Originally Posted by 6769MOPARS
My sales person just informed me that my ST has been "cleared to build". Exactly what does this mean in the whole process and when should I expect a VIN?
Once the order is accepted by Ford and scheduled to build a vin is generated. If the dealer has allocation it may occur the same week the order is submitted, if and only if they get it in before the scheduling report is updated on Wednesday night/ Thursday morning.
The vin gets generated long before the car is a physical vehicle.
When I ordered my car I should have asked if they had allocation as it turned out that they did not get the car scheduled until the second week after the car was ordered.