Well cars have to go somewhere once they come off the assembly line so if they aren't going on trucks or in the parking lots around the factory, then they aren't being made I thought i read somewhere that the assembly line is ~48 hours, but the only reference i could find says 3-5 days.Yeah other than cars getting loaded on to trucks, I'm not sure our external view of activity is all that reliable. Do we know what stage(s) of the pipeline we're actually seeing? And do we roughly know how deep the pipeline (in terms of days) is?
It seems clear they took a break or significantly slowed down for some reason. I'm not sure if that is just so staff could take a breather or if there were actually changes going on in the factory. It looks like bobusn says the 352 VIN has a production date of today, which would pretty much confirm there was a 2 week pause in production (same thing happened at the start of last quarter).