Region: Seattle area (US)
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There was a Founder's series delivery to a Seattle-area individual some time ago...perhaps early August. That person prefers anonymity.
The second Washington delivery was Special Sig #35, delivered in Redmond WA this afternoon. It was for Eric and Karen, long-time Roadster owners that once wrote a blog (posted on Tesla's site) about how they weren't shopping for a Roadster, but now plan to keep it along with their Model S. Their son is a Product Specialist at the local Tesla store. (Eric was the first Roadster owner I ever met in the wild; I ordered my Roadster later that same month).
It was standard, sig red, 19" wheels, black leather, lacewood, pano roof, paint armor. Exact reasons for the delivery delay were not clear; but apparently some part didn't pass Elon's inspection and had to be changed. They just found out this morning that it would be delivered this afternoon; they sent mail to local Model S reservationists. Four of us showed up to watch.
Here's a picture of Ben, the local delivery specialist (who has been busy delivering cars in many other parts of the country) as he got out of the car after taking it off the U-Haul trailer.
They went inside to sign paperwork, so I just peeked in the car. There was no sunshade for the pano roof; but the covering on the crossbar looked better than what I recall last time I saw one. No rear reading lights either. Panel gaps looked even, though not tiny. Paint looked great; paint armor wasn't the best I'd seen; though you had to be looking to notice. Leather looked great (not wrinkled). Cargo cover was in place, as was a cover for the low cargo area in the very back (the 3rd row footwell) that I hadn't seen before. Their car is almost identical to the one I'm expecting; I am sure my wife will be very happy with it!
Last edited by ChadS; 2012-09-10 at 10:56 PM.
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The Westlake location received 3 Model S last Saturday evening. One is for the Bellevue Square store, the other two were to be prepped and delivered. No other details, I didn't see them.
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Thanks for the post! Congrats to Eric and Karen. It is good to see a real-life photo of a sig red with 19" wheels, since that is what we are getting. The look is just fine, and I look forward to the significantly greater tire choices.
Roadster 2.0 #0905 | Model S Signature Performance #02001 | Model S P85D #65512 | Model X Canada reservation #P788
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How's that new car smell?
Signature Model S | Signature Model X (??)
A "golden ticket" in the frunk for a passenger seat on a trip to the space station would be way cooler.
Then again, this is more likely:
TesS: P85 Sig. | Mercury: Petunia ate five donuts.
Truly Electric Spaceship-Like Adventure ~ Signature Model Spaceship
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Looking forward to seeing their Model S on the road -- I see 'EV NV' on Avondale every once in awhile during my commute. (And probably December for my S delivery).
I saw a White Model S with Grey perf wheels - walking by the Seattle Service center today -- maybe that's the one sighted earlier? It had plates and no sale slip sticker in the window so probably getting serviced? (was up on a lift)
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