2008 Tesla Roadster Sells For Over $250,000

2008 Tesla Roadster Sells For Over $250,000


The unique Tesla Roadster is shortly changing into a collector’s merchandise. It is estimated that, after a number of fires and accidents, solely round 2,000 are nonetheless in existence. Given Tesla’s dramatic rise to the highest of the automotive business, costs for its first manufacturing automotive at the moment are hovering.

Gruber Motors, an unbiased service and gross sales firm that focuses on Teslas, not too long ago offered a 2008 Roadster via their portal for “properly over” $250,000. VIN013 had simply 840 miles on it when listed – a staggeringly low quantity for a 14-year previous automobile. This mix of low vin and low mileage resulted in such a excessive asking value, with the proprietor initially accepting a proposal of $250,000 earlier than receiving quite a few different bids over his asking. Though he did not need to disclose the ultimate sale value, its understood to be considerably over the unique itemizing.  

Nevertheless, this is not the primary exorbitantly priced Roadster on Gruber’s website. Quite a few different Roadsters are at present listed for over $200,000. In the meantime, this 2010 Tesla Roadster in Basalt, Colorado is at present asking $330,000. For that cash you can pre-order a second-gen Tesla Roadster and get a brand new Mannequin X Plaid as properly. This 2010 Roadster has simply 592 miles – Gruber Motors says its the the “Lowest Mileage Roadster we have now ever seen”. Even crazier is VIN005. One of many unique 11 Roadsters constructed within the UK by Lotus, its on the market for $1,250,000. 

Roadster costs differ wildly, with excessive mileage examples now beginning at round $100,000. Its a far cry from a number of years again when you can simply discover a good 2008 automotive for below $60,000. When new the Roadster began at $120,000 in the meantime an replace for 2010 noticed vary boosted to over 200 miles and 0-60 mph reduce to simply 3.7 seconds.

As for the all-new Roadster, when it is going to arrive stays to be seen – however Tesla CEO Elon Musk is hopeful manufacturing will start in 2023


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September 2022