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JdeMO Powered
Dec 10, 2016
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In an attempt to help first-time buyers and seasoned prospectors alike find these rare gems and to give us a dedicated place to share our opinions on them, post your eBay, Craigslist, AutoTrader or random other Roadster findings here! We should focus primarily on cars that are not currently or actively being offered for sale by owners in the "Tesla for Sale" section of the Marketplace but you should feel free to cite any older threads for reference. Let's all do our part to ensure each of these special cars get placed in loving homes. I'll start...

2010 Roadster Sport 2.0
VIN: #830 (US)
Mileage: 14,000
Price: $32,000 USD / ¥3,699,000 YEN
For sale in Kanagawa Japan and being discussed here.
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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
VIN: #774 (US)
Mileage: 2,246
Price: $74,888 USD
On consignment @ Starwood Motors. Originally offered for sale on TMC here.
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2011 Tesla Roadster - $100000 (Scottsdale)
VIN: n/a
Mileage: 19,000
Price: $100,000 USD
"Body in perfect condition
Interior in perfect condition
Upgraded xenon headlights"
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2010 Tesla Roadster
VIN: #630 (US)
Mileage: 32,919
Price: $53,987 USD
For sale at WestGate Preowned in Raleigh, NC and discussed here.
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2010 Tesla Roadster

VIN: #674 (US)
Mileage: 9,965
Price: $59,980 USD
Up for sale at Phillips Auto in Newport Beach, CA along with an '08 1.5 (#196).
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kokoro

Member
Jan 11, 2017
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That one at the top is the one I posted about here (Request for advice on buying a used Roadster). On the second page of that thread there is a list of 4 more cars from a lot referenced by TEG but those are not the only Roadsters for sale here in Japan. If there is interest, I'm happy to post links to others. There are S models for sale (used) as well but I guess that information belongs in a different forum.

Kokoro

P.S. If things work out right, that one at the top will be off the market this week and, hopefully shortly thereafter, in my driveway. :)
 

Roadster

JdeMO Powered
Dec 10, 2016
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Thx @kokoro and fingers crossed you can land #830! Yes, I'm sure there are many here that would love your assistance; though it would be prudent to work with a knowledgable vehicle broker who knows import/export tariff rules, regs, etc. The last thing anyone wants is for the cars to be container shipped back to American shores only to be held up in customs due to missing or incomplete papers.

Looks like you indeed uncovered part of Japan's 2.0 Roadster Sport trove @TEG had some intel on as part of the discussion on your thread here. Below are each of the cars you found with what I hope is the correct translation of their mileage and asking prices (feel free to correct any of them if incorrect):

2010 Roadster Sport
VIN: #806 (US)
Mileage: 5,460
Price: $49,300 USD / ¥5,650,000 YEN
Being offered for sale in Katsushika, Japan. Has full int/ext CF pkg and Exec interior, “Signature” sill plates.
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2010 Roadster Sport
VIN: #865 (US)
Mileage: 18,640
Price: $37,500 USD / ¥4,296,000 YEN
Offered for sale from Saitama, Japan. 2.5 front + rear fascia. Magma Orange? If so, crazy rare (at least stateside)!
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2010 Roadster Sport
VIN: #881 (US)
Mileage: 6,200
Price: $68,100 USD / ¥7,800,000 YEN
Sale originating from Osaka, Japan. Another with crazy low miles, CF everything, Exec interior.
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2010 Roadster Sport
VIN: #886 (US)
Mileage: 24,850
Price: $49,600 USD / ¥5,680,000 YEN
Being sold from Nagoya, Japan. Yet ANOTHER fully loaded 2.0, CF everything, Exec interior.
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Roadster

JdeMO Powered
Dec 10, 2016
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The Japanese Roadster market seems surprisingly soft. If those cars were offered in the US at those prices they would sell very fast.
It does and they would indeed. Found a couple more (@TEG, would you mind checking into the VINs for us to see if they were for Japanese export, thx). Group buy, anyone?

2011 Roadster Base
VIN:
#346 (EU / APAC)
Mileage: 62,140
Price: $56,650 USD / ¥6,488,000 YEN
Located in Chiba, Japan. Attn: UK and AU shoppers... RHD!
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2011 Roadster Sport
VIN:
#338 (EU / APAC)
Mileage: 43,500
Price: $48,732 USD / ¥5,580,000 YEN
Located in Tochigi, Japan. CF everything, Exec interior and, once again... RHD!
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DeedWest

2008 VP & 2011 2.5 Sport
Feb 5, 2014
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Dallas, TX
#865 was particularly enticing to me...however, upon research of service history, I was turned off.

Regardless, for these prices, it wouldn't be the worst idea to go through the hassle to get them back to the US. After all, they started here. @TEG, could this be the Thunder Gray you finally grab? :)
 

TEG

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It does and they would indeed. Found a couple more (@TEG, would you mind checking into the VINs for us to see if they were for Japanese export, thx). Group buy, anyone?
...

That Thunder Gray and Green are from the European VIN pool (assembled in UK not in USA).

SFZRE8B19A3000346
SFZRE5B3XA3000338

SFZRE5 = RHD for Japan?
SFZRE8 = RHD for Hong Kong (diverted to Japan?)
 
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augkuo

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Apr 24, 2011
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#865 was particularly enticing to me...however, upon research of service history, I was turned off.

Regardless, for these prices, it wouldn't be the worst idea to go through the hassle to get them back to the US. After all, they started here. @TEG, could this be the Thunder Gray you finally grab? :)

Can you give us a synopsis of the service history that you found? thanks!
 

DeedWest

2008 VP & 2011 2.5 Sport
Feb 5, 2014
859
902
Dallas, TX
For a car with under 2,000 miles, it appeared to have spent a lot of time in the service center & had plenty of repairs. I am unsure if I'm authorized to share specific service information. Might be worth digging deeper for a seriously interested party.

The bottom line that I was told, is that the SC would be reluctant to service the car since it's from out of the country. This was the deciding factor for me to turn away. Anyone else have any insight into this claim?
 

Roadster

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Dec 10, 2016
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These have been available for some time on Shift.com and/or eBay but posting them here for good measure:
Tesla Roadster 1.5
VIN:
#451 (US)
Mileage: 36,953
Price: $51,700 USD
2-owner NoCal Thunder Gray 1.5. Also up for on eBay here but by "0" rated seller "highergear" who's listed numerous other Shift cars?
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Tesla Roadster 2.0
VIN:
#575 (US)
Mileage: 16,143
Price: $64,950 USD
1-owner NoCal Glacier Blue. Was up with a BIN on eBay here again by "highergear" but is allegedly "no longer available"?
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Tesla Roadster 1.5
VIN:
#391 (US)
Mileage: 42,000
Price: $58,850 USD
2-owner NoCal Glacier Blue with 2.5 front fascia + 2.0/2.5 Base rims. On eBay here once again by "highergear".
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Roadster

JdeMO Powered
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No idea if these are still for sale but here are a couple in Belgium... @TEG need your help with the VINs, thx.

2011 Tesla Roadster Base(?)
VIN:
n/a (EU)
Mileage: 36,990 mi / 59,580 km
Price: $64,190 USD / €59,980 EUR
Alpine White 2.5 Base(?) with black forged rims, Executive Leather.

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2012 Tesla (GETRA?) Roadster Sport
VIN:
n/a (EU)
Mileage: 6,089 mi / 9,800 km
Price: $1,579 USD / €1,475 EUR (60 mo lease)
Fusion Red 2.5 Sport with black forged rims, exterior CF kit and "G E T R A" aft badging(?).
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