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Tesla Roadster – Phoenix, AZ USA


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VIN 5YJRE11B581000018 Year 2008 red x Rear Camera greenCheck Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 4984 Mi | 8021 Km red x 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 53 kWh red x 12V Battery Relocation red x Sport Version
Fuel Type 100% Electric C.A.C. 154.64 red x LED Headlights red x OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Signature Green Range @ 85% 188 MI | 303 KM red x Infotainment Group red x R80 Battery Pack
Additional Info Signature 100/18, Low Mileage, Full New PPF, Stunning Color greenCheck Carbon Fiber Ext Trim red x Executive Leather
greenCheck HID Headlights

Vehicle Specifics

BIDS – (All in $US)
Bid 5/17/2024 –
Bid 5/17/2024 – $110K
Bid 5/18/2024 – $115K  

Every Roadster has a story with it, here’s what the owner shared:

VIN 18 – Tesla Roadster Backstory

This 2008 Tesla Roadster Signature 100 provided funding for children in need in the Northwest Florida Panhandle.
The original owner generously donated this Roadster to the St. Joe Community Foundation for auction at the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.
This car provided money that affected the lives of hundreds of children, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse.

At the 2018 auction, the current owner inadvertently left his bidder’s paddle with his wife and went outside for some fresh air and delicious seafood.
When he returned to the table, he realized his wife graciously bid on and won this Roadster.
The sparkler-clad champagne bottles popping at his table surrounding his beautiful wife was his second clue (a kiss from the wife of the losing bidder was his first clue).

Even though some of the best wines were being auctioned, this Roadster was the pièce de résistance.
Since 2018, this elusive Roadster has sparingly travelled only the Hill Country roads between San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
Now, after being meticulously polished by Gruber Motors, it is time to let someone else enjoy this special sports car.


Whenever you have a low VIN Signature series Roadster for sale, valuation becomes difficult since so few of these cars exist.

This Roadster has a number of collectible components:
1 – Very low Signature VIN – 100/18
2 – A limited edition Signature Green factory color, regarded by some as Holy Grail
3 – Exquisite condition, with a recent paint correction and a FULL PPF wrap.
4 – An ESS Main Battery Pack that is so well preserved, it charges to 188 in standard mode with a CAC of 154.64

This Roadster customer spared no expense resolving deferred maintenance which includes:

– Full GMC level PEM rebuild
– Annual Preventive Maintenance
– Cooling fan shroud replaced with Carbon Fiber
– PEM Cooling and drive motors fans replaced
– Battery Coolant Pump replacement
– Brake system rebuilt with Rotor resurface and new brake pads

This car not only looks breathtaking, but with the full PPF treatment, has a buttery feel, and the color is one of the most popular in our Service Center.

The Roadster is being stored for the owner at Gruber Motors, and available for test drives by appointment.

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.

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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.