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Old 10-13-2014, 03:32 PM
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Arrived to the VPC today. Total travel time from Bremerhaven to Baltimore = 11 days. Not bad considering a stop at Southampton, vessel's characteristics and the nature of oceanic transportation.
Great. Getting closer. Let's hope for a one day turn around!
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Arrived to the VPC today. Total travel time from Bremerhaven to Baltimore = 11 days. Not bad considering a stop at Southampton, vessel's characteristics and the nature of oceanic transportation.
Keep us posted. Ship is now on its way to Brunswick. Can't wait for my S63 coupe!!!!
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The patient has been discharged from Vehicle Preparation Clinic yesterday. Total VPC processing time is less than 24 hours.
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The patient has been discharged from Vehicle Preparation Clinic yesterday. Total VPC processing time is less than 24 hours.
WOW, that is some serious medical care.
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Terminator, which dealer are you having it shipped to?
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Terminator, which dealer are you having it shipped to?
It is going to Kentucky. The dealer will be named in a separate testimonial (or complaint, depending on where the situation turns at the very end).
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Where is your car?
Currently being transported to the dealership, should be arriving by EOD today. Whatever pictures I receive tonight, I will try and post them here right away.
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It was indeed worth waiting for 99 days

Finally, it is here! My dealership sent me a few pictures immediately as soon as it arrived.











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Congrats.

Very, very exciting. I am sure you can't wait to get this beauty in your driveway.

Looking forward to seeing more. Those pictures are already filled with anticipation.

Happy driving.
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Thanks for your pics and appreciate your dealer as well .
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My timeline stats

Here is my timeline expressed in numbers outlining the duration of each key milestone:

From initial "I want this car" to delivery: 239 days
From PO placed to production complete: 75 days
From production complete to shipment: 8 days
From ship departed to arrival to port: 11 days
From ship arrival to VPC release: 1 day
From VPC release to truck pickup: 3 days
From truck pickup to dealer delivery: 2 days
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Here is my timeline expressed in numbers outlining the duration of each key milestone:

From initial "I want this car" to delivery: 239 days
From PO placed to production complete: 75 days
From production complete to shipment: 8 days
From ship departed to arrival to port: 11 days
From ship arrival to VPC release: 1 day
From VPC release to truck pickup: 3 days
From truck pickup to dealer delivery: 2 days
Very interesting when put like this.

I'd going to compare to my car and see where I stand, only my car is still on the other side of the ocean.
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Originally Posted by Terminator2029 View Post
Here is my timeline expressed in numbers outlining the duration of each key milestone:

From initial "I want this car" to delivery: 239 days
From PO placed to production complete: 75 days
From production complete to shipment: 8 days
From ship departed to arrival to port: 11 days
From ship arrival to VPC release: 1 day
From VPC release to truck pickup: 3 days
From truck pickup to dealer delivery: 2 days


Congrats, quite the long wait to get this beast! Looks fantastic!
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Please may I introduce you to my engine builder:
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Please may I introduce you to my engine builder:
On my trip to Germany I got to meet several of the engine builders. Until then, I really didn't get the idea of this, but it really hit home that day.

When they say that the engine was built by this person, it really means this is the only person that touched your engine. I don't think I ever really understood that until I saw it with my own eyes.

To watch one man take an engine from a very small block all the way to what it looks like in your pictures is a remarkable experience.

You also realize, how truly talented these people are and, when you meet them, you understand how much pride really goes into each engine and how important it is to them to have their name on your engine.

I am very pleased to meet your engine builder. Thank you. I have a lot of respect for these guys.

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Posting the entire spec from the sticker for next generation who will look at all of these features and will laugh at us, older folks, that our cars did not have auto-pilots, were not powerful enough, did not come with 21-speed NFCT (No Freaking Clutch Technology) and so on and so forth.






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Originally Posted by Terminator2029 View Post
Posting the entire spec from the sticker for next generation who will look at all of these feature and will laugh at us, older folks, that our cars did not have auto-pilots, were not powerful enough, did not come 21-speed NFCT (No Freaking Clutch Technology) and so on and so forth.





Interior pics please, please!
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Interior pics please, please!
I'm not removing any protection from interior until the car leaves the detailer's workshop. It will be a couple of weeks before I can get you these pictures. Stay tuned.
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many miles Terminator
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I'm not removing any protection from interior until the car leaves the detailer's workshop. It will be a couple of weeks before I can get you these pictures. Stay tuned.
Mods? Do tell
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Mods? Do tell
No mods for now. Keeping all "as is" until get bored with something. It will just take up to a week to wrap the entire car into XPEL, so I'm not getting it back for a little while.
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No mods for now. Keeping all "as is" until get bored with something. It will just take up to a week to wrap the entire car into XPEL, so I'm not getting it back for a little while.
How does one get bored in an S65?

There's always this...

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