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Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by TEG, May 30, 2011.
Wow a fully loaded sport, the previous owner is going to take a bath on it
She's a beauty. Looks just like mine (not a sport but I have the same wheels).
I think the original owner already took the bath - they traded the car in for a Maserati or some other noisy thing. If the dealer's selling it they probably just have it sitting in their lot. I was suprised to see a Maserati and a Ferrari on show at our local Aston Martin dealer and that was the explanation; they looked new but were really just pre-owned trade-ins by people who really didn't want them any more. A bit of a gamble by the dealer I guess.
What makes you think they'll take a bath at all though? This is a highly desirable collector's car now! Well, I highly desire one. And we won't know what the reserve is unless someone bids above it...
It might be consignment? But you are right it probably was a trade in. That car was probably 180k new, I will be surprised if it sells for over 100k I bet the reserve is 97-98k? you can buy it outright for 99k. Regardless that is a 90k hit in one year....
Edit just saw the MSRP was 158k
You might want to factor in that this was a Colorado car, so there was a substantial state tax break on Roadsters sold at the end of 2009.
Colorado tax credit gives $42,000 discount on Tesla Roadster - The Denver Post
It looks like that one was first sold just in time (from the Carfax report):
12/14/2009 BOULDER, CO REGISTRATION EVENT
You're right that it's a good deal if you can get it for $100K. At the point where my wife and I are now (i.e., supposedly getting our car in a week or two, but, honestly, sick of waiting), the idea of paying slightly 70% of sticker and getting a Roadster right now is appealing. It does look like it's in near mint condition. But as with any user car, you never know how it was driven for those 7500 miles; maybe it was 30,000 quarter mile drag races :biggrin: ... In fact thinking about it, with the uncertainty in the downstream behaviour of these power trains I'll feel a lot more comfortable driving something where I know the full history without wading through 7,500 miles' worth of downloaded logs (assuming the new owner even gets access to the full history of logs from the onboard computer)...
Nice bit o' sleuthin' there TEG :biggrin: ... changes the economics quite a bit!
Carfax shows it has already had multiple different titles, changing within about 5 months.
(Does a new title imply a new owner each time?)
That's just sad.
Maybe it is the 'haunted roadster'!
That is the exact same car as mine. Just built about 200 cars later. I wonder what tops it comes with?
That looks suspiciously like one of my garage kitties ... maybe I need to keep the keys with me at all times.
Funny how once a car, or even a house, changes hands once it seems to be a lot more likely to be sold again. And again.
It's been relisted here. Note that the Carfax now says only 1 owner, even though the details shows the there was a title change in June 2010, and then the car was sold at auction in Aug 2010, and then another title change in Jan 2011.
Also note that while it's decked out in clear coat CF, it doesn't have the infotainment system.
When you say "infotainment" do you mean the double DIN new Nav system? If so, I think that wasn't available until the 2.5 update which happened well after #753 was built. It is a "2.0 sport" and does seem to have the upgraded stereo that was available at that time.
Old Gambacorta Motors listing
(Why Delaware if the car was always in Colorado?)
Although it seems to have almost every other option available at the time, it doesn't appear to include a hard-top.
Thanks for the correction. My noobness is showing.
That does look to be a sweet configuration - I think that car would sell quickly and for more dollars in CA.