One-Owner 2008 Tesla Roadster
Please note that the true mileage of this 2008 Tesla Roadster is unknown. Records indicate that it was delivered with 30 miles and most recently showed 447 miles at the time of the last available service report on file.
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Named after genius inventor Nikola Tesla, Tesla Motors, Inc. helped pioneer automobile lithium-ion battery technology upon its founding in California in 2003. With a heavy focus on the ideal automotive battery, Tesla chose not to start from scratch for the chassis itself but rather turned to the famous British carmaker Lotus, specifically for the brilliant bonded extruded aluminum chassis from the Elise sports car. Tesla would soon place an order for 2,500 completed cars minus the powertrain which were shipped to California for final assembly and distribution by Tesla. Launched with a price of nearly $100,000, the Tesla Roadster was among the first to provide customers the experience of maximum instant torque which meant that zero to 60 miles per hour happened around 3.9 seconds, nearly a second quicker than the Elise. After its debut at the San Francisco Auto Show in November 2006, the first 100 cars were sold in just three weeks. Now one of the world’s most well-known automakers, Tesla has undoubtedly established itself as a pioneer in Electric Vehicles and remains the best-selling EV automaker. With the incredible success of the brand, these models provide not only a completely unique driving experience but also what many anticipate to be incredible future investment potential as predicted in Hagerty's 2022 Bull Market List
This car is part of the George Foreman Collection, which comprises over 50 cars from the 1930s through today, with a focus on American classics and late-model sports cars.
Offered from the George Foreman collection
Original owner example
Finished in a stunning Sterling Silver Metallic exterior paint job with a Cream interior
Powered by a 248 horsepower electric motor
Impressive 2,690 pound curb weight, about 700 pounds of which consists of the battery pack mounted as low as possible in the center of the vehicle for optimum weight distribution
Accompanied by two body-color carbon fiber removable roof panels and a black canvas soft top
Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report
Single-speed transmission with gear selector only found on early cars
16 inch front and 17 inch rear aluminum alloy wheels
JVC head unit with CD changer
Remote keyless entry
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
LED rear taillights
Rear wheel drive
Body-colored removable roof panel
Rack and pinion steering
Independent front and rear suspension
Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
Please note that this lot is offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years. As a result, it will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is. Additionally, bidders should carefully review the photos of each lot in the collection, which may highlight the oxidation of metal components certain vehicles sustained as the result of a garage fire caused by a golf cart battery in March 2019. Although none of the vehicles sustained fire damage from the fire itself, the negative cosmetic effects of the corrosive soot vary greatly from vehicle to vehicle and can be observed in the photo galleries of each lot. All lots are sold as is, where is, and bidders are responsible for any desired diligence before placing a bid.
Oxidation is noted on the door sills
Paint chips on the hood
Small scratch on the driver’s front fender
Scratches running along the driver’s side vent and quarter panel
Mottled paint on the rear decklid
Additional body-color carbon fiber roof panel with stand
Two charging cables (one new in bag)
Small tool roll
Black canvas soft top
Original delivery literature
This example was purchased new by George Foreman and taken delivery in 2009. According to supporting documentation, it has been inoperable since 2017.
A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.
Contact: Cason Vogel Phone: 904.504.7848 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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