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Signature Series

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by CEO1, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. CEO1

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    Is there a list of Signature series cars and their owners?
     
  2. brianman

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    @TEG - Roadster data requested.
     
  3. TEG

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    For privacy reasons, and my old list likely much out of date, I wont give full names of who I thought owned them...

    Here were the States I think they started in, and first name of first owners (where I had noticed some article mentioning them.)

    1 CA
    2 CA "Bob"
    3 CA
    4 CA
    5 CA "Randy"->"Pete"
    6 CA "Marsha"->sold
    7 CT "Ben"
    8 CA "George"->sold
    9 CA "Jorg"
    10 TX
    11 CA
    12 CA
    13 CA
    14 NH "Dean"
    15 NY
    16 CA "Jason"
    17 CA "David" ->sold
    18 CA
    19 CA
    20 CA "Linda"->sold
    21 HI
    22 CA
    23 CA "Chris"
    24 Norway "Christian"
    25 CA "Rod & Barbara"
    26 CA "Jay"
    27 CA
    28 CA "Doug"->sold->wrecked
    29 CA
    30 TX "John"
    31 CA "David"
    32 MN
    33 CA "Steve & Karen"
    34 CA "Leonardo" -> sold
    35 CA
    36 CA
    37 NY
    38 TX
    39 CA
    40 FL "Matt"->"Denis"
    41 CA
    42 MD (museum?)
    43 NY "David"
    44 CA "Steve"
    45 WA
    46 NY
    47 FL "Jeff"
    48 CA "Josh" -> "Bill"
    49 CA "Gavin?"
    50 CA
    51 CA "Gavin?"
    52 CA "Steve"->sold
    53 CA "Scott"
    54 CA "Rich"
    55 CA "Bill"->"Curt"
    56 CA
    57 OR
    58 CA
    59 CA "Will"
    60 CA "Don/Earl"->"Pete"
    61 VT
    62 CA "John"->sold
    63 CA
    64 CA "Chris"
    65 CA
    66 CA "Dan"
    67 CA
    68 WA
    69 CA
    70 CA "Matthew"
    71 CA->TX->MD
    72 CA "Mike"->"Wade"
    73 CA "Ken"
    74 FL->sold
    75 AbuDhabi
    76 CA "Jon"->MD"Curt"
    77 CA
    78 CA "Jon"->sold
    79 WA
    80 CA->MI
    81 CA "Sam"
    82 CA "Scott"
    83 TX "Joshua" -> WI
    84 CA
    85 TX "Barry"
    86 Norway->Dubai
    87 CA "Paul"->TX"Steve"
    88 DE "DrK"
    89 CA
    90 CA
    91 CA
    92 CT
    93 CA->SD
    94 TX "Seth"
    95 CA -> WA
    96 CA
    97 CA "Adam"->NV
    98 CA "David"
    99 CA
    100 CA->IL
     
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  4. DanielFriederich

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    112 of 250 (EU Signature) Germany "Daniel" ;)
     
  5. CEO1

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    Are you or anyone else keeping a current list and updating this? Does anyone know what the differences are between these and later 1.0 models?
     
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    TEG is the right person to talk to ;)

    What you mean by 1.0? All 2 gear cars had been converted to single speed gearbox by Tesla due to broken gears...
    There's a thread in the forum where TEG posted an almost complete list about the VINs ;)
     
  7. TEG

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    I went through a phase of obsessively searching on anything and everything related to the Roadster.
    I basically stopped doing that now... I update my notes when I see a car show up on eBay but that is about it.

    I heard a rumor that Tesla may delete their old Roadster records after some amount of time.
    (7 years? 10 years?)

    Why are you wondering about all this?

    All of the 2008 Roadsters (and North America Signature 100 were all 2008 model year) were similar configuration.
    There was only one type of drivetrain. There was no "Sport" variant (not until 2010.)
     
  8. TEG

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    I assume that CEO1, being in USA, was asking about USA Signature 100, not EU Sig 250...
    But, yeah, thanks for the reminder not to forget that EU had Signature models too.
     
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  9. DanielFriederich

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    yeah... I kind of felt left behing... hahahaha :)
     
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    First I wanted to advise whoever is keeping a list of change in ownership.
    Second I was told the signature series had some things that were not part of the regular production run. Added carbon fiber bits for example. Did all receive the round medallions located between the seats indicating the first owner of record?
     
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  12. TEG

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    #12 TEG, Jul 24, 2018
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    All the signature 100 roadsters were offered that plaque behind the seats. That was a signature exclusive. It has engraved signatures of many of the originals Tesla staff that helped create that car.
    In many cases, it has the name of the first owner engraved on it. In some cases, some buyers opted to have some phrase put on there instead of their name.

    Some original owners kept the plaque (it pops off) when they sold their roadster. Maybe they wanted it as a souvenir, or maybe they didn't want their name to live on with the car.
    Since the Roadster was first announced in a Hollywood style party reveal with many Hollywood celebrities in attendance, we do have a lot of Roadsters that were first owned by movie stars.
    Those Roadsters might have some extra collectible value particularly if the name plate is still intact.

    There weren't too many things made special about the signature roadsters other than signature badges on the sides, door sills, and behind the seats.
    Well there was the "signature green" color offered which was exclusive to VP, Founders' and Signature roadsters.
    If there was extra carbon fiber trim, that was likely special ordered separately.

    If you wanted to tell me about a change of ownership of a particular Roadster, you could PM me with the details and the last digits of the VIN.
    But it isn't really doing much other than going into my notes, and keeping my old hobby going.
     
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  13. backmost

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    On a side note TEG, I love that video of you getting a ride in the Roadster with Martin Eberhard. I've been on a kick recently going through the pre-Model S era of Tesla.

    Truly amazing how far this company has come.
     
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    The CEO of nvidia owned 49 or 51. He auctioned it off for charity many years ago.
     
  15. TEG

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    Yeah, that was pretty special, and very cool of him, particularly when things were melting down for him there.
     
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    Yeah, 49 & 51 were clones. Both signature green... They had sequential license plates, and both registered in the same zip code in San Francisco.
     
  17. backmost

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    Do you know if he still has his Signature?
     
  18. TEG

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    His is a Founders' roadster, not a signature.
    Yes, I am fairly sure he still has it.
     
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    My #33 has a carbon fiber frame on which the panels of the front bonnet are mounted; later that was changed to an injection molded plastic part. Similarly, the tub in the trunk is bare carbon fiber; later that was changed to flocked plastic. I don't know whether those changes happened before or after VIN 100.
     
  20. TEG

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    I think those CF parts were in all the 2008 1.5s

    They switched some things to plastic with the 2.0's starting in 2010.
     
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