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Sig 100 #1 ?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    We know the story of "P1" AKA "F1" or Founders' series car #1, but what about Sig 100 #1 ?

    Is it this one? :
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    (As seen at the 2009 Washington D.C. auto show)
     
  2. slcasner

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    Sig 100 #2 says he has never been able to find out from Tesla who has Sig 100 #1.
     
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    I hope that Tesla is keeping sig#1 for their museum, and that it will someday be as impressive as Daimler's museum.

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    I'd be surprised if they kept it. Remember that they were having lots of trouble producing any cars at all then, so slipping one car would have made a noticable difference to the quite unhappy customers at the time. Maybe they'll be able to buy it back somtime, though.
     
  5. TEG

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    I recall also hearing that during a period of desperately low cash they sold off some cars that they had possibly intended to keep.
     
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    #6 TEG, Jan 1, 2012
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    I am thinking that "TESLA 1" plate may be misleading.
    Some Googling suggests that car may be #43 and went to the Gateway Auto Museum in Colorado.

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  7. AndrewBissell

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    I hope they are maintaining the battery on that car. I don't see it being plugged in.
     
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    The dash looks lighter in #43, but appears to be standard black in "TESLA 1" - i.e., they may not be the same car unless somebody paid to swap out the dash in between the photos.
     
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    I think that is just photo lighting. I think it is the same car in Signature Green, which can look almost black for indoor photos.
     
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    I got from one to the other from that "Unforgettable Adventure" banner.
    The Gateway Auto Museum is somewhat affiliated with that enterprise.

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    I've seen the Signature Green in person, and it sure does look black indoors until you pay close attention.

    As for lighting, I compared the steering wheel color to the dash color in each. The photo with a lighter dash looks darker outside, but the steering wheel looks the same color in each. I suppose it's not terribly important, but I still think the dash is different. At any rate, I'm certain there's more than one Signature Green with those same seats.
     

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