When is it too early to call a car a classic? Released in 2008, the Roadster was Tesla's first car, the first production electric car to use lithium-ion batteries, and the first step toward the mass-production of electric vehicles. Those are some very big firsts for any car, and this first-gen 2011 Tesla Roadster represents them all. Finished in Glacier Blue, this Roadster has been upgraded to the Tesla R80 3.0 battery, giving it a range of up to 340 miles compared to the 200 mile range of the original. The electric motor is rated at 288 horsepower, and combined with its Lotus chassis, makes it a very good performer. Custom wheels, carbon fiber trim, and two tops — one original cloth and another carbon fiber unit — complete the package. The car will go up for auction January 22nd in Arizona.