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The final fate of the prototypes?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Aug 20, 2006
    Silicon Valley
    For many working on the Tesla roadster right now it may be "good riddance" to the prototypes as they start making final production cars. They know that there are lots of improvements made, and the prototypes start to seem rather flawed compared to the improved models.

    But, other "famous" prototypes tell us that the early prototypes of a model like this end up having a special place in history. Some collectors, and museums will probably want them to keep a bit of the history of this groundbreaking creation.

    I wonder if there is someone at Tesla planning the final fate for these prototypes. It would be a shame if they ended up
    getting destroyed or recycled for parts rather than going to a museum.

    I recall seeing the original Porsche 356 prototype (356-001) making the rounds through different museums.


    These kinds of cars develop a real following over the years.

    Carefully preserved Ferrari prototype:

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