OK, so looks like I'll be the guinea pig here. Ira has been super helpful via email, and it appears as though I'm going to purchase a car from his lot and have it shipped to me here in Birmingham, Alabama.
Having a hard time finding the model I wanted locally -- Titanium hatchback with the 401A package, nav, and a moonroof. Not interested in the parking package or the handling package, but most dealers seem to either have no Titaniums, or loaded-all-the-way Titaniums.
I will update here throughout the process, for those of you who might consider a similar arrangement.