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2008 Tesla Roadster

Base Convertible
$128,800
Sale Price
$150,000 - $175,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
18 August 2022
Sold Date
61
Lot Number
#2-
Unrestored original
Broad Arrow Auctions
Auction House
Chassis number 5YJRE11B381000292. Radiant Red over black cloth. 248-hp electric. Carbon fiber hard top, electronics package, premium interior, forged wheels.

Evaluation: Represented with 928 miles and two owners. Serviced in March 2022. There’s some dullness to the black plastic windshield frame, but otherwise this looks like a new car. Further proof that significant EVs are already collectible.

Bottom line: But Monterey wasn’t a home run for either this car or or RM’s Roadster that had higher mileage but was equipped with the desirable R80 3.0 battery upgrade. Both cars sold reasonably well ($128,800 and $112,000, respectively), but not price guide-smashing sums. Interestingly, a 105-year-old Detroit Electric Brougham over at Bonhams got more attention than either of these twenty-first century sports cars at $140,000.

by Andrew Newton
30 August 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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