Welcome to the obligatory 2017 Ship Tracking Thread!! This one is only for Ship Tracking updates!
If you want the 2017 Order Status & Discussion thread it is at this link>>
For you longing souls out there with order sheet in hand. Hopeful, excited, dejected. You know this car is real, its pedigree is known. Its exhaust note bellows. You look out your window, alas, your car is not there; it currently exists in that thin void found between the completely palpable and the hopelessly intangible.
Fear not, I am here to tell you that you did not pick the wrong week to quit sniffing glue! This thread exists to bring substance to the ethereal. It may not be in your driveway, but your SS is out there (even if only a twinkle in Papa Holden's eye).
Carrying the torch from previous years, I'll poach the format and some of the data from @Arbentor
, who created a remarkably detailed Ship Tracking #3 thread for MY 2016 shipments.
Some notable information:
The entire process can take 5 to 7 months. GM will provide you with a very limited amount of information while you wait for it to arrive at your dealership. You will be told a rough estimate of when it will be built and when it will arrive at the dealership. (usually accurate to within two months, either way) Then you'll be told to go home and wait. The dealer will call you when your car is ready.
During the SS production runs for the first two years there were 8 shipments from Adelaide to the US that contained SS's. Provided there aren't any changes this year, there should be 8 more shipments. We'll be tracking each shipment and updating the entry below for that shipment.
I'm not 100% positive, but from what I gather for MY 2016, ships ran from November through July. There are generally 2 shipments per month, so it looks like there may have been a few more ships towing SS's around. It has been long thought that 2017 would have a shorter production window; I would not expect as many ships for MY 2017.
Previous Ship Tracking threads can be found below, I highly encourage you to read the OP on the Ship Tracking #3 thread, there is much still-relevant information found there-in:
MY 2016 - Ship Tracking #3
MY 2015 - Ship Tracking #2
MY 2014 - Ship Tracking
There is a definitive production status codes page here
. In addition, the 'Ship Tracking #3' thread above has some great breakdowns of these codes, I encourage you to read up there.