Evaluation: R80 3.0 battery upgrade increased range to 340 miles and reportedly cost $29,000. Represented with 17,492 actual miles and consistently serviced with no issues to speak of.
Bottom Line: Regardless of what happens in the automotive landscape in the next few decades, Tesla is going to stick in people’s minds as the company that took EVs mainstream and finally made electric cars cool. And as Tesla’s first production model, the original Roadster is a likely future classic. It’s worth watching what prices do in the longer term. For now the seller, who has had the car since 2019, should be happy with this six-figure result. Sure, a few shares of TSLA would have been a way, way better investment, but you can’t drive your stock portfolio.