Abandoned Tesla Roadster Trio reaches $750k with just four bidding days left

Credit: Gruber Motors

The trio of abandoned Tesla Roadsters from 2008 have reached a massive bid of $750,000 with just four bidding days left, and there is no indication that these vehicles even operate.

In early May, Gruber Motors reached out to Teslarati to tell us they had learned about three original Roadsters that had been sitting in untouched sea containers for the last 13 years.

In 2010, a buyer in China purchased the vehicles, but when they arrived, that buyer never claimed them.

The seller of the three vehicles is going to handle the storage charges, but the fleet of Roadsters is already set to go for nearly $1 million, as a bidding war that ignited for the vehicles on May 2 has accumulated over ten bids which have put the set at $750,000.

Gruber has not listed any new bids since May 8, so there is an extreme possibility that whoever put in the $750,000 bid will end up with the vehicles.

According to images shared by Gruber, two of the cars are Very Orange, and the other in Radiant Red. They are all likely to have zero miles on their odometers, although Gruber wrote in its posting:

“We also do not know how many, if any, miles were on odometers from testing/delivery of the new Roadsters.”

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Joey Klender: Joey has been a journalist covering electric mobility at TESLARATI since August 2019. In his time at TESLARATI, Joey has broken several big stories, including the first images of the Tesla Model S Plaid, the imminent release of the 4680 Model Y through EPA certification, and several expansions to the Lucid AMP-1 factory in Arizona, to name a few. His stories have been featured in several publications, including Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, CNET, and Seeking Alpha. In his spare time, Joey is playing golf, watching MMA, or cheering on any of his favorite sports teams, including the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, Miami Heat, Washington Capitals, and Penn State Nittany Lions. You can get in touch with joey at joey@teslarati.com. He is also on Twitter @KlenderJoey.
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