2008 Tesla 292 Roadster With 928 Miles Is Up For Sale

2008 Tesla 292 Roadster With 928 Miles for sale on ebay and West Coast Classics Price:US $245,000. Unveiled in July 2006, Tesla’s striking Roadster design represented not only the nascent company’s first foray into car production, but also the start of a new chapter in the annals of personal transportation. Based on a lengthened Lotus Elise chassis and featuring a 185 kW three-phase, four-pole AC electric motor, it offered not only sub-four second 0-60 mph performance and a top speed of 125 mph, but also an impressive range of almost 250 miles. Significantly, the Roadster was the first all-electric, serial production car to gain US Highway approval and, in retrospect, is viewed as the genesis of a company which in 2021 produced almost one million cars. This particular example was purchased new in Santa Rosa, California in 2009, generously specified with a detachable factory painted carbon fibre hardtop, optional electronics package, premium interior, forged wheels, and metallic paint, in addition to standard features such as ABS, Traction Control, Cruise Control and Air Conditioning; the included window sticker documents a sticker price of $106,900.

Used only sparingly, the Tesla was sold to the Fleischman Collection in April 2010 by which time it had covered just 266 miles. It has seen regular but limited use during its dozen years in the collection, showing a mere 928 miles from new at the time of cataloging, and is supported by a digital file of service invoices documenting regular maintenance by Tesla Motors, as well as a clean CARFAX report.

As one of the initial batch of 500 first generation Roadsters produced between March 2008 and May 2009 – indeed, just the 292nd production Tesla ever made – this car boasts a singular appeal, not to mention significant future collector and investment potential. Supported by an enviable service history, most recently brought up to date in March 2022 by marque specialists Executive Motorwerkz of Lawndale, California, it is accompanied by its original hardtop, tools, and charging equipment.

Vehicle Equipment

Exterior Features

  • 16″ x 6″ front & 17″ x 7.5″ rear forged light alloy wheels
  • 175/55R16 front & 225/45R17 rear tires
  • Black soft top
  • Halogen headlamps
  • LED tail lights
  • Locking wheel lugs
  • Tire inflator/sealant

Interior Features

  • Accessory power outlet
  • Cruise control
  • Electric air conditioning & heater
  • Heated sport seats w/lumbar support
  • Homelink universal transmitter
  • Pwr windows
  • Retractable cup holder
  • Security PIN for vehicle starting
  • Three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Touch screen vehicle information display
  • Valet mode
  • Vehicle theft-deterrent & immobilizer system

Mechanical Features

  • 375-volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor w/variable frequency drive
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/regenerative braking
  • Battery heater for cold weather charging
  • Bonded extruded aluminum monoque chassis
  • Front & rear independent wishbone suspension w/co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper
  • Front & rear sway bars
  • Microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack
  • Rack & pinion pwr steering
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Single speed gearbox

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & passenger airbags
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Integrated head restraints
  • Rigid occupant safety cell
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Side impact door beams
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Traction control

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: iPod interface

Source : ebay and West Coast Classics