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F0016 Roadster for Sale

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Mark Templeton, May 28, 2017.

  1. Mark Templeton

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    Around 2003, I had an accidental opportunity to meet the original Tesla team that was architecting, packaging and testing the power systems that led to the launch of the Roadster. Luckily, I was also fortunate enough to order an early car. Imagine how thrilled (and shocked) I was when I was told my car would be "Founder's 0016" - the sixteenth Roadster to be built.

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    I took delivery on August 1, 2008. Zak Edson (now a senior exec at Lucid Motors) did my "training" and my wife and I drove to dinner. We made this video that day:

    Tesla marketing asked if they could use it for PR and customer engagements. Of course! Sharing your joy is a fundamental principle in my life.

    Since then, I've been blessed to receive Model S Founder's 020 and Model X Founder's 003. Clearly, I love Tesla cars, and the statements they make about innovation, fun and the future.

    I am now ready to find a new home for my Roadster. upload_2017-5-28_11-11-18.png

    The car is Black on Black with tan seat inserts. It's had some updates along the way and a wonderfully perfect vehicle. It has been garaged consistently and has about 15,500 miles on it. The charging unit is specific to the Roadster, and will be included with the car.

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    I do not have a price in mind and will consider reasonable offers. Leave a message here or message me on Facebook if you are interested. Otherwise, just enjoy the video and photos!

    Sincere regards,
    /Mark

    Mark Templeton
    https://www.facebook.com/mark.templeton.397
     

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  2. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    Beautiful car Mark. Hope that the new owner would take care of it as you have.
     
  3. NikeWings

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    What a beauty, terrific video and numbered F-16 to boot! Everything about this car is special.
    If only it was in my garage. :)
     
  4. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mark, curious to know the meaning of that statement: are you saying that you have an HPC and it is the one that was purchased with the car?

    Good luck with your sale.
     
  5. adastra

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    I think he means the charging port on Roadster is different from Model S and X.

    I wonder if cars owned by Mark Templeton will command a premium like other cars owned by celebrities.
     
  6. FlatSix911

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    Hi Mark,
    Great to hear from you ... I am interested and sent you a message on FB.

    Best Regards, Ted
     
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  7. Mark Templeton

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    Thank you! It's been a wonderful car AND piece of art! ;o)
     
  8. Mark Templeton

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    That's exactly what I meant. I wanted to make sure non-Roadster owners know the charging unit is different from S & X. You're kind, but I seriously doubt there's any premium in my cars other than I love them and care for them. ;o) Still, that's a very nice thing to say!

    One of the cool new things I'm doing is Vintage Electric Bikes. Check out our website - vintageelecutricbikes.com - we are building high performance, top quality and beautifully styled eBikes! They are a blast to drive - just like a Tesla!!

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  9. Mark Templeton

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    Hi, there! The fun thing on the video is my wife's voice toward the end! I laugh out loud every time I watch it. Hope you enjoyed it, too.

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    Mark,

    I'm a fellow Roadster owner fixing your link:

    Vintage Electric Bikes | Electric Bike | E Bike

    I took a look. WOW! Those bikes look fantastic!

    Good luck with your Roadster sale! I contemplate selling my Roadster from time to time for something more practical, but I worry I'll regret it dearly.
     
  11. Zak

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    I laugh out loud every time I hear your wife in that video too, Mark. I wish you luck in finding a good home for your Roadster. Thanks for sharing the picture. :)
     
  12. NikeWings

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    LOL!! Seriously I had wanted to ask if you actually cut the tape at that spot because there was more to hear.......that you didn't want to be heard. So, since you brought it up, what really happened after the last "Mark geezus"? :D
     
  13. FlatSix911

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    Corrected link and related story on Electrek ... Vintage Electric Bikes | Electric Bike | E Bike

    Interview: California-based Vintage Electric Bikes marries simple bikes with vintage charm

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    Vintage Electric currently has four bike models, including the Outlaw:

    -The Tracker (“Which is the bike that started it all”). It has a 35-mile range, can hit 36 MPH in race mood and boasts a two-hour recharge time. It features, according to the company, “all WWI-era motordome racer lines topped with a Brooks leather saddle, but it’s boosted by a thoroughly modern electric motor.”

    -The Scrambler (“Kind of our dream bike here at the shop, our gravel road version”). It likewise can go 35 miles in street mode, with a two-hour recharge time.

    -The Cruz is the company’s “laid-back, California cruise bike,” with a design that harkens back to the American Art Deco movement and boasts the same 35 Mile Range, 36 MPH in race mode and two-hour recharge time.

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    “Ninety-five percent of our customers are people who haven’t ridden their bike for a while,” Davidge said. “They stumble across our website and see our bikes and it’s like – this is not necessarily my bicycle replacement, it’s like – hey, I don’t have to drive my car everywhere. I can actually use this thing. And that’s the most exciting thing for us.”
     
  14. EricUSC

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    Hi Mark, thanks for sharing! I messaged you on Facebook two days ago and look forward to hearing from you regarding the Roadster.
     
  15. Mark Templeton

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    The bikes are fabulous! They're kinda like the Roadster - until you ride one, it's hard to appreciate the experience! Many thanks for fixing the link! Very best, Mark
     

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