So I just purchased Roadster #1276 with the bricked battery and it is now in the Tesla Queens SC where the battery was installed and is being charged and balanced! I'm so excited to be driving a roadster again after selling #344. It was really strange when I first saw the Roadster without the battery everything had to be opened manually.......... Now it's up on their lift (kind of looks like a spider. I should have taken a pic) with the rear wheels off, the interior door panels off and some other stuff. I'm going to have them throw some sound deadening material in the doors while they are open like that. FWIW I was told by Tesla that there is no current work being done on an upgraded battery with Model S cells and was disappointed to hear about that. I'm sure that I'll get over it as soon as I get behind the wheel!