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Founders'/Signature Series plaques

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by doug, May 23, 2008.

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  1. TEG

    TEG Teslafanatic

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    I think someone took it at the Pebble Beach Concours last year...
    (I just stumbled on it searching Flickr for "Tesla plaque" or somesuch.)
     
  2. Mitrovic

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    My car, European Roaster Sport 2010

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  3. slcasner

    slcasner Active Member

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    If anyone is interested in examining the signatures, I took this scan of my plaque before installing it. For example, three signatures to the right of the tip of the shield and one row up is an easily legible "Greg Renda". Just above and to the left of Greg is Elon Musk's scribble.

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    Excellent idea. Very smart to scan it at a decent resolution before installing it. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. vfx

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    #25 vfx, Jul 24, 2011
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    Nikola Edition Roadster's plaque.
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  6. TEG

    TEG Teslafanatic

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    What is the story behind that?

    I remember in the very early days there was some mention of a surviving Tesla relative being given a Roadster. But I haven't heard much since so maybe it was a false rumor.
     
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    Pfff! My car has some custom made scratches no one else has!
     
  9. SByer

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    I was strangely happy when I was showing a friend the car, had the doors open, and he pointed out that I already had my first scratch. There, in the door jamb, where I wouldn't ever see it if I didn't look. Relief, that is. Much better than somewhere where I'd see it every day, and it got it out of the way.
     
  10. TEG

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    #30 TEG, Aug 5, 2011
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    Although VFX's picture was from Newport Beach, maybe that one is now at the Nikola Tesla museum in Chicago?:
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  11. vfx

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    Not sure if i'd give that much credit.

    At the Newport beach store they had a Roadster with a bunch of custom things done to it. (sorry I don't remember what they were). The buyer backed out so Tesla put the special edition badge on it.

    Not such a glorious story.
     
  12. SByer

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    I want to know who the perzon who backed out was, so I can call them a moron by name ;-).
    (Yes, that was originally a typo, I corrected it, then thought that it sort of matched what I was trying to say).
     
  13. marco2228

    marco2228 Roadster Signature #34

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    I bought a Sig 100 Roadster, #34.
    Unfortunately the plaque is missing...
    Does anyone know, how to get a replica of it?
    Tesla doesn't sell it, but I only asked at one store. Maybe I should ask at every store, until they sell it:)

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  14. AEdennis

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    We got #40 as a CPO. The plaque was removed to protect the identity of the previous owner... (as the current owner it's easy to find out who when you bring the car in for service). I requested and they provided me with a blank Sig 100 plaque to replace in that spot.

    It IS a bumper to bumper 37 month, 37,000 mile warranty and the plaque void is within the bumpers.
     
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  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Plaques aside, gratz on your cars, guys!
     
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  16. AEdennis

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    Thanks... Such a contrast in cars between the Roadster and Model S.
     
  17. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I posted this above (over four years ago); you might give them a call. Assuming they're legit to begin with, perhaps they still have the template on file.
    Laser Etched Nameplates, Plaques and Badges
     
  18. marco2228

    marco2228 Roadster Signature #34

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    Tesla Signature Plate 112.png 112 of 250 ;)
     
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    After lots of coordination, I was finally able to obtain the last blank Founders' Series plaque known to be available. I would like to get "16 of 27" laser etched where it belongs. Using the pictures in this thread, I have spent hours trying to identify the exact font and size that Tesla used for the numbering on these plates and every font I've identified as a good candidate has something slightly off. I'm very detail oriented and want my numbering to be exactly like how Tesla did it. I know it's a long shot, but does anybody here know the exact font type and size that Tesla used to etch the numbering (X of 27, X of 100, X of 250, etc)? Thanks!
     

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