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I've been watching these boards for years now, but don't recall ever seeing
posts from "P's" in the teens.

Now that all the Signatures are almost out the door, I'm anxiously awaiting that
milestone of "P" deliveries. Since I'm P 153, any news of a delivered "P" means
my car is soon to come.

So far... no news at all on "P's". Any low number "P's" received a delivery window yet?

Hoping for an end of the year surprise!

I too am anxiously awaiting news from low "P's". I am hoping they are in production and ready cars are just sitting in the Fremont plant parking lot waiting for all of the Sigs to be delivered. I am P497.

I'm P-83 and received a "window" in early October, only to have it rescinded as an error. I've been in touch weekly and can get nothing other than, "It won't be long now." I feel like a 5 year old in the backseat of a car on a long trip, and keep getting fed that line.

427 with you guys. Told a week until my next contact. Hoping they can finish the sigs so we can get some info as I'm assuming they won't tell us anything til sigs are happy.

P457 here... Told by end of year, but that is all.

Canadian P157. Still waiting for Canadian certification.

P367 - I've been told that I should hear at the end of this month for a delivery window and VIN.

P3 here -- but Europe. Still a couple months to go... :-/

@Michael23 +1

GB was adamant that no production cars would be delivered until all the Sigs are done. A couple of production cars were given delivery windows and VINs; I suspect that it caused such an uproar that they decided not to do that again until all the Sigs are at least being shipped. However, there is considerable evidence that lots of production cars are now being built. Thus I predict that we will see a large wave of notifications shortly.

Yup I guess they are being extra careful, but I'm hoping the notice isn't still 4 weeks prior. I want one week notice with accurate date to pick up at factory.


In some cases the notice has been only one day (as in "Can you take delivery tomorrow"). I wouldn't worry about the four week notice until Tesla gets it's process down pat--maybe three or six months from now.

P and Sig someting in the UK
Sometime mid 2013
(Without automatic folding mirrors)


P445 here. I ordered the car 8/23 and haven't heard anything else yet other than "The factory is building your Model S...". Based on the forum posts, I'm anticipating that Tesla will contact me with my VIN and to make financing/payment arrangements by end of this month. I'm hoping for a late December delivery.

Steve_P445 - If Tesla is producing close to 400 cars / week by the end of November, I don't know why your delivery would be as late as late December. I would be thinking early December, especially if you are getting the 85kWh battery.

Supposedly, R96 received a delivery window of December 7 - 15.

That does seem to be the ineluctable logic! This "fast ramp" stuff is exciting! :D

Brian and David - I guess it depends on how long it takes to deliver the vehicles.

Jerry3 - I need more than a 1 day notice due to the loan processing - I would need about a 1 week notice.

I think the notice thing might start being a problem once Tesla gets to the P's. Most people don't have 70+K just sitting around as play money. Most people also just can't skip work at a whim and go take care of a loan for a car.


It could be a particular problem because of the tax issue. I'm retired, so I need to be sure I will owe enough taxes in the delivery year to take advantage of the tax credit. This means, for example, realizing capital gains from stock sales in the appropriate year. That can get tricky if I hear on December 28 that the car will be delivered sometime between December 30 and January 3.

On the other hand, I guess I could always defer the delivery for a few days so that it definitely occurs in 2013. Of course, the capital gains tax rate likely to go up in 2013 . . .

"But, boss!", he sniveled. "I need the money for my Model S!"

"Oh, OK, crybaby, go and sign your life away. You're obviously going to be useless here today anyway. But don't expect a raise to cover your butt when you run out of money!"

"Oh, thank you Mr. Scrooge! I'll be in early tomorrow, I promise!"

--A Christmas Story; Karl Chickens.

Man, with a number like 12,361, I feel like I do not have a chance to drive one of those amazing cars in my lifetime. I guess I need to enjoy my Volt, meanwhile.

Remember there are ~450 "R" cars ahead of the P's and none of us have heard anything either. I understand Tesla not wanting to upset Sigs by shipping R/P's ahead of some Sigs but at the end of the day Tesla needs cash and stockpiling R/P cars to wait for Sig deliveries will be leaving millions of dollars on the table. If I were Tesla I'd bribe the last few Sigs with free service or something and start delivering R/P cars as soon as they're ready. Tesla needs to deliver as many cars as possible by 12/31 in order to bank the cash and report good numbers to Wall Street.



I really doubt that they are standing around while the R/P cars pile up on the factory floor. I suspect they are using all available manpower to get the Sigs delivered. They are just not telling us that our cars are nearing completion. We will get shorter notice of delivery (not 30 days), rather than delayed delivery. That's my guess anyway.

I am p446, I received this email on Nov 12th:

"We are finishing up Signature Model S in the next couple weeks and will then start General Production. Given your sequence number, we are planning for delivery before the end of this year. Once your car enters production, we will then be able to communicate information like the VIN and about 2-4 weeks before delivery, you will be contacted by your Delivery Experience specialist to start coordinating your Tesla Personal Delivery."

The problem is 2-4 weeks and the end of the year are getting really close...


That's very interesting. I'm #P983 and got no such email (they did give me a window when I asked, but I don't hold much stock in it). I wonder whether other low Ps got that email? I assume you have the 85kwh battery and Active Air?

No email for me either.
Active air

@DouglasR & DeborahS

Are you saying you haven't finalized your designs yet?

Obviously they expect to compress the wait time somewhat as they do their P-ramp, so to speak. So it could be that you will get less notice than "usual". Just a WAG, for what it's worth. Definitely not a SWAG (Scientific Wild-Ass Guess). ;)

Deposit 4/11 /09
Finalized design 8/2/12
No communication from Tesla since.
Hope you are right about your WAG.


I finalized in August. What makes you think we didn't finalize yet?