2011 Tesla Roadster R80 3.0

High bid:$22,000
Categories: Electric
Auction type: Reserve
3 bids, 5 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 2011
  • Make: Tesla
  • Model: Roadster
  • VIN: 5YJRE1A16B1001189
  • Mileage Shown: 57,342
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Lightning Green
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Rockville, MD 20850
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0045859

Launched in 2008, the Tesla Roadster forever changed the automotive world as the first street-legal, all-electric car to utilize lithium-ion batteries. Offering an impressive driving range for its time, equally impressive were its performance capabilities, thanks in part to its nimble, lightweight chassis borrowed from the Lotus Elise. One of approximately 2,450 Roadsters produced in total, this 2011 example features a striking Lightning Green finish, optional carbon fiber accents, and dual-tone tan and green leather upholstery. Additionally, it has been fitted with the R80 3.0 retrofit package, which includes an upgraded 80-kWh battery pack, along with an upgraded PCN control unit. Showing approximately 57k miles on the odometer, this Roadster is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Maryland. 

The first-generation Roadster was built on a stretched Lotus Elise chassis, significantly modified by Tesla engineers to accommodate the large battery pack and include structural reinforcements for enhanced safety and stability. The integration of a high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber body further enhances the vehicle. This example is finished in a metallic shade of Lightning Green, complemented by an optional clear coat carbon fiber removable roof panel and body accents. Two canvas folding tops are also included. The seller notes that factory-optional full paint protection film has been applied and that the car rides on 16”/17” forged alloy wheels with Continental ExtremeContact tires, which have approximately 85% tread remaining. Minor paint imperfections are noted on the lower front spoiler. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

The cabin features tan leather-upholstered bucket seats with green piping and white "TESLA" lettered backrests. Coordinating tan leather adorns the door panels, complemented by green leather accents. Exposed carbon fiber surrounds the occupants, adorning the dashboard and door entry guards. Equipment includes heated seats, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, and automatic climate control. A three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a kilowatt usage gauge, and a digital vehicle range bar. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are confirmed to be in proper working order.

This Roadster has been fitted with the Tesla R80 upgrade package, offering a higher-capacity 80 kWh battery pack at a cost of $29k, along with an upgraded PCN control unit at $10k. The three-phase 375V AC induction motor features a hand-wound stator, originally specified at 288 HP and 295 lb.-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Borg-Warner single-speed transmission. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing 4-wheel disc brakes and Brembo brake pads. The seller adds that a host of service documentation is available, and no outstanding maintenance items have been reported. 

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s manuals, a car cover, two canvas folding tops, two standard 220V power charging cords, one 110V household charger, a 3-prong 220 dryer plug adapter, and one modern “J” charger adapter.  

The seller would like you to know: “This is a truly rare Tesla Roadster that has been well maintained throughout its life. The car has many extras as noted in the ad including cords and tops. The Tesla drives like it’s on a slotted track with precise handling and power but still has all the creature comforts you would expect from a luxury sports car. The upgraded battery and PCN turn this car from a base roadster to the R80! This will be a great addition to anyone's collection and a blast to drive that you will want to do so daily.”

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  • DonWsail 18 hours, 42 minutesago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • Murray1911 1 day, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • Yitzbud (seller) 1 day, 13 hoursago

    @Kmracing 115 takes 24 hours to charge
    220 dryer plug and J plug are 6 hours
    0-60 is 3.8 seconds

  • Kmracing (registered bidder) 1 day, 13 hoursago

    Do you know 0-60 times?

  • Kmracing (registered bidder) 1 day, 13 hoursago

    What are the full charge times for each plug 115, 220 dryer plug and J plug?

  • DonWsail 3 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Yitzbud (seller) 4 days, 19 hoursago

    @AK9eleven Thank you for the questions. The driving range is over 300 miles and that has not decreased during ownership. The battery is good for 10 years and cost to replace will depend on the market at that time and the technology advancements.

  • AK9eleven (registered bidder) 4 days, 20 hoursago

    Can you tell me the real world driving range ? Has that decreased during your ownership ? Will the battery need to be changed at some point ? Cost for new battery ? Thanks

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