A completely unsanctioned listing of Roadster purchasers, when they bought, and car number.
Info is based on Tesla Press, hearsay and "owner" claims, documentting lucky few who have signed up.
Celebrity names are probably most important as a Sales and Marketing tool So it's easy to find thos names. Over on the Tesla blogs there are the occasional posters who say they have a car coming and people at Events sometimes say they have one on order. We have a few here: http://teslamotorsclub.com/forum/ind...opic,68.0.html
As for who has what car #, that is a bit dodgy. Apparently when Tesla sold the first 100 in 4 weeks there was a lot of discussions about what car number buyers would get since there were people who wanted to be in the first 100 but missed it.
Tesla had to make another category in front of the Signature series called "The Founders Series" for the investors. Somehow when Arnold finally ordered his Roadster almost a year after his ride at the launch he got number 10 Signature. I heard someone got bumped (from them, jokingly) for the Governator and I also heard "there was an open space" (from Tesla)
Anyway, once the 30K/50K down payment started, then car numbering got weird. All 30K patient buyers really donít have numbers since 50K purchasers can bump them.
And what about those that drop out of buying for various reasons like they donít fit in the car, or like the handling when they get to start driving them in a few months or that the drop to a 200 miles is too much of a limitation, or buyers that canít come up with the additional $$ when their number is up. (My wife who knows about such things guesses a 30 percent attrition). What happens to the numbering? Does everyone slide up or are ďholesĒ filled?
Then there are the companyís Marketing (Press pool) cars, Engineering cars, and necessary up-front Dealership cars, how do they affect numbering?
Fill in what you know.