Roadster Registry Frequently Asked Questions
What is the VIN number of the Roadster in Space?
We actually received a submission from Starman, who must have seen our Roadster Registry and Census postings.
Not wanting to be left out, he gave us details of his Roadster hurtling through space. This used to be one of two Roadsters privately owned by Elon.
It is a unique color - Midnight Cherry, and only one other has this same unusual paint - VIN 687, a terrestial Roadster owned by someone still on this planet.
Why are there duplicate VINs
It is because we often have a Roadster that has been resold, and both owners are still in our db which are cleaned up as we get updates.
The other reason is the VIN assignment discipline between AMEA and USA was not coordinated well, and duplicate VINS are common. In these cases, the US VINs start with 5 and the other versions start with S.
A third reason is that production categories like Engineering Prototypes, Validation Prototypes, were all mixed in with VIN runs.
Will this list change?
As we published this list, we have requested updates and feedback from owners.
Our staff reviews submissions and changes daily.
As time goes by, the registry will become more accurate, and continue to grow in numbers.
How is this list of Roadsters used?
There has been much interest in how many Roadsters are left, what the density is by country, what the disposition of the vehicles is, driving, bricked, or parts cars.
Our goal is to provide answer all these questions, and give Roadster owners a voice, and provide Tesla corporate meaningful data for production planning.
Am I under obligation if I sign up for a 3.0 ESS Pack?
When Tesla contacts you for a ESS pack upgrade, and you are not ready, you can decline, and they will move to the next one in line.
We find some customers have declined without penalty and Tesla just moves onto the next person in line.
How large is this data base of Roadster owners?
Our Roadster owner data base is the result of collecting customers from our service activities, E-Store orders, call-ins, tech support activities, social media contacts, all collected since 2013.
We published only the Roadsters we have VINs for (611 to date), and the total count including Roadsters without VINs in our db is 1891 (to date)