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I got my VIN!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by hadfiiw, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. hadfiiw

    hadfiiw Member

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    Told them to book it yesterday and got my VIN today!! Ends in 83420 with an estimated delivery of "May."

    So exciting!!
     
  2. iadbound

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    Congrats! Sounds like you don't have too long to wait. P85D I assume?
     
  3. hadfiiw

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    No, the standard 85D. Took me 2+ years to save up for it (and still need to get a small loan) but the 2002 Nissan Maxima that is is replacing wasn't going to last much longer.

    85D
    Red Multi-Coat
    Body Color Roof
    Standard 19” Wheels
    Tan Leather Seats
    Piano Black Decor
    Black Headliner
    Tech Package with Autopilot
    Air Suspension
    High Fidelity Sound
     
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    That's great! We got our VIN a little over a week ago with a May delivery as well. Looks like we're very near each other in the queue! Now I'm checking daily for updates on the production status. tick tock...
     
  6. hadfiiw

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    Thanks all!
     
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    right there with ya. VIN was given last week, with a late april delivery. time to play the waiting game.

    has your DS contacted you yet?
     
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    #8 Patrick W, Apr 1, 2015
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    Congrats on getting the VIN. Just got mine a couple of days ago. My Tesla says May delivery. The DS says early May.

    I am slapping myself after reading your post. I ordered the standard 85 thinking only the P85D had AWD. Oh well, at least I'll have more room in my frunk. :)

    And it was nice to see your mention of saving for 2 years. I'm in the same boat, though have been saving a whole lot longer. Before I saw your post I was thinking I was the only one who had to save up.
     
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    Some of us are still saving :( Congrats on the orders. Not long now till you have a fantastic car! :)
     
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    If you think the extra cost for the AWD is worth it, it might be possible to transfer to a new reservation. Of course that will put you back at the end of the line. Heard it can be done though.


     
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    I'm a late May delivery too. No VIN yet.
     
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    I have what I think is the VIN showing up on the left side of the My Tesla page. I locked it in early yesterday (the 1st - hope that won't become an omen!) and the confirmation changed to 'entered the production queue' at midnight. My VIN is more than 110 further along than yours...which puts the production at over 40,000 per year, if every day is worked... which fits with what I've read. Cool!
     
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    Remember that VINs are not assigned in Production order (or is it vice-versa :)). Now, that said, any vin assigned this week is likely to be produced in 2014. But just from VIN assignments, it is hard to extrapolate a production rate. VINs can be assigned weeks or even months in advance of production as well (or so has been the case at times at least).
     
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    No, not yet. I was planning on giving them a call tomorrow.
     
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    2014? I was hoping for MY 2015! :biggrin::cool: But yeah, I get your point. I suspect when someone creates an order and makes the down payment, the next VIN in the list is assigned... then there's the week of waiting before you reach the point of no return... some bail out before then... the more I write, the more confused I get about it... maybe it's when you save a design but before you put down the first payment... maybe delaying the OK for production sets VIN's out of order. Dunno... but it would probably be an interesting question to ask on a factory tour!

    (and it turns out they use the Lotto-ball method and it's all completely random... :rolleyes:)
     
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    Got our VIN today ends with 83590 with late May delivery.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion but I'm going to keep my place in line. "early May" can't come soon enough. And maybe it's an omen that my DS's last name is May. :)
     
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    May's first name isn't James, is it? If so, we may have figured out his new gig after Top Gear!
     
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    Talked to my DS. Looks to be mid-May (but things could change).
     
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    I had not thought of that. But, alas, his first name is Charles. :)
     

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