Tesla Roadster USA




VIN 5YJRE11B281000106 Year 2008 red x Rear Camera red x Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 24665 Mi | 39694 Km greenCheck Hard Top red x Can Sr. Adapter
Body Type 2 Door Coupe Make Tesla greenCheck Soft Top red x Brake Upgrade
Warranty Guaranteed Operational Model Roadster red x 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. greenCheck LED Headlights red x OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Radiant Red Range @ 85% 169 Mi | 272 Km red x 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

2008 Tesla Roadster
Radiant Red exterior, black interior
Clear title
Vin: 5YJRE11B281000106
Current Mileage: 24,665

Delivered new on 12/16/2008 at Tesla Sales and Service Center in Menlo Park, CA
Involved in a front end accident on 1/4/2013, approximate mileage: 14,650
Repaired by Chilton Auto body in San Carlos, (Tesla authorized repair shop) title remained clean, Carfax lists this accident however.
I’m the original owner and only driver (other than service)
My Roadster has been garaged when not being driven, since delivery.
All original equipment, except for accident repairs
All service performed by Tesla
Original ESS, PEM, Motor
There have been no alterations, holes, wiring, etc. to any part of the car body, frame, interior, or suspension
Included factory options:
– Partial PPF installed by Tesla before delivery
– Color matched carbon fiber hardtop
– Factory HID headlights (done during accident repair)
– A/C condenser fan factory upgrade
Included parts & accessories:
– High power wall connector (70A)
– 240V mobile connector with 14-50 plug (30A)
– 120V mobile connector with 5-15 plug (15A)
– J1772 to Tesla adapter (70A)
– Roadster to Model S,X, 3, Y adapter (doesn’t function)
– (2) key with remote buttons, (1) valet key
– Tesla padded hardtop case
– Phone holder mounting bracket (by Stephen L. Castner – Sunnyvale, CA)
– Used carbon fiber center console with switchgear (intended to be used to repair damaged traction control
switch in car)
– New Lotus traction control switch (possible replacement for damaged traction control switch in car)
– Storage bag for soft top
-Exterior very good with some minor rock chips and scratches
-Worst scratch is approximately 3/4” long, and through color coat, just exposing lighter colored base coat.
Difficult to capture in photos.
– Interior very good
– Driver side seat showing wear, leather is stretched
– Minor to moderate scuffing of passenger door sill
– Scuffing, dent, and cracking on driver side door sill
– Traction control switch broken (functional with some fiddling)
– Tires 50%+ tread remaining

Known issues:
-Broken traction control switch
-Subwoofer may not be working
-Left center HVAC vent air velocity lower than normal/others (happened after Tesla service worked on dash

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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.