The Official Model ≡ Production cars thread

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  1. Michael Russo

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    With Elon's SN1 produced more than 10 days ago now (as already seen many times as above), after the delivery event 2 weeks from now, we will start seeing production Model ≡ vehicles driven by their owners. :cool:

    See no reason our interest to see our pic collection continue to get larger so opening this thread to capture any sighting pic, yet again, not for RCs for which should be posted here https://forums.teslarati.com/threads/tesla-model-3-sightings-spy-shots.828/
    yet exclusively for cars that have effectively been sold to someone!
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  2. Michael Russo

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    M3OC moderator Garsh spotted this gorgeous pic of a white Model 3, posted on Instagram user decdog and suggested, not without reason, that it might be SN2... 19'' wheels with the proper black center caps, no random wire sticking out... ;)

    What do you folks think? Ain't it a beauty?! :)

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    Are we thinking those LED Headlamps will be standard on the Model 3?
     
  4. Michael Russo

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    Yes, I do not think that would be different between packages... ;)
     
  5. Michael Russo

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    Different perspective/angles of Elon's new car... ;)



    Courtesy of M3OC member Dudeman...
     
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    Stunning!
     
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    A Teslarati app user sent us the following photos of a black Model 3 charging at Tesla HQ this morning.

    Jeff tells us that he's a Model S P85, Model X 75D and Model 3 reservation holder, and was at Tesla HQ for a meeting nearby when he spotted the Model 3 charging. Here are the photos he sent in through the app (shared w/ permission).

    My notes as follows:
    • There was no Release Candidate number affixed to the car's rear window.
    • Parking sensors throughout the car.
    • The center console looks very finished.
    • There appears to be either a rubber bumper or rivet beneath the door handle (thoughts?)

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    He didn't check the VIN?? Looks like it could be SN1, Elon's car.
     
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    It's certainly a strong possibility that he spotted Elon's Model 3. The app user said that the car was already gone after he returned from his meeting and was told by valet that they moved it. In his words "The Valets told me that it was rare that there was one there charging overnight"

    Trying to get a hi-res photo that would allow us to see the VIN better.
     
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    Here's 2 more photos one of which shows the mounting points for the rear license plate. And another showing the lower front ventilation "grill".

    We need Model3OwnersClub.com's @TrevP to diagnose this!

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    Rumors swirled early Tuesday morning after a series of Model 3 photos rumored to be Elon Musk’s personal first production “SN1” vehicle were captured at Tesla’s Palo Alto headquarters.

    US Air Force veteran Jeff Meinke, and Teslarati app user who goes by “Crush”, submitted detailed pictures of the Model 3 interior, including a close-up look at the never-before-seen mounting point for the center display.

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    Jeff tells Teslarati that he was running his usual weekly, early morning routine of charging up at Tesla HQ before heading to a nearby meeting. A local resident of the Bay Area and soon-to-be three-time Tesla owner - Jeff currently owns a Model S P85, Model X 75D and has an early reservation for the Model 3 - he circled the parking lot to find a charger, before coming across a gorgeous black Tesla Model 3.

    Though Tesla Valet at headquarters knows Jeff well, he tells us, it was during the early hours before valet attendants arrived on scene, typically at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time and was on site before anyone had arrived. Not missing on the opportunity to take photos of the elusive Model 3, Jeff quickly snapped a few photos from his mobile phone and even had the opportunity to tinker with the Model 3 door handle.

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    With parking sensors throughout, well-finished interior and no signs of it being a release candidate, and the fact that it was at Tesla HQ, community members quickly noted that this black Model 3 might have been Elon Musk’s personal “SN1” car or Tesla’s first production Model 3.

    From the photos we also get a detailed look at how Model 3’s interior cupholder and center console will look like.

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    In speaking with Jeff and asking him why he didn’t take a photo of the Model 3 VIN, which would have surely confirmed whether the vehicle was Musk’s personal car with a 0001 trailing serial number, he tells us that it was just a matter of nerves and he wasn’t thinking about it. “I was just excited to be able to see the Model 3 in person, and frankly just wanted to shoot as many photos as I can before valet arrived.”

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    Jeff took the photos, left for his meeting, and upon returning noticed that the valet had arrived to start their early morning shift. He also noticed that the Model 3 was no longer there.

    “When I returned to pick up my car it was no longer there. The valets told me that it was rare that there was one there charging overnight.” According to Jeff, the valet moved the vehicle into a nearby garage. Engaging in friendly conversation with the attendants, valet noted that it could have been Musk’s personal Model 3, and that previous shifts from the day before could have left it on the charger for Musk.

    The attendants also notified Jeff that a “truckload of Model 3” was seen at headquarters recently. There was no indication whether these were the first 30 production Model 3s to be presented at next week’s delivery event, or one of the hundreds of release candidates produced.

    Article: Is this Elon Musk's personal Tesla Model 3 we just spotted at HQ?
     
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    Morning catch by the Great Huntress! :)

     
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    Great pics. That steering wheel is a bit disappointing. Rest of the interior looks great.
     
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    That blue looks so good!
     
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    Anyone notice the ride height (gap between top of tire to bottom of wheel well) on these Model 3
    Looks higher than other photo's I've seen
     

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    Have moved all related posts to this thread accordingly... :)

     
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    Beauty...You think those are 18" or 19". I'd like to fill that wheel well. I wonder If i could buy model s 20" rims and put them on the model 3.
     
  19. Michael Russo

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    Hey Johnny!
    Believe - yet don't pretend to be certain... ;) - that these are the 19''...
    On your question re Model S 20'' 'fitting', this question - and many others! - is the subject of lots of exchanges on M3OC... Short answer is we don't know for sure yet possible (while the 21'' are unlikely to fit in the wheelhouse of Model 3).

    Check this out:
    https://model3ownersclub.com/threads/wheel-tyre-discussion.390/page-16

    Hope this helps.
    Mike
     
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