Retirement Roadster USA




VIN 5YJRE11B281001151 Year 2010 greenCheck Rear Camera greenCheck Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 16032 Mi | 25801 Km greenCheck Hard Top greenCheck Can Sr. Adapter
Body Type 2 Door Coupe Make Tesla greenCheck Soft Top red x Brake Upgrade
Warranty Guaranteed Operational Model Roadster greenCheck 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 C.A.C. red x LED Headlights red x OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Sterling Silver Range @ 85% 170 Mi | 272 Km greenCheck Infotainment Group red x R80 Battery Pack
Additional Info Radiant Red color Roadsters were the most popular color. Carbon Fiber Ext Trim Executive Leather
HID Headlights

Vehicle Specifics


When this Roadster customer showed up at our shop a couple of years ago with a beautiful camper, towing a Sterling Silver Roadster, on the nicest aluminum trailer we have ever seen, all of us were drooling.

My first thought was, here is a Tesla Roadster fan, that has combined the ultimate dream of retirement, traveling the country with the finest driving machine available at a moments notice.  Stops at KOA style campgrounds while enjoying the USA, allowed not only camper hookups, but 240 VAC fuel for the Roadster.  We all said, “What a cool way to retire”.

This retirement dream package is now being offered for sale, and is an incredible bargain in my opinion.  For an additional amount, the matching the Mercedes Sprinter motorhome (in matching silver/grey colors) can be included making this an inclusive retirement ready package.

Original MSRP= $127,745 (original window sticker provided with sale).
Factory Options Exterior: Metallic paint, Paint armor.
Factory Options Interior: Premium seats and Infotainment group.
Factory Options Performance: Forged aluminum wheels.
Factory Options Charging: 110 and 240 Volt cords.
Body color hardtop (now carbon fiber wrapped which is removable if original body color is desired)
Solar guard windshield.

#1151 was purchased by current owner, with 8000 miles showing, in 2018. After a thorough checkup by Gruber Motors, it was loaded on the custom aluminum trailer (included in sale) and toured the US from coast to coast and from southern to northern border and now shows 16032 miles, It toured next to Bison in the Dakotas, through Utah’s breathtaking parks, Mount Rushmore, Southern CA beach towns, and attended a wedding in South Carolina. In Central PA, it cruised next to Amish horse and buggies for maximum contrast. During this US tour, behind our Mercedes Sprinter motorhome, It also made two range mode trips of over 200 miles at 210 and 218.

At time of purchase by current owner, #1151 had one major upgrade, an Alpine iLX-007 infotainment/camera system  that easily accesses all functions of the newest iPhones. Current owner also installed Tesla OEM carbon fiber door sills (provided by Gruber Motors) and had the emblems and hard top carbon fiber wrapped.

When wrapping the hard top, we also did the inside area where the soft trim panel is held by three screws; this reduces hard top removal/installation from a seven screw to a four screw operation! The original three screw soft panel is also included with sale, but you will probably prefer the aesthetics and ease of use of the interior carbon trim. Additionally the original Yokohama tires were replaced at 12000 miles with four Continental DWS06 tires (in the Roadster Sport size at front).

As subsequent pictures show, the trailer comes equipped with two mounted spare tires (one front, one rear) which really helped when we suffered a puncture in one of the original Yokohamas at Mount Rushmore. We also carried a small scissors jack and lug wrench that are included in the sale. Additional emergency items we carried were two new water pumps and a new PEM/Motor fan assembly, both also included in the sale.

Due to family health issues, the seller is motivated! He would even consider offering for sale the Mercedes Sprinter motorhome (in matching silver/grey colors), if it would facilitate the sale of #1151 to a good home. Additionally, seller would consider delivery at cost.

Thanks to Pete and Peter Gruber for facilitating this ad and for providing excellent service and parts support that allowed us to enjoy this three year Tesla Roadster Adventure while keeping it in outstanding condition.  Everywhere in the country we unloaded it from the trailer, it was mistaken for new……not bad for a now 11 year old vehicle!

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 if you would like to buy or sell a Roadster.


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.

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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.