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Today's Roadster Orphan

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Roadster, Jan 14, 2017.

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  1. Roadster

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    2008 Tesla Roadster
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    Mileage: 75,900
    Price: $38,000
    Sterling Silver 1.5 being offered for sale by a former Tesla employee in Santa Cruz, CA. Early anthracite cast rims, soft top, body color hard top, UMC, extra front seats, extra hood. Previous listing here, prior TMC post here and current TMC post here. This is the lowest priced Roadster I've come across in a while. Presuming a low CAC based on the seller's comments so be prepared to look into a 3.0 upgrade.

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    2008 Tesla Roadster
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    Mileage: 48,342
    Price: $59,000
    Glacier Blue 1.5 for sale in Fresno, CA. Black forged rims, soft top, clear CF top, CF hood louvers, CF rear spoiler, gray leather int, infotainment system, CAN-JR, SMC, HPC, new set of Yokos(?). Previously listed on TMC here.

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    2008 Tesla Roadster
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    Mileage: 52,500
    Price: $75,000
    Jet(?) Black 1.5 for sale in Indianapolis, IN. Cast rims, soft top, gray leather int, infotainment system. Previously listed on TMC here. Terrible photos provided with ad so screen grabs from YouTube video are included below for reference.

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  4. Msjulie

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    Not an orphan but up for adoption here; kinda in the style of other posts

    2008 Tesla Roadster
    VIN: #209 (US)
    Mileage: 84,700
    Price: Asking $65k negotiable

    Brilliant black, other details at the link above


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    Looks like the hardtop, hood louvers and rear spoiler are painted black and NOT clear coated CF.
     
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    #387 Stewie26, Feb 8, 2018
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    This is the same car I just recently purchased. Could not be happier. :)
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  8. coolVariable

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    I am not sure about the price being that out of whack.
    The only two confirmed Tesla Roadster sales on Ebay (in the last 3 months) are for $38k and sub-$45k.
    Seems like that is the range for a good condition Tesla Roadster now ...
     
  9. EricUSC

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    Price not out of whack due to high mileage. Roadster values vary significantly ($30k-$100k) due to mileage, condition, options, rarity (Founders', Signature, Final 5, etc).
     
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  10. coolVariable

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    True, though mileage is less important than battery quality IMO.
    Based on my research there is little correlation between mileage and price (just going off the cars listed in this thread)
    There seems to be a slight edge to 2.0 and 2.5 models but not more than a couple of thousand.
    3.0 batteries carry a premium.

    Just look at the red one sold in MD ... that was essentially a car with a good current battery and a brand new 3.0 battery upgrade for $60k?

    As such I would say there is maybe up to $20-$30k variance. The days that these fetch more than $100k are long gone.

    Of course, price depends on what people are willing to pay, so I would pin price variations more on ignorance vs. research ...
    It is a beautiful car - that can lead to a visceral reaction.
     
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    As another reference point, in November 2015 I bought #483 with 105,000 miles for $38,500. It had just had a refurb battery installed, getting about 178 miles on a standard charge.
     
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    Thank you. I have been tracking price points and it is really helpful finding actual sales (versus some clearly pie-in-the-sky for-sale posts).
    It's kind of stupid that they don't reset the mileage with a new battery (or have an additional mileage counter for that purpose).
    Who cares that #483 had 105k miles - the battery is essentially new (or refurb)
     
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    :) That gives my car about 5k miles
     
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    2010 Roadster Base
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    Mileage: 2,058
    Price: $50,000 (starting bid)
    Fusion Red 2.0 in North Palm Beach, FL up for auction with reserve on eBay. Cast rims, soft top, gray base int, OE keyfob. Previously listed on TMC here.

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    "There were only 2,500 of these manufactured and there are less than 2,000 left word-wide."

    Would love to know where this data is coming from. Probably just a guess?
     
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    The total is about right, but, yeah, I bet they guessed on the "remaining" part.
    Maybe they used some standard formula for typical car attrition over the years?
     
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    already discussed previously, including the fact that it was just sold in January in AZ and this is someone trying to flip it.
    Apparently the color has some issues and the price is also significantly overpriced ... even in mint condition it's probably only worth $60k.
     
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    This was a bargain at 62k (at the AZ dealer). In my opinion it's worth north of 75k given condition, mileage, CF package, etc... A neighbor of mine was interested but missed it.
     
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    The CF hardtop was sold separately here and the charging accessories are listed here and here.

    It appears the ad's description has been changed to remove the "story"... hmmmm. Can't blame the seller for trying to make the most of it but come on now.

    Legacy link to previous for sale photos and description from World Motors in Scottsdale, AZ below:

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