the $125K '08s was that they would come at the end of the original '08 deliveries, was it not? Ergo, he must have had an earlier reservation and just kept it mum for lo these many years. Of course, that doesn't explain the price, so.....
     
  6. graham

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    No, that was just the '08s opened to the public at large this past September. Previous to that, if a slot opened up they would sell that slot number itself at an undisclosed price to a person they thought would give the Roadster a high profile (namely politicians and movie stars...). Entirely possible that he got in on that deal.
     
  7. WarpedOne

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    This forum used to have a list of fameous people who reserved the roadster.
    IIRC Leonardo was on it.
     
  8. vfx

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    I have the list as a Word document with links to the sources. The first print "confirmation" for Leo was just last September 08'.

    But this guy has been green and rich and private for a long time. He even tried to buy a TZero for 6 figures long before Tesla.

    I am confident he has quietly been in the first 100 since the beginning and he may even be in the first 27.
     
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    Price

    The Daily Mail article mentions a 100,000GBP price, so the Tribune probably just converted that to dollars, hence the $147,000 price quoted...

    Jay
     
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    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/1812-post5.html

    Brangelina is also on the list, but I'm not sure how many of these TEG made up
     
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    Wrong list.

    There were three "lists". First was sort of a crudely thrown together list of famous people we heard about. (the unofficial list)

    Second was when TEG got more serious and made a real list with Tesla press releases and articles that mentioned celebrities linked to the list.

    Lastly was a fun list of celebrities who (at the time) we thought should own a Roadster because they are openly green or at least pretend they are.
    That third one is the one you linked.

    By the way The TMC moderators decided to remove the celebrity list for reasons I never fully understood.
     
  12. doug

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    Yeah, I never quite understood that either. That was before I became a moderator, and I think it was removed by the OP.
    I think the idea was to respect the privacy of certain owners. But we'd only know about it if it was published somewhere else to begin with.
     
  13. TEG

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    #14 TEG, Dec 31, 2008
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    Oh, I think I removed it because of the long delays. I didn't want those people to get extra ribbing for putting full deposits down on something that wasn't delivered. Now that the sig 100 have been delivered here is the original list back:

    Martin Eberhard Tesla Founder
    Elon Musk Tesla Chairman of the board
    Michael Marks former CEO of Flextronics, former interim Tesla CEO
    Larry Page Google founder
    Sergey Brin Google founder
    Michael Dell Dell computers founder
    Chris Paine writer and director, "Who Killed the Electric Car"
    Dean Devlin producer, "Who Killed the Electric Car"
    Scott Burns producer, "An Inconvenient Truth"
    Arnold Schwarzenegger / Maria Shriver Actor/politician & his wife
    Gavin Newsom San Francisco Mayor
    Nicholas Pritzker Hyatt hotel CEO
    Eric Stang Reliant CEO
    Brian Halla CEO of National Semiconductor
    George Clooney Actor, Director
    Brad Pitt Actor
    Matt Damon Actor
    Dennis Haysbert TV Actor, 24 and The Unit
    Will.I.Am Singer
    Michael "Flea" Balzary Bassist
    Jim Marver VantagePoint Venture Partners
    Steve Jurvetson Venture Capitalist
    Jon Faiz Kayyem Managing Partner of Efficacy Capital Ltd
    Rob Wilder CEO of WilderShares LLC
    Dean Kamen New Hampshire's inventor king
    Jeff Skoll formerly of eBay
    Jon Mittelhauser co-founded Netscape Communications
    Stephen Casner Fellow, Packet Design
    Bob Bressler Owner of Bressler Vineyards
    Don Cox Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
    Earl Cox Don's son
    Rich Chen Google -> Hatena
    Josh Hannah Flutter.com president
    Tom & Cathy Saxton life enjoyment specialists
    Bill Bennett Man of mystery
    Doug Cheeseman adventure tour operator
    Farzad Nazem Ex Yahoo! CTO
    Loren Carpenter Pixar co-founder
    Julie Chaiken sportswear designer
    Allen Skolnick Ferrari owner
    Barry Skolnick (CAMBR CEO)
    Don Ruggiero (CAMBR CFO)
    Corinne from El Dorado Hills, CA
    Greg Woulf
    Simon Hackett ISP Representative, Australia
    Matt Domain broker from NY
    Kevin F360 owner
    Michael Valentine (W8MM) : Radar detector inventor (going to need one!)
    Scott Byer Photoshop Architect from Cupertino, CA
    Steve Stevens : AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories
    Tony Belding : Blogger from Hamilton, TX <== We are fairly certain he changed his mind later.
    Don Auker : EV fan from Lebanon, PA
    Linda Nicholes : EV activitist
    Sam from Orcas Island, WA
    Steven Aldrich : Intuit
    Steve Weinstein

    [ I don't plan to update or add anyone else to this list myself ]
     
  14. malcolm

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    Thanks TEG
     
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    Thanks the old list with 50 names. It's now up to 100 "outed" owners with car #s and colors if known.
     
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    So you are keeping your own "list"?

    There was also this post where I tried to track colors of the prototypes...
     
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    I "made up" all of those. I had no reason to know that any of them had ordered a roadster. They just seemed like "green leaning celebs" so I threw their names out as potential customers.
     
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    Lists like this are things that don't work as well with the forum format.

    Perhaps we can reply to add someone (or some color/number information about someone) on a topic here, but the "real" list could live on something more static like Planet Tesla - where the guy wanted suggestions for crossover material.

    Using forward and backward links, that could be the permanent home for the list itself, but we could contribute all the changes here?
     
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    Add

    changes like adding Kelsey Grammar and Dustin Hoffman....
     

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