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Apologies if there's already a thread for this, but I just got my notification

It's time to have some fun designing and finalizing your Model S. We have made the entire process available online from anywhere with an internet connection.


The days of having to stop into an auto dealer to buy a car are over. We have made the entire process available from anywhere with an internet connection. You can design your car, request paperwork and even sign your paperwork from the comfort of your home. If you have not designed your Model S yet, you can start right here. If you already designed your car and are ready to request paperwork, just click here to continue the process.


We want this process to be fun and easy so if you have any questions we're here to help. If you prefer to walk through the process with an experienced Product Specialist, just give us a call at 888.771.2505, email us, or stop by one of our stores.

This is a very exciting next step and we look forward to sharing it with you. In just a few short months, you'll be one of the very first drivers on the planet to experience the fun and exhilaration of Model S. Let's get your car on the road!


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Now off to make some choices... P779

Canadian Sig #17.

#3714 Received my "Time to Build" Aug 21. I finished the
paper work partialy on line and on phone. I then received
the "Congratulations! Your Model S order is on its way to the Tesla Factory" that afternoon." I was told that delivery would
be Dec or Jan. I was also imformed that they would notify
me 30 days before delivery.

Awww...I'm starting to lose hope that I'll get mine before the end of 2012. :(

Just got my finalize email!

Canadian Sig. 72

Gotta love it ... eh! ;-)

Just got mine... Canadian Sig. #12

@ | August 23, 2012
#3714 Received my "Time to Build" Aug 21.
Your Model S order is on its way to the Tesla Factory" that afternoon."
delivery would
be Dec or Jan.

On its way, by way of Australia? That's 4-5 months of manufacturing! \9-/

Brad Holt- What's your res #?
I was pleasantly surprised another round went out on today since the previous rounds were Tuesdays. Over a year ago I was told that Tesla was going to try to deliver all the

P reservations up to about 5000 this year. It looks like they are pretty close to that time horizon to me.

I signed my MVPA today and the document said that the estimated delivery date is between NOV, 2012 - DEC, 2012. I am P3495 and I wonder if it is because of my location (20 miles north west of Fremont factory) that my delivery date seems to be sooner than some reservation holders who have reported with lower reservation numbers.

Are the reservation holders who've been recently finalizing their cars being given more feature choices / options than what is in the default "Design your Model S" online studio from TM?

RU Large, Medium, or Small? That influences delivery date, too.

I am in San Jose with P2420. My MVPA (finalized on August 14) has an estimated delivery date of Dec 2012-Jan 2013.

I am getting the 85 kWh battery but not the performance model. I'm not sure if it means that they have become more accurate in their delivery estimates in the past 9 days or what...

I'm hoping that your estimate is accurate, and my estimate is long :)

P4142 contacted today 8/23 at 11:20 AM PST


P4235 Signed paperwork at 6 PM-- Performance/black leather. Estimated delivery Nov/Dec 2012 The most pleasant way I have ever agreed to part with so much money :o)

These dates seem all over the place. I'm 427 performance in dec. I wonder if performance models are earlier.

For all you Canadian reservations holders I can tell you I also got my Time to Build email today. I am Signature #7 (Roadster Owner). Seems they have sent out quite a few emails at the same time. I have seen S12, S72 and my S7 on the same day. What we dont know is when the actual deliveries will be. How many will they ship to Canada per week when they start? Certainly not 72 a day! I wish we had a little more concrete information :(

I ordered the 85kWh Performance Model S in black with tan interior and the standard roof. Maybe this configuration has a shorter lead time. When I talked to the Tesla representative, he said it will most likely be delivered in Dec.

For those that have not gotten the mail yet, the web site gives you the estimated delivery. I have not tried, but I think if you play with the configuration, you can get different dates out of it. I also get Nov/Dec. At first, this seems like a long time, but August is almost over, and that allows 30 days to complete the paperwork, and 60 to 90 days to delivery. By the time I get it, I will have been planning for almost two years. There is however a light and the end of the tunnel, and it appears to be Tesla headlights... ; )

Elon sez the next 6 months (as of mid-July) are nerve-wracking critical. I don't believe that means TM must hit the 5K deliveries target, just demonstrate that it can do at least that many per quarter, without significant quality blow-backs.

IAC, ain't we got fun this fall? (Sept. 21-Dec. 21)

Y'know, I think I'm gonna ask Elon to deliver me a Birthday present this year (Dec24). I want TSLA stock to be at $40 per share or better }B)

From a conversation this week with the Tesla reservation folks it sounds like the US Signature deliveries happen first then Canadian Signature. Most will be done by end of year. After backing out as S67 in Canada I'm back in the game with a big cheque mailed off earlier this week to get one of the last Signature editions in Canada (hopefully, waiting on reservation number).

Well in that case Colin you might get mine. I was Cdn S64, but I am dealing with a huge amount of job insecurity right now and can't risk breaking my finances with a Sig between now and Christmas. I just got off the phone where I made the request to switch queues. I wish they had asked me to configure a couple months ago or a couple months from now :). Nevertheless I am sure I will be happy with a regular production car next year.

I'm locked in, Canadian Signature #1 (regular) as of yesterday.

George B's last statement that indirectly referred to Canadian Sig production was in one of his blogs: "The first 1200 cars delivered will be North American Signatures" (which of course doesn't include Founders). I contacted Tesla a week or so ago and they said they were still on track. The dates we are getting now are definitely "underpromise, overdeliver", but at the same time who knows what glitches may happen.

P4309 contacted Thursday 8/23 at 2:20 PM ET

Mid battery size/black/tan leather/ air suspension. Estimated delivery Nov/Dec 2012. I have a lot of work to do to get ready.

I'm Can Sig #5 and got the email yesterday.

I also talk to the Sales rep, and he told me that if there is any of the 200 Canadian signature spot left by end of september, US customers who request it will have a signature model(depending how much will left from Canada) as they will produce 1200 signature model in North America prior to any general production.

So if you are in the US, you can expect to have between 20 to 50 signature as there is currently just a little bit more than 160 Canadian Sig reservation , and they expect few downgrade to Gen prod. If you are in Canada it's time to configure your signature model.

We received the email 8/23 at 11:20am PDT. We choose 85,air,pano,leather,tech,sound,19",dolphin. Estimated delivery Nov/Dec.

We happen to be close to the Newport Beach store today so we went in to finalized. I have to say the assistants there, with Nate, was awesome. He was great. This is so not a "car buying" experience but a very enjoyable time with extremely friendly, helpful folks. Bravo TM.

@mdennick. What's your sequence number?

where is the date listed?
I was looking after reading your post but haven't found it yet

Yeah, I knew I forgot something. ;-) P4035 Also, Non-Perf.

If p500 is december is it even possible to make up to 4k that month!? I have a feeling there will be a lot a disappointed people, but I am hoping they are going to over deliver somehow so I can get mine earlier than dec!

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