I appreciate it. The disappointing part for me is the car is ready to go, I confirmed it today with Ford Performance. All of the chips are installed and quality checks are done. Now, throwing a further curve into the works is the first cars in will be the last ones out if it has to wait for a railcar. In other words, my car was built in early April, others built significantly after, have a possibility of leaving the lot well before mine. FUN IS.That sucks. Sorry to hear!
When I talked to the lady at the railyard, she told me that 3 of the cars on my list, including @trafficman337, where waiting for a full railcar going in there direction, there are 14 cars in a railcar. She also told me that Ford is using there lot for storage of unfinished trucks/suvs that are waiting on chips. None of the Mustangs that have been released for shipment are involved with the chip shortage. Ford didn't continue production at Flat Rock like the truck/suv plants did.
Happy days!! That's good news for you. Did you get an ETA?
The circus continues......................now there are 5 cars ready to go. The rail road carrier won't release any of them for that area of the country unless its a full rail car! Hey, only 10 to go. I should get it in time to put it away for the winter.
You should consider being thankful yours is built and just waiting on shipping. There will be people who ordered BEFORE you that get there's MUCH later than yours.
If it helps ease your heart some, I ordered mine 1/7/21, it was built 3/13/21....still sitting.
This is just simply unacceptable that a rail yard would have this much control over an inventory of cars that are this expensive
I doubt the MSRP of the car has anything to do with what the rail company gets paid to transport it. I'd have to imagine Ford has an ironclad agreement that they will pay $x per vehicle (might vary on size) for them to ship em. With the cost of everything rising the rail company simply can't afford to be lugging around partially loaded cars. Like everything in transport, it's super thin margins that only work with sufficient volume
I'd also like to point out...your car is worth more today than it was the day you ordered it.