Previous auction from Florida:
Salvage TESLA ROADSTER 2010 for sale, vin: 5YJRE1A12A1000927 in WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 33411, USA, color: RED, price: 22100.00
Vehicle type: CONVERTI
Title type: SALVAGE TITLE/REBUILDABLE
Primary damage: FRONT END
Price: 22100.00 (starting)
Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 33411, USA
Salvage 2010 Tesla ROADSTER for Sale from Copart
I understood last year that Tesla sold it on behalf of the original owner (who did pick up one of the final five). I'm guessing that whoever purchased it then, crunched it and now it's up for salvage.
Yes, that was my guess too - someone bought it and quickly crashed it.
Repair cost is $53,953, how is that possible? Salvage title, that doesn't look like damage that should warrant salvage title? What gives?
Those Lotus built Aluminum chassis are very difficult to repair if damaged. Once you have an accident that compromises the body structure it can get very expensive to repair. Similar to the Lotus Elise, you see some cars which seem to have minor damage but are deemed 'totaled.'
Sometimes a car goes off the road and a boulder or something hard hits onto the underside and causes more damage than is visible from above.
With motorcycles if the frame receives any kind of damage it's totaled. Likely similar w/ a Lotus/Tesla w/ their aluminum frames.
Twilight Blue Roadster 2.5 - #1098 / Grey Model S Performance - #1459
Thank you guys.
This car is now in my garage, in Norway!! But it's not running...the shipping company didn't take out the main switch power. So the battery is dead...!!=( I thought i had a good insurance, but they declined the first request........
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