Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32

Thread: #340 Red Santa Barbara

  1. #1
    mod squad TEG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    15,339

    #340 Red Santa Barbara

    Used Tesla Roadster 08'

    Convertible Tesla Roadster 2008
    Fusion Red, Tan Interior.
    I have the hard top and soft top, the home power connector, and mobile charger too.
    The car is in Santa Barbara.
    delivery May 2009. VIN #340, 12.5K miles
    Excellent condition

  2. #2
    Asking price?
    Thanks!
    Chris

  3. #3
    Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    1,387
    Quote Originally Posted by chris22104 View Post
    Asking price?
    Thanks!
    Chris
    Says $80k in the ad...

  4. #4
    mod squad TEG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    15,339

  5. #5
    Head Moderator / Administrator doug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Stanford, California
    Posts
    12,149
    Blog Entries
    10
    So this is the Roadster with the "bricked" battery. Any idea of the timeline here? On sale last December, mentioned dead battery to Elon on Feb 9, at LA store now?

  6. #6
    mod squad TEG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    15,339
    It seems that the letter and the blog didn't mention that it was/had-been for sale...


    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17eb...g/original.jpg

    ...too bad it didn't sell before it went into storage...


    By the way, huge thread covering the controversy over what happened to the car:
    Do you know that you must keep your battery charged?

    Edit: somewhat of a response from Tesla about this situation:
    Plug It In | Blog | Tesla Motors

    Edit2: Related info::
    Twitter
    Quote Originally Posted by @degusta
    ...Re "6 weeks" vs "2 months" - Tesla was the one who stated that the SOC hit 0% 6 weeks after it was parked...
    So, I gather the car was left off charge (starting with a low SOC) then found wouldn't start 2 months later, but perhaps logs said it had already been unwilling to start for 2 week already by that time.

    Twitter
    Quote Originally Posted by @degusta
    ...I have in writing, from Tesla, that the vehicle can't take a charge and the estimate is $40,000...
    (Not sure why that blogger has the repair estimate, if he doesn't own the car...)

    Alleged comment from the reported actual owner:
    Tesla Dismisses Report of Roadsters | Autopia | Wired.com
    ...Drucker, first identified by Green Car Reports, took delivery of Roadster No. 340 in May 2009, more than a year after placing a $50,000 deposit for the vehicle. He said he has driven the car 13,000 miles and followed Tesla’s service guidelines. He moved into a rental house while his home was being renovated and parked his Roadster in the garage, leaving it with a 25 percent state of charge. He didn’t touch it for six weeks and found it dead when he attempted to start it earlier this month...
    Last edited by TEG; 2012-02-24 at 06:18 PM.

  7. #7
    mod squad TEG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Silicon Valley
    Posts
    15,339
    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    So this is the Roadster with the "bricked" battery. Any idea of the timeline here? On sale last December, mentioned dead battery to Elon on Feb 9, at LA store now?
    Nov 22, 2011: Date on the Flickr photos for the Craigslist advert.
    Dec 15, 2011: Noticed the Craigslist listing which reported 12.5K miles on the car.
    Feb 9, 2012: Said to be "unrecoverable" after being unplugged "for just over 2 months". Reported 13K miles.
    Last edited by TEG; 2012-02-23 at 01:49 PM.

  8. #8
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    The great OC
    Posts
    874
    The seller is trying to sell the car, yet leaves it unplugged. That doesn't make sense to me; as a seller I would want to show off the range (via display) the car had to a prospective buyer. This doesn't add up in my mind.

  9. #9
    Member augkuo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Berkeley
    Posts
    432
    Would the Tesla log show how long the car was unplugged for?

  10. #10
    Senior Member dpeilow's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Winchester, UK
    Posts
    7,663
    So he did 500 miles in the meantime?

    I wonder if he couldn't sell it for the money he wanted?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2012-09-06, 09:50 AM
  2. Prototype Red vs Signature Red (vs Sunset Red)
    By Larry Chanin in forum Model S: Interior & Exterior
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 2012-07-18, 05:05 AM
  3. Santa Barbara for Earth Day
    By slcasner in forum California
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 2012-05-15, 10:20 AM
  4. fossilfreeby33.org Santa Barbara report
    By TEG in forum Energy, Environment, and Policy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2009-03-19, 07:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •