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Old 05-04-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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Question Build Date or Ship Date?

Just found this on my window sticker.
Note the red arrow.
Is that the actual build date, or the shipping date?
I also see a number there, that could coorespond to the build number.
It's the 2188, just before the noted date.
Anybody know?
Sure haven't gotten anything from SVT yet,
but it has only been since March 27th that I bought the car.

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that aperantly is the date the factory put the car into it's system. I looked at my sticker and it said 5-22-03. I know for a fact that is about when the dealer put my order in, and my car was built on 6-2-03, and I took delivery on 6-13-03 the day after it arived at the dealer.
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I have no idea, but it would be neat if it is, now I have 2 check out mine, I am 4 sure mine was made in Oct. since I got it right when it came from Detroit that wonderfull night on Oct.25th. The dealer said one just arrived and she had only 3 miles. It was pure bliss. so anyway sorry, but I would think it is?
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How about this, my SVTF was assemble on 01/23/03 #28 of a build of 2173.

On my sticker in the same place as yours the date is 01/24/03.

So it could be the shipping date, it could be a date that the car was register maybe. Who knows, but if anyone may know please post it up. I'm curious now myself.
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here's how it works. we get an mso (manufacturer statement of origin, original title) once a vin # is assigned to a vehicle. this occurs about a week or so before the vehicle is actually built. between the time a build date is offered and the car arrives here is about 30 days. which is why ford gives us 30 days interest free. we have to pay for the vehicle when mso is made, not when vehicle arrives.
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