Finding abandoned classic vehicles or supercars is one of the greatest desires of those dedicated to treasure hunting. However, very few expect to meet completely new “vintage” cars. This is exactly what has happened in China, where three new Tesla Roadsters have been found in containers. The most incredible thing is that were stored for more than a decade.
The Tesla Roadster is not just any car. It was the first model of the electric car led by Elon Musk and the one that allowed him to appear on the map. Its electric motor, coupled with its attractive sporty design, made it a dream product in the late 2000s.
According to collect electricthe three Tesla Roadsters found in China belonged to a single owner who, for unknown reasons, simply decided to abandon them before using them.
Now, however, the cars are owned by someone else who has decided to put them up for sale. He will have to make a considerable sum if he really wants to make a profit, since container rental must also be paid, which lasted for more than 10 years. According to the report, they owe a six-figure amount.
“In 2010, a customer in China purchased three new Tesla Roadsters. They were shipped to a dock in China, but were abandoned by the buyer. They have been stored in sea containers at a port since 2010. Sealed, zero miles, intact, accumulating Six figure storage charges. A new owner found them and is selling them.”
All three Tesla Roadsters, aesthetically at least, are in excellent condition. Of course, at the moment we cannot guarantee the same for the mechanical part. When it comes to electric cars, your batteries may have simply died because they were inactive for 13 years.
Gruber, an American firm specializing in the maintenance and repair of the Tesla Roadster, will be responsible for evaluating the condition of the vehicles. They won’t be able to tell if the battery pack is still working until they have the units in their shop for proper testing.
What will happen if the batteries don’t work? The current owner is interested in selling them regardless of their condition.
The new generation of the Tesla Roadster
We don’t know how much an all-new first-generation Tesla Roadster might cost, but don’t be surprised if it’s priced higher than the successor model.
Yeah, The next generation of the Tesla Roadster is on the way, although it has been made to wait longer than it should. It was presented by Elon Musk in 2017 and, although the reservation period is still open, no buyer has received his unit. If we stick to the optimistic outlook, the electric carmaker will begin deliveries at some point this year.
The new Tesla Roadster will be better than its predecessor in every way. He promises to come from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.1 seconds and its top speed can exceed 400 km/h. The autonomy, for its part, is 1,000 kilometers. Its price will be around $250,000 dollars.