2020-09-24_145007

Tesla Roadster USA

2008

$85,000

VEHICLE DETAILS

VIN 5YJRE11B381000500 Year 2008 red x Rear Camera red x Can Jr. Adapter
Transmission Automatic Mileage 65000 Mi | 104000 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 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 Drive Type Rear-wheel Drive red x LED Headlights red x OVMS Upgrade
Exterior Color Autumn Copper Range @ 85% 160 Mi | 257 Km greenCheck Premium Audio Package red x R80 Battery Pack
Additional Info This is an original owner Roadster, stored indoors, pampered and well preserved, and the only Roadster with this Lotus applied custom color.

Vehicle Specifics

This early Tesla Roadster is highly collectible. It is not only the last 1.5 Roadster built, a one-of color, and a one owner car.
This Roadster, like many, has a unique back story. For more details and pictures, go to – Our YouTube Channel describing this Roadster

Originally Tesla promised the customer VIN 500 the last car when he put in the deposit and asked for a late VIN. (He wanted them to get the bugs out!)
They came back a year later saying I could have 498 since they were not going to make a VIN 500 and 499 was already promised. He convinced them to reinstate the 500 that had been promised.

It includes one of the aftermarket Taylor mesh tops (two styles) were made originally made for the Lotus community.

The unique color is an Infiniti color (painted by Lotus in England) and is called: Autumn copper

Car charges to 160 miles in STANDARD mode.

The Roadster includes a Martin Eberhard Charge cable which was built before the J1772 standard even existed!  It has a Roadster plug on one end approximately 15 feet a cable and a junction box at the other end. The box has a power light and charge light. It sports a female California connector and there is a collection of (5?) pigtails with a male California connector on one end and different plugs on the other. 1450, 1430, 120 Edison plug and two others.  (Martin does free repairs.)

The car comes with one spare wheel with repairable damage.

This car has a salvage title.  The owner was driving down a freeway in California, where this car has spent the last 12 years, and a pipe fell off a truck in front of him.  He ended up running over it, and it punctured the underside chassis with a hole about the size of a softball.  The insurance company wanted to replace not only the tub, but entire underside chassis which would include the vehicle frame as well.  Insurance companies sometimes handle claims in strange ways, and this approach ended up being overkill, and cost prohibitive, so they totaled the car.  The owner wisely bought the car back from the insurance company, and had the punctured underside tub repaired by a reputable body shop, and kept this Roadster on the road.

This Roadster has another rare and sought after limited feature – Fondmetal 7400 5 Spoke grey cast wheels.  Tesla legend has it that Elon decided that these early one color grey wheels did not have enough pop, so going forward this wheel style would now include a polished metallic spoke face. The wheels on this Roadster are the pre-modification, and very few were sold with Roadsters.

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.

Contact us at ev@gruber.com if you would like to buy or sell a 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.

OUR STORY

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

WARRANTY

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 it was professionally restored by an experienced Tesla shop specializing in repairs like this.