TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

What order do they build cars?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by ColinA, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. ColinA

    ColinA Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2015
    Messages:
    495
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Someone else I know ordered their car a few days after mine (VIN ending in 555). Mine has a VIN ending in 588. Not sure why mine is numbered after his given I ordered earlier? His car went into production a few days ago, whereas mine is still "in the production queue". We are both in Australia, his is a 70D, mine is an 85D. The only other spec difference is I ordered Next Gen seats, everything else the same, even the color. Does anyone know how this works?
     
  2. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    10,095
    Location:
    Central New York
    I don't think anyone knows. It's possible the seats are the holdup on yours.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,751
    Location:
    Texas
    We know that cars are built in batches, so depending upon what was configured, it will get built along with similar configurations. It's also known that the higher priced cars tend to get batched before the lower priced cars. We also know that they don't build them in strict VIN order.
     
  4. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    10,095
    Location:
    Central New York
    Except in this case where the lower priced 70D is being built before the higher priced 85D, so that theory doesn't always hold up.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,751
    Location:
    Texas
    I attribute this to "getting lucky". The 70D order came in when a batch of 70Ds was being built.
     
  6. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    10,319
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Cars are not built or completed in strict VIN order.
     
  7. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,754
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    It is one of the great mysteries of Elon and the gang.
     
  8. ottopilot

    ottopilot Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    portland, or
    i had the ol' base model 70. confirmation to production in about 3 hours. total time from order to delivery 13 days. i just say i got lucky.
     
  9. ColinA

    ColinA Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2015
    Messages:
    495
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Nice!! We can only dream of that given there's the best part of a month on a ship getting it to Australia!
     
  10. ottopilot

    ottopilot Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    portland, or
    advantages of being within a half days drive of the factory ;-)
     

Share This Page