Validation Prototype – Santa Monica, CA USA
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|VIN||5YJRE11B881V00030||Year||2008||Rear Camera||Can Jr. Adapter|
|Transmission||Automatic||Mileage||Mi 63254 | 101797 Km||Hard Top||Can Sr. Adapter|
|Body Type||2 Door Coupe||Make||Tesla||Soft Top||Brake Upgrade|
|Warranty||Guaranteed Operational||Model||Roadster||Carbon Fiber Hard Top||GMC Rebuilt PEM|
|0-60 MPH||3.9 Seconds||Battery Size||53 KW||12V Battery Relocation||Sport Version|
|Fuel Type||100% Electric||C.A.C.||131||LED Headlights||OVMS Upgrade|
|Exterior Color||Thunder Gray||Range @ 85%||180 Mi | 290 Km||Infotainment Group||R80 Battery Pack|
|Additional Info||There are very few Validation Prototype Roadsters released. This is one of the few.||Carbon Fiber Ext Trim||Executive Leather|
This rare Roadster is a Tesla Validation Prototype. Very few of these were released for sale. A validation prototype vehicle is part of late stage product testing, when a manufacturer tests the consumer’s response to the product.
This Roadster is one of a very limited quantity, estimated around 35 with 10-15 still in circulation which makes this Roadster is a collector’s dream.
These VP Roadsters were not intended for sale to owners.
The original buyer connected with the Director of Tesla’s CPO program at the time. When he mentioned he was looking for an early Signature 100 Roadster, he was introduced to VP30. Tesla was cash strapped and they were selling everything to keep the Model S program alive.
Recognizing this type of purchase, may have future collectible interest, he quickly placed a deposit for VP30.
A short while later, Tesla tried to back out of the sale, but since they had the deposit, they honored the sale and VP30 became his. VPs were never supposed to be sold and to our knowledge less than 5 made it to the public, less than 35 appear to have been built, and after crash testing and decommissioning, we suspect only 10-15 survive today.
The current seller had it shipped to the US, and began enjoying the Roadster.
Meticulously maintained, this Roadster has kept a higher than usual charge at 180 miles (at 85% charge).
This Roadster was also featured in an autozine article in mid 2009: https://www.autozine.co.uk/tesla/roadster/limited-signature-edition/review
Recognizing the unusual collectible elements in this Roadster, we are offering it with a “Make offer” status,
and will be collecting bids and posting them on this listing.
Bid 04/21/2023 – $250K
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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.
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