From what one member has stated here that a car from the FIRST shipment was just rolling into PA. Getting these cars to market, especially in this weather is going to be a challenge. Considering that cars from the SECOND shipment were still in the rail yard at Benicia about two weeks ago gives credence to this shipment situation.
First shipment car ordered June 6th arrived at dealer DECEMBER 3rd.
2 dealers in the Philadelphia metro market received their 3 cars about 2 weeks prior that I know of but others did not. 1 was a retail sold car. The other 2 are dealer stock.
I know of one large old time dealer that is only using his allocation of a couple cars for retail sold orders and except for us guys who ordered on faith it would be a stellar car the demand is low since you really can't see one and so few know about it.
Not a lot of people are going to drop 50 large on a car they can only see in a picture!
Not a lot of people are going to drop 50 large on a car they can order but realistically expect to wait 4-6 months to get.
About 80% of the cars in my market area are black including in transit, orders in the system and not built yet! Most are dealer stock orders too!
But it is what it is and I'm grateful for it!