The original Tesla Roadster may be old, but it is not cheap
While Tesla deserves all the criticism regarding the delayed launch of the second-generation Roadster, it cannot be ruled out that the original Roadster was a very important car for the brand and helped to increase interest in modern electric cars.
The first generation Tesla Roadster is based in and around Lotus Elise this is a real example looking for a new home. It is located in Manhattan Beach, California and covered only 11,589 miles (18,650 km). It comes with a window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, a pure Carfax report, a set of tools, service records, two sets of keys, and a pure California name.
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The Radiant Red metallic paint on the exterior of the car is beautifully complemented by a set of 16-inch front and 17-inch forged rear wheels packed with 175/55 and 225/45 Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 tires. There are also silver brake calipers.
In the cabin of the electric sports car there are seats for a bucket made of black leather with beige leather inserts. The black and beige leather connects through the door panels, and although the cabin doesn’t have the big touch screens of all modern Tesla cars, it does have an Alpine system with navigation. There is also cruise control and air conditioning.
Car charging is 288 hp when new. and a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 273 pounds (370 Nm) of torque.
Given that the Tesla Roadster was the carmaker’s first car, it is not surprising that it was expensive by modern EV standards. In fact, the window label in this example shows that the MSRP was $ 131,745, which is about $ 20,000 in options.