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Last US Signature Roadster

2008

$1,500,000

VEHICLE DETAILS

VIN 5YJRE11B681000100 Year 2008 red x Rear Camera red x Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 9889 Mi | 15914 Km greenCheck Hard Top red x Can Sr. Adapter
Body Type 2 Door Coupe Make Tesla greenCheck Soft Top red x Brake Upgrade
Warranty Guaranteed Operational Model Roadster red x Carbon Fiber Hard Top red x GMC Rebuilt PEM
0-60 MPH 3.9 Seconds Battery Size 53 KW red x 12V Battery Relocation red x Sport Version
Fuel Type 100% Electric Drive Type Rear-wheel Drive red x LED Headlights red x OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Insane Green Range @ 85% red x Infotainment Group red x R80 Battery Pack
Additional Info The first exterior Carbon Fiber treatment Roadster. Carbon Fiber Ext Trim Executive Leather
HID Headlights

Vehicle Specifics

This 2008 Roadster was the last of the 100 US signature versions, and the only what Tesla called “Insane Green” color released in the USA.  Lotus called this color “Krypton Green” and the euro spec Tesla Roadster brochure, they have a limited edition ‘signature’ color called “Poire Green”.

The current owner is the second owner, purchased before Roadsters were very well known.  As the current owner described:

“I am the second owner and it was actually an ebay find in 2012. Not a lot of people knew about Tesla in those days. I would always come out to a crowd when it was parked somewhere. It’s been a gas owning, just a little paranoid driving it nowadays.  I would hate to have something happen to it.

This Roadster came to Gruber Motors bricked, with a very anxious owner wanting to get it back on the road.   The local Tesla Service Center, who had been servicing this car for over 10 years, was fully aware of this car’s unique history and pedigree, and along with us, jumped through hoops to get it here in record time for a ESS Battery Pack recovery.  The Roadster being  properly prepped by the Service Center resulted in a quick recovery, a Level 1, eliminating the need for a lengthier and more costly battery pull.

The Tesla Service Manager in Chicago in 2012, Michael Sagaria, responded to the new Roadster owner after the Ebay purchase:
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Congratulations!! You bought a spectacular Roadster…and arguably…an important Roadster in the history of Tesla Motors. The background is pretty significant…as it’s #100 of the Signature Roadster Series of 100.

It’s the only Insane Green Roadster in the United States. It’s the first Roadster with the full Exterior Carbon Fiber Accent Group.

It was also used for the photos when Tesla Motors announced its partnership with Daimler in Germany.

You now own an incredible piece of automotive history. Be prepared…people will flag you down to see/talk about your new Roadster. Welcome to the Family!!!
Michael Sagaria


And from the Managing Director at Lotus UK, came this additional recollection after posting on LinkedIn:
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I can add to that story. If that was the car used for Daimler announcement.

It was around the time we were introducing the new interior (no stick shift) it was not into production but was close. The car left on the Monday and on the Thursday we mention to the States it had the old interior.

Not acceptable so we had a very busy weekend changing the interior. We had to pull in a lot of favours and got through a lot of pizza as we were doing 18 hour days for 4 days but we got there and it went off looking amazing!
Matt Windle


A few more items were added to the list for this fine Roadster:

The Roadster comes with the rare aftermarket mesh top, a color matched hard top and original carrying case.  There is an upgraded premium Sound System included with replacement speakers.  The Roadster has a rear camera.  Replacement headlights Bi-Xenon.

An extra set of replacement Premium Leather Seats are included along with the original purchase sticker (see images).   With all the options, the original invoice was over $170K to owner 1.

Gruber Motor Company offers Tesla Roadster matchmaking services. We unite sellers with buyers, and offer this service free of charge. Our Tesla fan and customer data base is extensive, and we maintain a growing list of “want to buy” contacts. Between our social media exposure, Our YouTube Channel – and growing Website traffic, we have been highly successful placing Roadsters into the hands of appreciative new Tesla Roadster owners.

Contact us at ev@gruber.com if you would like to buy or sell a Roadster.

Gruber Motor Company offers Tesla Roadster matchmaking services. We unite sellers with buyers, and offer this service free of charge. Our Tesla fan and customer data base is extensive, and we maintain a growing list of “want to buy” contacts. Between our social media exposure, Our YouTube Channel – and growing Website traffic, we have been highly successful placing Roadsters into the hands of appreciative new Tesla Roadster owners.

OUR STORY

Gruber Motor Company specializes in Tesla vehicle service, engineering, aftermarket products & services, and Tesla vehicle restoration.  Starting with the the legendary and iconic Tesla Roadster, an aging fleet for which we have developed advanced levels of support, services, and products, our acquired skills are instrumental in keeping these cars on the road. 

Recognized by Tesla as a legacy parts supply partner, and our history of sharing our Roadster related re-engineering findings, has resulted in a bi-directional collaboration, all geared towards providing increased levels of support for the Roadster owner community.

For more details
800 658-5883   X500   or   ev@gruber.com

WARRANTY

The Vehicle is sold "as is," and the Seller makes no express or implied warranties as to the condition or performance of the vehicle other than what is described in the Vehicle Specifics section.