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Tesla Roadster – Phoenix, AZ USA




VIN 5YJRE11B981000278 Year 2008 greenCheck Rear Camera red x Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 19000 Mi | 30577 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 greenCheck 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. 131 greenCheck LED Headlights greenCheck OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Obsidian Black Range @ 85% 165 MI | 267KM greenCheck Infotainment Group red x R80 Battery Pack
Additional Info High end audio upgrade 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 owner shared:

Acquired #278 in 2015 through Texas Direct Auto.
The previous/original owners were from San Diego and traded the Roadster for a Model S to make room for grandkids.
The original owners had carbon fiber sills installed and added a carbon fiber glove box.
They also had the stereo upgraded, but unfortunately the shop cut the end of the harness rather than installing a Jetta adapter.
I have since upgraded the head unit again, but it was back in 2015/2016 and it does NOT have Android Auto/CarPlay.

It has been garage kept since 2015 and climate-controlled since roughly 2018.
I have a brake upgrade package that has not yet been installed along with some side view mirror overlays that should provide better visibility.
The car also includes the original carpet floor mats and and a cover.
Included is a spare set of wheels.
I’m still on the fence about selling it, but I do need to downsize some cars.

Gruber Motors upgrades and recent maintenance:
– Complete GMC PEM rebuild and upgrades
– Performance shock replacement
– Complete suspension overhaul and replacement
– A bleed test confirmed one ESS Pack sheet with Rivet issues, the customer had us retrofit the other 10 sheets
– Annual PM, and thermal management component upgrade and replacement

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.