Yellow Roadsters are rarest of all the standard production colors. This one was hit from the front and rear, destroying some parts that were difficult, if not impossible to come by. Most notably the armature at the front of the car, to which the hood and headlights are mounted. We created a new armature from scratch out of 12K structural carbon fiber. Other parts were replaced with stock from our own inventory. Clear carbon fiber parts that we produce also found their way onto this car. We’ve built our reputation on fixing them right and delivering them better than new. This car was no exception.
We routinely collect salvage Roadsters for parts to add to our inventory. According to the last measured reading on its Vehicle Display System (VDS), this car hit a telephone pole at 75mph. Both occupants survived. One refused medical treatment. We’re continually amazed by the engineering that went into these cars, providing safety in such a small package. This one came with many good parts, including a rare 3.0 battery pack. They will go on to help us keep other cars on the road.
With their low center of gravity, you don’t typically hear of Tesla Roadsters in rollover accidents. Roadster #912 was sent to us from North Carolina after a car transporter it was in suffered a rollover. The vehicle’s composite body sustained some damage, in addition to deep scuffs in its paint. We repaired the affected panels, gave it a fresh paint job, and sent it home like new.