How many Signature Model S’s where actually signed by Elon Musk before delivery and how much value does this add to the car?
How much “value” does this add to the car? One expert I talked with says “multiples of the car" as years go by if it is garaged in perfect condition. Well mine is in excellent condition, garaged and covered but…. it is impossible not to drive it ….. so I have put about 1400 mi on in the year I’ve had it. So I have to decide what to do and I’m looking for wisdom and knowledge of the T M & TMC forums to help me decide. I can’t afford to put it in mothballs and buy another one. So I have to assess if it is rare enough to get a “make me sell” offer. Depending on the results of this thread (and a LOT of hand ringing) I’ll put a "for sale post "up with pictures etc but 1st things first:
My Sig (S00791) was sign by Elon on the passenger side sun visor with a black sharpie pen. Short of a hand writing expert, company emails and several Tesla employees were involved in making this happen so it is easily verifiable. Elon is very gracious, so he has signed all kinds of stuff people bring up to him, but a collector would value the history/story of "how the car was signed" (eg as a token of appreciation for an early supporter of the limited production run of the historic Model S vs a random autograph). A key question is "how rare is this…e.g. if it were signed on delivery, a Founder’s car would have even more value vs a Sig.
I would greatly appreciate it if posters would keep their comments focused on the question:
How many Signature Model S’s where actually signed by Elon Musk for delivery?
My answer: I have seen only one other Sig signed for delivery ... so I think it adds 10K+ to the car.