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Today's Roadster Orphan

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

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  1. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    And I've just now noticed that this is the same guy who purchased VIN 1297 from MotorGroup (FL), originally listed for $69,800. It was then upgraded with CHAdeMO and listed for $89,500. Looks like the same "unexpected financial situation" is listed here. Original post here.

    I agree, @Roadster. Not too much shame in flipping a car, which happens all the time, but dishonesty turns me away as a buyer. Not to mention, stripping the vehicle of its hard top AND charging cables. Is he expecting to sell it without any charging abilities?!

    I also don't think TMC is the place to advertise such practices. I'd like to think of this forum as a community where we should be helping and informing each other of the Roadster as a family - not for personal gain.
     
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  2. Roadster

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    2008 Tesla Roadster
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    Mileage: N/A
    Price: TBD
    Wrecked Jet Black(?) 1.5 to be offered at auction. Not many details provided.

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  3. ion_1

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    Is that an Al and Ed's custom interior in that car?
     
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    Oh no....
    Yes, that appears to be Dr. Taras' car. IIRC there's a Quick Charge Power JdeMO kit in there as well.
     
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  7. supersnoop

    supersnoop Tesla Roadster #334

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    Strange that the tires are on backwards. Are the wheels the right way around? I always get confused with that style.
     
  8. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    In that case, that wrecked Roadster is VIN 725 (Dr. Taras' car).
     
  9. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #409 TEG, Feb 14, 2018
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    Mr. Taras had two roadsters. The purported auction is for the original one that almost went off a cliff long long ago.
    It was totalled many years back, and auctioned off then. Did someone fix it up then total it again? Or has it just languished in a scrap yard for years?
    Here was an old photo from many years ago when it was first totaled:
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    Same damaged front right wheel. In the newer photo, it looks like someone just pulled the damaged plastic bits off and is auctioning the carcass again?
    Compare to the photo that was recently posted:
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    Hopefully there isn't some insurance fraud or phony auction listing going on. It is weird that this car has supposedly resurfaced again all these years later.


    As far as I know, the newer one with CHAdeMO is still going, and was NOT wrecked.
    I think Ian sold it... Tony Williams had it for a while... Maybe he bought it.
     
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  10. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Also, for comparison, here is a picture of #725:
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    It has similar wheels, and lots of customization, but the seats had different material.
     
  11. Roadster

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    #411 Roadster, Feb 19, 2018
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    2008 Tesla Roadster
    VIN: #308
    Mileage:
    9,000
    Price: $43,000
    Radiant Red 1.5 for sale in Austin, TX. Silver forged rims, black interior, infotainment system, not much else noted.

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  12. X.l.r.8

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    The add is still up as it was one of the cars I shortlisted. congratulations, it looks to my untrained eye to check all the right boxes
     
  13. Stewie26

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    Thanks. I just texted the previous owner to remind him that the ad is still running. Not sure what you mean by checking all the right boxes.
     
  14. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Added VIN #308 to your post. #308 used to be in California before it moved to Texas.
     
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  15. Roadster

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    #415 Roadster, Feb 24, 2018
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    2010 Roadster Sport
    VIN:
    #832 (US)
    Mileage: 10,080
    Price: $75,999
    Thunder Gray 2.0 Sport for sale in San Diego, CA. Silver forged rims, paint armor, Executive int with Dark Gray / Light Gray Rally One seats.

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  16. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    #416 DeedWest, Feb 24, 2018
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    That's beautiful. Also visibly has the Xenon Headlamp Retrofit, upon examination. Nice!

    EDIT - also...the dealer site says it's VIN 832. Understandable typo, @Roadster.

    That is my all-time favorite interior. I hope to find an Electric Blue with it someday...but for now, shoutout to @Hall-Morin for stealing my dream car before I was ready to switch. :p
     
  17. Msjulie

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    #417 Msjulie, Feb 24, 2018
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    Very nice - the image angle almost made it look like a match box toy! :)
     
  18. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Fixed #823 -> #832 dyslexified VIN

    I had those same photos (and a bunch more) from a previous time #832 was listed.
     
  19. Roadster

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    Thx for the VIN spotting and fix, gents!
     
  20. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    #420 DeedWest, Feb 28, 2018
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    2010 Roadster 2.0 Sport VIN 847 -

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    • VIN 5YJRE1A32A1000847 (U.S.)
    • 2010 2.0 Sport
    • Twilight Blue
    • Executive Saddle Interior (rare)
    • Silver Forged Wheels
    • Electronics Group
    • Paint Armor
    • Solar Guard Windshield
    • "Sound Proofing Added" according to seller. This could be the previously-offered Interior Sound Reduction kit from Tesla. Yum.
    • One-Owner
    ****Does NOT have the Xenon Headlamp Retrofit
    ****Charging equipment unknown
    ****Service history and battery CAC unknown

    - $72,500 (31,519 Miles)

    - Located in Seattle, WA
    (found on AutoTrader)
     

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