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Model 3 Sighting in Fort Lauderdale

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by KennyB-FLL, Apr 25, 2016.

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  1. KennyB-FLL

    KennyB-FLL Member

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    Yesterday morning while walking to meet friends for brunch, I saw what seemed to be a car with the Model 3 front end approaching me. The closer it got, and after it went by, it WAS a Model 3! It was blue with the gray wheels. The tail end was the real thing. Anyone else seen this car around? Had I been driving, I would have followed him, but as I said, I was on foot. I was walking down Floranada Road in the Oakland Park suburb of Fort Lauderdale.
     
  2. TrickyDimitri

    TrickyDimitri Soon...very soon.

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    :D:D:D;););) That would have been super cool to see one live.
     
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    Interesting. Don't think anyone has seen a blue one yet as far as I know. Just the silver and matte black and red at the reveal, and the red one wasn't driveable.
     
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    pics or it didn't happen :)
     
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    A "blue" Model 3? There was no blue 3 at the reveal. And it is hard to imagine why Tesla would have one of the small number of prototypes in Florida.

    I'm sure you believe you saw a Model 3. But I would suggest you were simply mistaken. If you had taken a photo I would be more inclined to believe you.

    Did it have manufacturer's plates on it?
     
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    I want to believe you!
     
  7. EV-Bull

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    I hope Tesla is testing out their cars in Florida's humid heat. Several people I know that are skeptical about EVs doubt whether they will hold up in this climate.
     
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    Refreshed Model S?
     
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    My guess is a Model X
     
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  10. Jason Bourne

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    If this were Tesla's intention, would they do it in April? ...... or in July/August?
     
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    I guess the key question is whether or not the car in question had a moustache. If it was clean-shaven, then it's not an S or X or some other brand with a similar overall body shape.
     
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    All of the above?
     
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    I think I saw one too in the dunes of Pismo being driven by Elvis, with Bigfoot in the passenger seat and two green aliens in back. One had on a "Elon for President" shirt and the other was wearing an Instant Gratification monkey t-shirt. I pulled out my iPhone 7 to take a picture for proof but they saw me and took off in a plaid flash. I was pretty bummed out that I missed the photo opp but then I realized they all had drinks in their hands so clearly Tesla is NOT getting the message about drink holders in the sedans. Sigh....
     
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  15. Muaddid

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    I want to believe you but in 2016 it's "pic or it didn't happen" ;)

    Also I'd love to see the Model 3 in blue !
     
  16. StraightDave

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    How do you think Tesla tests the cars? My friend works for GM and they do a lot of system testing in Arizona and California.
     
  17. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    It was "present" in rendered form -- on a poster behind the 3 cars at the unveil.

    Edit: Mea culpa. That was an X.

    Model3Unveil_BlueBehind.png
     
  18. ModelNforNerd

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    Word is that the refreshed Model S will be available to view/drive in Galleries starting today. So is it possible it was just a new S?
     

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