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That sucks. Sorry to hear!
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.
 

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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.


Thanks for the update!
 

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Happy days!! That's good news for you. Did you get an ETA?


My car is sitting in a parking lot waiting for others to be built to be put on the rail car, but the chip shortage is causing an issue. The car had an ETA of 5/22. There is no end in sight until the chip shortage is solved and all of those cars are moved out of the lot.
 

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What a shit show these chips are becoming. Any future Wars will involve destroying chip factories I guess smh. They seem to rule the world!
 

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What a shit show these chips are becoming. Any future Wars will involve destroying chip factories I guess smh. They seem to rule the world!

This is what happens when you dont make things in America
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.


Well, that does make me feel better. You are right. At least someone else is watching their car depreciate while it sits in a rail dust infused lot. This is just simply unacceptable that a rail yard would have this much control over an inventory of cars that are this expensive. You and I had cars ordered and built and waiting for shipping in nine weeks. Unheard of. Your car has been sitting longer than it took to order and build it. I guess it gives a whole new meaning of thankful.
 

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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
 

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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

Excellent point.
 

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I'd also like to point out...your car is worth more today than it was the day you ordered it.

Awesome! Obviously, just wish it was here! I ordered a GT350 in 2019. I ordered it 3/11 it came in 9/11. I so was not interested in ordering a car again. I am hoping this gets settled soon. Much appreciate your input and feedback.
 

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Sorry to hear you are still waiting on your car, I know it was built a few days after mine. I got lucky to get mine almost a month ago but it came by convoy. I will tell you it will be worth the wait when it shows up. Best of luck to you.
 

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Can't you just pay $1,500 and have an enclosed transport come and pick it up and bring it to you?
 

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