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Discussion in 'Roadster' started by tdelta1000, Jul 21, 2010.
Does anyone know where Roadster #750 is hiding these days?
Any updates on #750
What made it famous?
"What made it famous?"
So far this thread.
Pretty sure it drove from California to the Detroit Auto show in 2010.
Looks like you're right
All Electric Tesla Roadster Driving from L.A. to Detroit | Earthtechling
VIN #1000 was displayed there as well and looks like it was sold for charity
I think they drove #750 across country to the Detroit Auto Show where it met up with #1000.
Basically #750 was displayed as a dirty example that Roadsters are real world cars meant to be driven, and #1000 was shown off in its' pristine, detailed glory.
I think #1000 was made soon after #750, but they skipped forward a bunch of VINs so they could commemorate the "1000th Roadster."
(But that probably took into account EPs, VPs, Founders, and some European Roadsters, so they doled out North American VIN#1000 a bit early.)
2010 Detroit - Proceeds from Sale of Tesla Roadster No. 1000 Goes to Charity
Tesla Roadster #1000:
Tesla Roadster #750:
More old pictures of #750 here:
Picasa Web Albums - Bob - Tesla Roadster
(Dec 28, 2009 - Dallas, TX)
"750" Tesla Roadster Now in Texas...
Tesla Celebrates 1,000th Roadster | Press Releases | Tesla Motors
More old pictures:
Group photo at Schlafly's Tap Room Tesla Roadster Road Trip
NAIAS 2010 Preview | Blog | Tesla Motors
Slightly OT but...
The prototype's side mirrors don't look (vertically) symmetrical in this picture like they do in every other picture that I recall.
That was the original concept car, so it had a LOT of differences from later alphas/betas/production models.
See the mirror here:
(I think it was originally gray, but got damaged in shipping, so they repainted it in a Signature Red like color.)
More back on topic:
Detroit 2010: Tesla Model S in gorgeous red and a dirty Roadster
If it had a 'tattler and we had the phone #...
Can't TM dial it up and get its location? You know..... EV phone home!
Sure, I bet they can... But would they tell us? Not likely!