Tesla Cybertruck Auctioned Off at Petersen Auto Museum Going For $400K

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An exciting event recently took place at the Petersen Auto Museum, where an early 2024 Tesla Cybertruck was auctioned off for a staggering $400,000. The news of this sale began circulating on various social media platforms shortly after the conclusion of the Petersen Auto Museum’s 29th Gala. What makes this sale particularly intriguing is that it marks the theoretical debut of the Cybertruck in the commercial market. This is noteworthy because, despite its highly anticipated launch, the electric pickup truck has faced multiple production delays since its initial reveal in November 2019, leaving an estimated two million reservation holders eagerly awaiting its arrival.

The Petersen Automotive Museum, located in Los Angeles, has established a unique and special connection with Tesla over the years. The museum recently hosted an event showcasing what they deemed “the most comprehensive gathering of Tesla products to date.” This impressive exhibit featured notable vehicles such as the 2005 Roadster “Aerodynamic Buck,” the 2012 Model X prototype, and prototypes of both the Cybertruck and the second-generation Roadster from 2019 and 2017, respectively.

However, there remains some uncertainty regarding which Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) the winning bidder will receive. This is noteworthy because Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, is known for personally owning the original Roadster bearing the prestigious VIN 001. When the auction was initially announced, the event’s description only mentioned that all attendees would have the opportunity to bid on a “low-vin” 2024 Cybertruck.

The price of admission to the Petersen Automotive Museum’s 29th Gala was not insignificant. Single seats were priced at $1,750, tables went for $17,500, and “premier” tables commanded a hefty $30,000.

As for the Cybertruck’s production progress, there have been recent sightings of what are referred to as “manufacturing confirmation” units in the parking lot of the Texas Gigafactory. This suggests that the next batch of electric pickups to roll off the assembly line could potentially be the final, delivery-ready vehicles, although this has yet to be officially confirmed. The automotive world eagerly anticipates the Cybertruck’s arrival as it promises to revolutionize the electric pickup market with its distinctive design and cutting-edge technology.


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