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|2010 Tesla Roadster|
British Racing Green with Tan Leather
An all-electric sports car produced by Menlo Park, California based firm Tesla Motors, the Tesla Roadsters are innovative, efficient, and seductively beautiful- and not a lot of things you can buy boast all three of these! Perhaps more importantly, the winner of Time Magazine’s 2008 Best Transportation Invention, Popular Mechanics 2006 Breakthrough Award, du Pont Registry’s 2009 Best Green Exotic, and Forbes Magazine’s “Best new car that lived up to the hype”, the Tesla Roadster the car that paved the way to environmentally friendly performance in modern motor cars.
While publically unveiled at the San Francisco International Auto Show on November 18–26, 2006, mainline production didn’t begin until March of 2008. The Roadster was developed by Tesla Motors with design help from Lotus Cars in certain areas. Lotus supplied the basic chassis development technology from its Lotus Elise, with which the Tesla engineers designed a new chassis. Barney Hatt at Lotus's design studio developed the styling with input from Tesla. Tesla's designers chose to construct the body panels using resin transfer molded carbon fiber composite to minimize weight; this choice makes the Roadster one of the least expensive cars with an entirely carbon fiber skin. Power is supplied from a 3-phase, 4-pole AC electric motor, producing a maximum net power of 248 hp. Maximum torque is 200 ft-lb, obtained at 0 rpm and almost constant up to 6,000 rpm, a common feature of electric motors and one of the biggest differences with internal combustion engines. Transmission is a direct drive BorgWarner unit. Power is stored in lithium-ion batteries creating a potential range of 244 miles on a single charge while 0-60 acceleration is achieved in just 3.9 seconds. A full recharge of the battery system requires 3½ hours using the high power connector.
This particular example is among the last produced, and as a 2010 model, incorporates all the minor improvements introduced during the production cycle. It is a one-owner, California car, having logged just 670 miles from new. Accordingly, the car is in impeccable, as-new condition throughout, and all the original delivery equipment is included with the sale.
Ordered in the very handsome British Racing Green- hinting to its Lotus roots- and specially optioned with the premium leather interior package in tan, this Roadster will strike a chord with English automotive enthusiasts or sports car fans. The interior is absolutely as-new, without even the slightest markings from entry or exit. Soft tan leather covers the seats and door panels, which combined with the various information touch screens, gives the passengers a truly “space age meets British motorcar” experience.
The exterior is absolutely flaw-free, and has never had any paint or body work. It has been carefully stored in a climate controlled garage. The car has never been driven hard or neglected in anyway, and upon pick up, the owner commented that it has probably never been in the direct sunlight longer than three hours! The wheels are perfect, the tires as-new, and the window glass free of any markings whatsoever.
Driving the 2010 Roadster is truly different. At a stand still, the exhaust drone we have grown to expect is absent. Acceleration is impressive from walking speeds, while the brakes are more than adequate. As one would expect of an automobile designed by Lotus, steering is tight and responsive and the driver feels at one with both the car and the road. In contrast to a new SUV or late model Ferrari, the Telsa is a magnet for positive attention everywhere it goes.
With this example comes everything delivered to the original owner: home and travel charging systems, original sales invoices, window sticker, tire inflator, soft top and frame, tools, manuals. Also included are newspaper clippings of articles relating to the Tesla Roadster, as well as 16 pages of invoices for regularly scheduled maintenance and updates performed by Tesla. At this time, the car is completely up to date on all recall and update campaigns, and the most recent service was performed just 70 miles and 6 months ago.
In addition to their main Bay Area showroom in Menlo Park, California, Tesla has recently reached an agreement to open stores in Chicago, Miami, New York, and Seattle. The first Tesla Motors service center, in Los Angeles, CA, was opened on Santa Monica Boulevard in May of 2008. Additional service centers for the Tesla Roadster are planned for New York, NY, Miami, FL, Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA. Tesla Motors very recently launched their 4-door sedan, the model S, to compete directly with the major manufactures, and plans to further expand their service locations accordingly. Fantasy Junction has had several customers whom have owned, or do currently own Teslas, and over and over again, we hear them praise Tesla’s service department and customers care.
This car, s/n 000734, represents an absolute ground breaking automobile in investment grade condition. Available for immediate delivery, the discerning buyer will recognize this as an opportunity to avoid delivery delays and premiums paid for new cars, while acquiring an exceptionally low mileage example in irreproachable condition.
Sold on the 02.11.2012