School of the Hidden Vins If you are have a new Tesla order, this post describes how the process works. 1. Make the order, and pay the deposit 2. Install the Chrome extension Hidden vin finder Tesla VIN finder A vin number is hidden in the source code. This means your order has been attached to a car. This can take many weeks to appear. 3. Check the Manage page in your Tesla account for a hidden vin using the extension. You can also find it manually by checking for 5yj3 in the source code 4. Now you have your hidden vin, Track your car by checking with Vedaprime’s free service VedaPrime (@VedaPrime) | Twitter (in 2020, updates will be via twitter) or via detailed paid personalised service, where I can tell you exactly what ship it is on and estimated delivery date. Vedaprime is creating Advisory services for Australia-NZ Tesla order tracking | Patreon or if you want to support the ongoing tracking service 5. Check your ship status TeslaCarriersAU-NZ 6. After the car arrives in the country, receive a call from Tesla delivery specialist or email or both. Return rego papers, or deliver custom plates to Tesla 7. Receive your invoice and pay 8. Receive your delivery call 9. Collect/Receive your car This list is not necessarily in order. Some people never receive a hidden vin, some people never get a specialist call, some receive a delivery call, invoice, papers all in one go. Once your car arrives in the country, it takes on overage 2.5 weeks-3.5 weeks (east coast) for the cars to be delivered - provided the car has no significant issues. Some people have received cars 9 days after arrival, some 6 weeks or more after arrival. The next cars will be built the beginning of the next quarter. The goal will be to deliver all cars before the end of the quarter.