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Old 12-17-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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My Camaro Story

First of all, before I begin this, I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to the Camaro5 community of avid fans and owners of our beloved Camaro (no matter the generation!)

I am going to first tell my story and then chronicle delivery and mods... So bare with me!

My fascination with Camaro dates back to when I was 15 (I'm 26 now) when cars first came into my life. The obsession started with a story from my dad. When I was 15, he told me of his first car, a Green '70 Camaro Z/28. This wasn't just any car, it was one that he built himself. He loved the car more than anything. He had the car for a couple of years and then sold it for something more economical (as he was settling down). He regrets to this day selling that car... He truely did love it. Hell, who could blame him His passion, in the stories of his car, were enough to spurn my own fascination with Camaro.

So as I began to look for my first car (2001) I found that Camaro wasn't in my price range, not even a used one. So I settled for less, for what I could afford being a young high school kid with a limited bank roll, but I still dreamed... Then the fateful year of 2002 came and it was announced Camaro would no longer be made and I was CRUSHED! (As a lot of people were) But I knew that it would come back. I was graduating HS in 2002 and going in to a 6 year pharmacy program This was when I told myself I know Camaro will come back, and it will be when I graduate pharmacy school, when I am making enough money to afford a NEW Camaro...

As we all know the history of the 5th Gen.... Here we are in 2009... I was entirely hyped up about the design and the prospect of potentially being able to purchase this bad a$$ machine, but I wasn't completely sold... Then I found Camaro5... What an awesome resource for everything about this car. I joined in early July of this year, but I lurked a month prior to joining, and lurked for months after joining as well, just trying to absorb as much as possible... Then came the decision to take the dive and I ordered from Apple Chevrolet in York, PA on August 21 of this year. I ordered a Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior and 20" polished aluminum wheels.

It was a long wait, as most everyone on here has had (even more in some instances for other people (R6P)) I finally took delivery on December 10. This ENTIRE time I have not told one family member of my purchase in anticipation of surprising my dad (excruciatingly hard to do given the excitement I have about this car). My plan is to ride home on Christmas eve and surprise everyone with my new ride!

As I lurked, there was a lot of information on rally stripes. After A LOT of research and time, I decided I wanted IOM stripes on my Black 2SS, and I wanted them painted on and to wrap over the "Mailslot" and the rear spoiler. And the design took even longer to find, but one fateful day in the many hours I have spent on here, I found what I was looking for! Member Third1 has the PERFECT design IMO, and it is found here... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32132
He was gracious enough to provide measurements of the stripes so they could be recreated on my car!

I tried to find the right place to do the stripes and to recreate the design, but there was only one that I felt confident with after talking to quite a few places... Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD. So the night I took delivery, I drove my new obsession 100 miles to Ourisman to have the stripes designed and painted on! They started the task on Tuesday the 15th and it should be completed on the weekend and I will be taking redelivery of my baby on Tuesday the 22nd! This is just in time for my trek home for Christmas to rattle the windows at my home and announce my arrival!

Anyway without further ramblings, here are my associated pictures!
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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
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Delivery Pictures

Delivery was awesome and unique... They had my car waiting for me in the showroom. It was covered with a car cover and it had a bow on top. As we were doing the paperwork, they took the cover off and there she was...

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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:45 AM   #3
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Body Shop: Day 1

This was awesome! They called me up and asked me to come in and help them with laying the lines. They did the hard part, I just helped ensure the lines were the way I wanted them.

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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:51 AM   #4
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Body Shop: Day 2

Today they told me to come in if I wanted to see the paint on the hood... OF COURSE I WENT IN! I have to say, IOM looks AMAZING on Black... I can't wait until tomorrow when they paint the nose, trunk, and spoiler!!!

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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:04 AM   #5
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Very cool!!!
(That is a very hot color combo)

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:04 AM   #6
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Awesome story. Can't wait to see the final pix. Congratulations.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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Congrats for sure, lots of permagrin there
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:33 AM   #8
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Lot's o reading, but you look like one happy guy
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:38 AM   #9
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:30 PM   #10
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:37 PM   #11
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This was awesome! They called me up and asked me to come in and help them with laying the lines. They did the hard part, I just helped ensure the lines were the way I wanted them.

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Cool...! What's with the barefoot woman putting the tape on your hood?
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:11 PM   #12
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I admire your motivation. I hope that you have many safe and happy experiences in your new Camaro. You did a nice job telling your story in pictures.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:23 PM   #13
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Very cool!!!
(That is a very hot color combo)

Thanks for sharing!
Thank You!

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Awesome story. Can't wait to see the final pix. Congratulations.
It will be 2 short days! I am so excited!

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Congrats for sure, lots of permagrin there
Indeed there was! I was frozen+excited+ HUGE permagrin!

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Lot's o reading, but you look like one happy guy


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Congrats!!
Thanks!

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Congratulations!!!
Thank You!!

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Cool...! What's with the barefoot woman putting the tape on your hood?
BAAAHAHAHAA!! Thanks for noticing! That is Brandi from Ourisman... She has been integral in this whole project. She is amazing at what she does, not quite sure what she can't do!

Side note... Her shoes (heels) are laying to the right in the picture!... LOL

Brandi... if you are reading this... You Rock!

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I admire your motivation. I hope that you have many safe and happy experiences in your new Camaro. You did a nice job telling your story in pictures.
Thank you very much for the well wishes! I can't wait for the journey to begin!
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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:39 PM   #14
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Body Shop: Day 3-6

Due to so minor setbacks and acts of God... the project was delayed a few days... not to worry... we are on track and I am anxious as ever!!!

The last few days were dedicated to laying the stripe lines on the trunk/spoiler... They were initially laid on Friday 12/18... I went to go and look at the work, and the lines were initially very pleasing (the lines were of the right design) however upon nit picking (by me) I decided they were a tad too thin and wanted them widened a bit further... (SORRY BRANDI!) But with respect for my wishes Brandi did an excellent job and re-laid the perfect stripes she had laid before... just a bit wider (1/4") this time...

Let me just stop here again and say Brandi at Ourisman has been amazing in this whole process and has been EXTRAORDINARILY attentive to my ideas and wants with these stripes

So she started to re-lay the lines on the car LATE Friday... so late that they actually set the alarm on her because they didn't know that she was still there! Once the alarm went off, it ended her night... So over the subsequent 24 hours from setting the alarm off, we got about 14-24" of snow here in MD (depending where you were). Some may say, "so what?"... Well Brandi also runs a collision center (crunchy cars) which there were a plenty on Monday AM that came in (in her words) "on a hook"... so in the midst of all of this work coming in, she still found time to lay the PERFECT lines for the rear... So without further ado... ENJOY!!!

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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:07 PM   #15
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Body Shop: Day 7

Today the paint was put onto the trunk, spoiler, and front fascia...

First pics are of the paint without clear and some action shots!

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And now with the clear... this really makes the color pop!
Just waiting for the final coats of clear tomorrow, reassembly, and then tint!

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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:47 PM   #16
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That looks so awesome - I can't wait to see the car back together in one piece!
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #17
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WOW what a Merry Xmas you will have. I'm happy to have helped a fellow camaro5 member ,to bad we can't get a picture of yours and mine side by side that would be .What is great about your project the fact that you were able to see it all come together.I was on the road and didn't have the pleasure.Any how your car looks fantastic even apart LOL. Make sure you send me the finished product.
Merry Xmass to you and to all the camaro5 members.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:42 PM   #18
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very cool man, just a suggestion, but you have to get your bow-ties to match the stripes!!! that would look sick
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:33 PM   #19
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A few to tide you all over. I'd like to leave it to the car owner to show the finished car.... I had to show a few pics though, as not just the body shop, but the whole dealership just was beaming w/ pride over this job.





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Old 12-26-2009, 12:49 AM   #20
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wow, these stripes look incredible! congrats man and merry christmas
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:50 AM   #21
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That is just simply gorgeous! Greg - one of the best, no doubt about it!
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:53 AM   #22
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:59 PM   #23
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Ok so it's been a few VERY BUSY weeks... but what am I supposed to do... i FINALLY have my Camaro, done, to PERFECTION

I got her back, after a few minor delays, on Christmas Eve.. no skin off of my back, it made the re-delivery even better (it was my Christmas present! )... I was working on Christmas Eve Thursday, so at lunch I left to go pick her up... after 2 hours of patiently waiting the end product and getting many congrats from the fine people at Ourisman (They were as excited as I was about it... more on that later ) I got to take her to work, where everyone was absolutely taken back by my bad ass machine (they didn't know about it either, caught a lot of people off guard ) I finished up closing up work for the night and then I got to driver her home...

It was 180 miles I had to drive at 6pm on Christmas Eve... I was en route to my Uncle's house for a party where most of my family was including Dad... I called him when I was about 15 minutes away and asked him to come outside when I got there to help me unload my car... to which he replied "what the hell do you have in your car?" I told him not to worry about it and just come help when I got there... So as I made the turn onto my Uncle's road, I called again and asked him to come outside and get ready for me, which he was already outside (perfect)... at this point I told him that I was on the road the house was on, and he said "yep I see your lights" (he thought I was in my '03 Pontiac Sunfire)... I turned into my Uncle's driveway and he said "follow the car turning into the driveway here" (he thought I was the car behind my Camaro)... I said "I am the car turning in".. He said "No you're not, those headlights are too bright to be yours... Unless you got a new car... What the HELL is this?! A... Brand new... Chevy... CAMARO!... Holy SH!T, I have to get your mother!".... BAAAHAHAHAHA! I was laughing so hard... He absolutely loved it and made such a scene... It was fantastic... He got in the passenger side and was looking at the interior and I said "You wanna drive it?" (with a smile)... He said "N.. YEAH!" I've never saw him move so quick to get into the drivers seat! So he drove it around a bit and brought it back (He got more seat time on Sunday...)

My entire family was totally impressed and excited for me It was a surprise that definitely worked out and enjoyed every minute of my Dad's satisfaction with it...

So Sunday after Christmas, I got a really nice day to clean it up... The following are Sunday pics with the car, me, and my dad...

Enjoy!!!

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Here is my Dad's '70 Z28 and then him with it...

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His recreation with my car... lol

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And Mine

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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:08 PM   #24
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The more on the Ourisman Rockmont story, as promised....

They all loved the stripes and the job that Brandi and Pele did with the design, that they are now painting at least one Camaro on the lot with these same stripes... I wish their body shop all the best and hope this generates lots of acclaim for them... Brandi is amazing at what she does there... she is absolutely wonderful to deal with... and given the opportunity I would use their body shop for anything custom... There is a lot of love and care in the work that they do and I can not say enough for her and the job that she does there... I do hope that there are a few more Camaros in the pipeline for her to paint as well... These stripes are AMAZING!!! Thanks again to Frank Marinucci for being the connection on the forum to make all of this happen, and thank you sir for taking pictures that day! Feel free to post some more on this thread... you have the originals...

I have a friend with a HD camera and one with a HD camcorder, so I am going to try and get some sweet photos and videos done with this thing... I love it so much!
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Black 2SS/RS w/ IO interior, painted IOM Rally Stripes & Polished Aluminum Wheels

Ordered 8/21/09 @ Apple Chevrolet in York, PA

Rally Stripes @ Ourisman Chevrolet in Rockville, MD

1100 = Preliminary Order Placed by Dealer: 8/21/09
2000 = Accepted By GM: 11/3/09
3000 = Accepted By Production Control TPW: 11/6/09 (TPW = 11/23)
3300 = Scheduled For Production: 11/10/09
3400 = Broadcast: 11/18/09
3800 = Produced: 11/27/09 VIN 2G1FT1EWXA9171634
4200 = Shipped: 11/27/09
5000 = Delivered To Dealer: 12/9/09
6000 = MINE!!!: 12/10/09
Took me 111 days!
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What a great story - this is what owning a machine like this is about! Congrats on a job well done! The car is beautiful!
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1100 11/3/09 - Order Submitted (NQTRTW)
2500 11/4/09 - Order Preferenced
3300 11/11/09 - Order Scheduled for Production (TPW 11/23/09)
3400 11/17/09 - Order Broadcast
3800 11/23/09 - Build Complete (VIN: 2G1FT1EWXA9170886)
4000 11/26/09 - Ready to Ship
4200 11/30/09 - Shipped (ETTX854262)
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