The first 11 Tesla Roadsters were actually produced in the UK, at the Hethel Plant. After this first production run, Lotus began shipping Gliders, or complete Roadsters without drive trains to the USA, to a small Tesla production facility in Menlo Park, CA, and then electrifying the Roadsters. This particular VIN #5 Roadster, has a…

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As Roadsters move into collectible status, the pedigreed versions, like early signature 100 or 250EU cars get most of the attention. This Sig 47 Roadster showed its age and wear and tear, but the owner, recognizing its growing value, wanted to restore portions that would maintain originality and value. The paint was faded with cloudy…

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This Roadster, VIN 1147, is one of the cleanest, well-preserved, electric blue 2010 Roadsters we have seen. We received a Tesla Roadster from Sedona, and were again surprised how well most owners take care of these iconic cars. The images of the Roadster were taken around our shop, sprinkled with images I have taken in…

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This Roadster, VIN 1403, is on the final test drive in these pictures, and almost ready to go home. It came in with a dead, locked wheels, and a bricked battery, like so many of the Roadsters shipped to us. The instant it arrived, we put it on life support, since we always get a…

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Tesla Roadsters have a weakness unlike later models, that if you do not charge them for a couple of months, they reach a state of charge low enough where the charge port will no longer allow a charge. The term coined in Tesla circles when this happens is a “Bricked” condition. The only recourse for…

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Our website features a free “Tesla Roadster Matchmaking” section, where sellers can list their Roadsters for sale, without auction deadline pressure, eliminating no reserve risks, ability to talk to the sellers directly, and best of all, access to knowledgeable Roadster experts, available to coach prospective buyers who have lots of questions. We became aware of…

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Our website features a free “Tesla Roadster Matchmaking” section, where sellers can list their Roadsters for sale, without auction deadline pressure, eliminating no reserve risks, ability to talk to the sellers directly, and best of all, access to knowledgeable Roadster experts, available to coach prospective buyers who have lots of questions. This Gruber Motor Company…

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These are some of the rarest Tesla Roadster colors: Brilliant Yellow Insane Green (only 1 production car in the US) Lightning Green, only 33, and made only in 2011. The middle insane green Roadster is the last Signature 100 (VIN 100). It is the first Roadster with external carbon fiber treatment, also paraded in front…

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When Tesla Roadsters come in every month, they are usually dead, batteries need CPR, and we bring them back to life.  After a successful recovery, the smart customer resolves deferred maintenance by having the other major drive train component rebuilt, the Power Electronics Module (PEM). Such was the case with this Sterling Silver Roadster. The…

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