It looks like Tesla Motors Chairman Elon Musk is going to have to wait a few more days for his sporty electric Roadster.

After suffering several delays related to a transmission problem, the well-watched electric-sports-car startup had expected its first production Roadster to arrive at its San Carlos, Calif., workshop Tuesday (see Tesla Announces New Transmission).

But the company received word Monday that the car missed its connection in Amsterdam and will need to catch a later flight, said Darryl Siry, vice president of sales and marketing.

Greentech Media asked if Musk had said anything about having to wait another few days for his long-awaited machine after hearing the news.

"No," Siry said with a laugh. "He was annoyed, but the funny thing is, it's as simple as it missed the flight. It had to be trucked to Amsterdam and it missed the flight. You just hear the things and it's just, 'It figures,' you know?"

The new expected date of arrival hadn't yet been confirmed Monday afternoon, but the company still hoped it would arrive this week.