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shrink

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May 21, 2013
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I know it's old news that this company has been planning these coupe and convertible conversions, but I did a search and I could not find the thread. Regardless, looks like they are finally selling the first convertible for a mere Buy it Now of $225,000:

Tesla Model s Convertible | eBay

I'd rather buy the P85D.
 

andrewket

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Dec 20, 2012
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I love convertibles. I can't wait for tesla to make the next roadster. But on this conversion? I'll pass. IMHO, it's ugly.
 

BlueTan85

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Jul 21, 2013
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I love convertibles. I can't wait for tesla to make the next roadster. But on this conversion? I'll pass. IMHO, it's ugly.

+1

(I was gonna just say +1 and leave it at that but nooooo, the forum software (for the first time?) says "your message is too short" and that it has to be 3 characters or more)
 

RDoc

S85D
Aug 24, 2012
2,755
1,706
Boston North Shore
I would be very concerned about the structural integrity of the car.

Convertible bodies are very different from the same model hardtops since the roof isn't available to act as the top of a box section. My guess is that the handling really sucks due to body flex and I question what the result of an accident would be, certainly there's no roll over protection at all.
 

K5ING

MegaMiler
Feb 6, 2013
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Denton, Texas
Four-door convertibles just don't work unless they are boxy and have suicide rear doors ('61-'67 Lincoln Continentals). As long as they were fooling around with the structural integrity, they should have just moved the "B" pillar back and lengthened the front door and got rid of the rear doors altogether.
 

RobStark

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Jul 2, 2013
10,755
56,855
Los Angeles, USA
That looks like a Newport Convertible Engineering conversion.

The seller should probably mention that. It is a NCE product not a random shop that chopped the roof off.
 

shrink

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May 21, 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
1 rating, no meaningful description, scary listing.

Yeah, looking at the listing again, I think this is a scam. Two of the pictures are spy pics from other news outlets. The description is, as you mentioned, meaningless.

Stay away, folks. Not that anyone here is all that tempted anyway.
 

breser

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Aug 28, 2014
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North Bend, WA
Four-door convertibles just don't work unless they are boxy and have suicide rear doors ('61-'67 Lincoln Continentals). As long as they were fooling around with the structural integrity, they should have just moved the "B" pillar back and lengthened the front door and got rid of the rear doors altogether.

If you go to Newport Convertable Engineering's website you'll see photos of a 2 door Model S convertible. So sounds like you're not the only one that thinks that way.
 

Rifleman

Now owns 2 Model S's!!!
Nov 29, 2011
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85
Harrison Ohio
1 feedback rating, no description, and a screen capture of a news broadcast for the only picture? I assume whoever buys this got the money for it when a Nigerian prince died and left his money to him.
 

palmer_md

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Sep 26, 2012
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Hermosa Beach, CA
Model S Convertable

Model S Convertable Conversion


Found this on eBay...

Wow is this ugly. But I guess that is just my view, since I assume others may think it is beautiful. I'm a bit surprised it took so long for someone to convert one.

Tesla Model s Convertible | eBay

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GaryREM

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Jul 16, 2013
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Fairfax, VA
So sad...

This joker is advertising at $200k. Newport Convertible Engineering (who did this car) are advertising the conversion at $29k soft tonneau, $49k hard tonneau.
 

kp.sfo

Member
Dec 18, 2013
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Los Altos, CA
Model S Convertible spotted in the wild

Just saw this in downtown Los Altos, CA. The rear looks really well, but the roof line looks odd IMO.

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I think it takes some serious guts to chop the roof off a $130k P85+...
 

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