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Published on September 27th, 2014 | by James Ayre


Tesla Model S Convertible Spotted In San Francisco

September 27th, 2014 by  

The first (as far as we know) Tesla Model S convertible was recently spotted on the streets of San Francisco. And now, thanks to a perhaps-a-bit-nosy someone, we can take a gander at it too (thanks to the photos they took). 🙂

Hard to know what to make of the vehicle, especially when you consider the money that went into it ($29,000). But I guess that there’s no stopping some people, is there?

Tesla convertible

The convertible Model S in the photos was created by Newport Convertible Engineering — who’ve been names in the field of custom convertibles for the last 30 or so years. (The CEO of Newport Convertible, Al H Zadeh, confirmed that the vehicle was their creation in a comment to Teslarati.)

Teslarati provides more:

The Model S Cabrio appears to be cruising down the streets of San Francisco, CA and visibly present is the new power-folding soft top that’s tucked away into the car’s expansive trunk space.

The Orange County based tuner behind the transformation has been creating custom convertibles for the past 30 years. The natural question everyone had on their minds before embarking on the project was whether or not the conversion would pose as an extreme engineering challenge. Contrary to what most people had in mind, the transformation was less of a challenge due to the Model S’ rigid structural integrity and award winning design.

Al Zadeh commented on that previously in an interview with KABC news: “Tesla to begin with was one of the strongest cars I’ve ever worked on. Tesla was actually a very, very good challenge being one of our very first electric vehicles, but I think I did a pretty good job overall at the end.”

Hmm. What do our dear readers think?

Image Credit: Autojunk.nl 


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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