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Want to buy Roadster hardtop

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Bunnak, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Bunnak

    Bunnak Member

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    I’m almost close to closing a deal on a 2011 2.5 roadster. It comes with the factory softop. Anyone out there in Southern California want to sell a black carbon fiber hardtop to me? I’ve contacted Visium in Italy but it takes over 30 days to manufacture one for me and I’m supposed to eventually pay in full before the item even ships...have any of you done that? Easy way for a scammer to take your hard earned money.
     
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  3. Bunnak

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    Thanks. Visium (from Italy) sells them for about $400-$600 cheaper. Do you think the one by Fiat is better?
     
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    Totally your call. If I were getting one, going through a U.S.-based seller would be worth the price difference; esp if there’s an issue with it. There have been known fitment and condition/quality concerns with some of them and I’d figure it would be easier to remediate them that way.
     
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  5. Bunnak

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    That is a good point. You’re right. Thanks again for your help!
     
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    I have an extra hardtop I could sell ...
    Send me a PM.
     
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  8. andy500

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    Is it a Tesla hard top I,m interested if so ,
     
  9. coolVariable

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    Yes. Original Tesla hardtop.
     
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    I bet it's silver too!:D
     
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    I bought from Visium. Very well made, fits perfect and good quality. Was very skeptical when ordering. But euro200 deposit is reasonable. Full pay of remaining amount when it is ready to ship. Arrived faster than quoted.
     
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  12. bolosky

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    I bought the hard top with my Roadster with the idea that I'd use it in the winter. I find that I rarely bother, and then only so I don't feel like I wasted my money. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't bother with it.
     
  13. X.l.r.8

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    Conversely I have taken my hard top off for a total of 2 hours. If I didn’t have one, I’d have a visium
     
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    I have mine all the time on the car
     
  15. sethr

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    I drove my first year with the hard top on, then switched to the soft top, (which squeaks less, and only takes seconds to get off).

    I've never put the hard top back on, even during the 2015 polar vortex, where temperatures were in the single digits. The soft top was perfectly fine. Above 40 or 50 degrees I drive with it off.
     
  16. Electric Swede

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    Do you still have this, or did the Bunnak buy it?
     
  17. Gabner

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    What does a Tesla hard top go for? I doubt I'll use mine.
     
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    Painted... $1.5K - $3K
    Clear CF... $3K - $5K

    Bonus bucks if you have the OE storage bag.
     
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  19. Gabner

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    Thank you Roadster! Good, that will fund a new soft top. The one that came with my car is in really unexpectedly bad shape.
    Gary
     
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    Used Touring soft tops (with the liner) go for $500 - $800 depending on condition and occasionally pop up for sale on eBay or LotusTalk.com.
     
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