Dustin-GMC copy

Tesla Roadster – Phoenix, Arizona USA




VIN 5YJRE11B581000133 Year 2008 red x Rear Camera red x Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 25251 Mi | 40638 Km greenCheck Hard Top red x Can Sr. Adapter
Body Type 2 Door Coupe Make Tesla greenCheck Soft Top red x Brake Upgrade
Warranty As Is Model Roadster red x Carbon Fiber Hard Top red x GMC Rebuilt PEM
0-60 MPH 3.9 Seconds Battery Size 40 kWh red x 12V Battery Relocation red x Sport Version
Fuel Type 100% Electric C.A.C. 183.70 red x LED Headlights red x OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Obsidian Black Range @ 85% 0 Mi / 0 Km red x Infotainment Group greenCheck R80 Battery Pack
Additional Info Celebrity Owned, Hard Top, red x Carbon Fiber Ext Trim red x Executive Leather
red x HID Headlights

Vehicle Specifics

Every Roadster has a story with it, here’s what the second owner had to share:

We bought the 2008 Tesla Roadster about 10 years ago.

I remember it was around bedtime, my partner was checking his phone and started chuckling uncontrollably. I asked, “what’s so funny?” He replied, “I think I just bought a car!”

He completely forgot that a few months back he put in a bid on eBay for a roadster never thinking he would get it.  Ebay was once a popular way to sell a Tesla Roadster, and along with a “Buy it Now” option, there was often a “Make Offer” option.  A number was thrown into that “Offer” buy option and some time went by.

Then that fateful December night in 2013 we received notification that he won the bid and was now the owner of an iconic Tesla Roadster! He couldn’t believe he just bought a car over the internet!  A further surprise was that this was that the car belonged to Dustin Hoffman.

We loved driving the car and showing it off. It definitely is eye candy and a head turner. He’s gotten many compliments and enthusiastic honks, especially from the younger generation who are drawn to the flashy and unusual.

Around 2016, we replaced the ESS Main Battery Pack, enjoyed the car for years, and most recently, the car got bricked, and recovery efforts at Gruber Motor Company revealed some sheets need replacement, and since they are not available to purchase individually from Tesla, we have decided to sell the car as a bricked Roadster.

The has been placed into que for a replacement battery pack, and the successful buyer can exercise that option, at their expense, while at Gruber Motor Company who has been able to get fast turn around at the Tesla Tempe Arizona Service Center.

Condition Assessment: The driver side headlight has some serious peel.  This is quite repairable as a Stage 1 Headlight Repair 
Paint correction would resolve some minor but visible surface scratches and spots making the black gleam again.

Celebrity Connection: Adding to its allure is the fact that this Tesla Roadster was previously owned by Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman. This adds a layer of glamour and exclusivity to this collectible 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.


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


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.