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Photos or other details on VIN 0681 ?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by S-2000 Roadster, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. S-2000 Roadster

    Apr 10, 2009
    #1 S-2000 Roadster, Dec 24, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
    Hello Tesla Roadster experts. Has anyone found photos or other information on VIN # 0681 ? It would have been manufactured around August 2009 (2.0, Model Year 2010). I'm wondering what color it ended up, and maybe who bought/owns it.
  2. wiztecy

    wiztecy Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Santa Cruz, California, United States
    #2 wiztecy, Dec 24, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
    A VIN of 681 would be a 2.0, it wouldn't have a model year of 2008. 1.5 Roadsters are classified as 2008 models. I have VIN #268 and it was made in April / 2009, however it is considered a 2008. Roadsters that were 2.0's started at VIN 500+ and the 2.0's were considered 2010 models. I believe the 2.5's were around 1000+ or so and considered 2011 models. With my numbers I'm talking only about US models.

    TEG has the best scoop on all this.
  3. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009. EV miles: 233,000

    Jul 16, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    I ordered #690 in late July 2009 and received it as a 2.0 2010 on Oct 1, if that helps set the timeline.
  4. S-2000 Roadster

    Apr 10, 2009
    #4 S-2000 Roadster, Dec 24, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
    You're right! I have a big list of VINs, but I missed the MY 2010 marker right after VIN # 0500, the last "2008."

    According to my notes (which were collected mostly on this forum), the "first 2.5" was VIN # 0964, delivered April or May 2010.
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Aug 20, 2006
    #5 TEG, Dec 25, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2015
    5YJRE1A17A1000681 VA"XML6551" White - Salvage (Virginia) Wreck, then [email protected] (fixed)

    I think maybe some body shop in Europe bought it, had it shipped across the Atlantic, repaired the body, then sold it back to someone in the USA who may have replaced the battery and then sold it again.


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  6. Habious

    Habious Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    Springfield, VA
    I've driven that car!

    When I first looked into getting a Roadster, that was the only one for sale in my area. It drove nice...everything seemed tight on it.

    Ultimately, I decided to go for a 2.5 (I really wanted the backup camera and big Nav screen)...and, to be perfectly honest, the salvage title scared me away.

    The guy who restored it back to running condition is a member and posts on here sometimes.

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