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Where is it now??? The famous Roadster #750

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by tdelta1000, Jul 21, 2010.

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  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Does anyone know where Roadster #750 is hiding these days?
     
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    Any updates on #750
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    What made it famous?
     
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    "What made it famous?"

    So far this thread.
     
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    Pretty sure it drove from California to the Detroit Auto show in 2010.
     
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    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.)
     
  8. TEG

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    Old pictures:

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    2010 Detroit - Proceeds from Sale of Tesla Roadster No. 1000 Goes to Charity

    Tesla Roadster #1000:
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    Tesla Roadster #750:
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    #9 TEG, Jul 31, 2012
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    Tesla Celebrates 1,000th Roadster | Press Releases | Tesla Motors
     
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    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.
     
  14. TEG

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    That was the original concept car, so it had a LOT of differences from later alphas/betas/production models.

    See the mirror here:
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    (I think it was originally gray, but got damaged in shipping, so they repainted it in a Signature Red like color.)
     
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    If it had a 'tattler and we had the phone #...
     
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    Can't TM dial it up and get its location? You know..... EV phone home!:rolleyes:
     
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    Sure, I bet they can... But would they tell us? Not likely!
     

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