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Tracking The 451s For Canada

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So now that the 451 is starting to trickle into Canada, I thought it'd be apporpriate to start a new thread for 451 tracking.I would encourage anyone who has a Purchase Order (PO) number from your dealer for a factory-ordered car to send it to me by private message (or post it here), so we can help you track your car's progress as it makes its way to Canada!The first shipment of 451s in Canadian specifications arrived on Septmeber 11th. Here are the serial numbers (last 6 digits of the VIN):027305 027407 027564The second shipment arrived today:063768064274064282064286064499064523065961066594The third shipment will arrive on October 16th, after which there will be 142 CDN spec 451s here:063760 063764 063772 063776 063953 063957 063961 063965 063969 064238 064242 064246 064250 064254 064258 064262 064266 064270 064278 064290 064294 064511 064515 064519 064527 064531 064535 064543 064547 064551 064555 065821 065907 065914 065925 065930 065949 065977 065993 066003 066026 066039 066044 066066 066080 066098 066113 066126 066142 066157 066174 066188 066198 066361 066367 066374 066395 066403 066426 066437 066444 066453 066487 066499 066513 066534 066543 066554 066567 066581 066610 066622 066640 066652 066667 066688 066701 066725 066737 066754 066766 067474 067487 067491 067512 067568 067587 067627 067694 067806 067843 067998 068005 068033 068098 068187 068234 068276 068305 068341 068412 068578 068593 068597 068747 068780 068847 068975 069139 069176 069233 069290 069388 069543 069735 069771 069819 069844 069906 069930 069992 070081 070136 070181 070208 070232 070264 070289 070329 070350 070439

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Excellent. :) I already created the database table for the 451s, but probably won't have time to write the script to compare stuff until December...

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Let me know when you want the spreadhseet!

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Hi Mike, how about sharing your highly appreciated serial number list of smarties on the next ship, the Otello? Don't know (& don't mind) how you get that, but that's GREAT WORK!Signed: Eagerly Awaiting.

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There appear to be no Canadian-bound Mercedes or smarts at all on that ship.

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Thanks, Mike. So sorry to hear that! :sorry: Possibly the smarts were delayed due to the strike.I kept on trying to see if my serial number was on board via the 2W site, but, no such luck as yet! Possibly / hopefully on the next ship, the Toronto (very appropriate name) which is supposedly sailing on the 18th to arrive on the 30th in Halifax.Have a sunny day, :thanx: Jorn.

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A few more came over today....list in the evening sometime. Unfortunately braches' car isn't among them....

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Arriving the day before Halloween: another 48 cars!064503068151068654068891069144069742069790070041070463070661070682070727070760070968071042071056071084071104071134071160071177071239071288071323071476071488071576071600071664071753071856072021072043072103072133072211072243072285072439072459072499072545072568072603072661072687072788072851

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Thanks, Mike, for keeping an eye out for my smartie! :thanx: I cannot figure, why 'mine', with serial number 071404, was just 'skipped over'? It was, supposedly, "produced, not shipped" on October 9. so, why not ship it? Don't they want to get rid of their stock?All I can figure is "MB / smart work in mysterious ways".Hopeful for my smartie on the next ship, the Faust, leaving Bremerhaven on the 25th.Jorn.

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This happened to me too, in 2004....my VIN was one of the lower ones on the shipment, and the car was two weeks later leaving Germany than I thought it might have been....frustrating!Look in the list above, imagine how the buyer of no. 64503 feels!

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Yeah, the serial number range is all over the place! Don't worry, waiting is probably the only "bad" part about getting your smart. :)

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Drove past the Autoport today and saw a whole slew of smarts parked in the area where I assume they do the Canadianization of them. There were only 3 colors; yellow, blue and silver, and no black tridions. I couldn't count them all because my view was partially blocked but there were a lot of them.

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What is involved in the "Canadianization" that GED mentioned?Does anyone know what the time frame is from unloading in Halifax until arrival at the dealership?Thanks, GED for the info and Awesys for the 'consolation' - Agreed that "waiting is probably the only "bad" part about getting your smart". If it were not that we are itching to go South for the winter, the delay in shipping / arrival would not be any problem.Jorn.

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I think all they will be doing in Halifax is a bit of anti-rust treatment, removing the sea-shipping protectant and putting on the railway shipping protection......My B 200 arrived in Halifax on the 9th and was on a train about 3 or 4 days leter.

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ETA Halifax: 6 November. 45 coupés and 31 cabriolets.Here are the serial numbers:070880071216071448071628071699071919072316072471072522072703072729072884072908072991073002073052073065073073073081073085073101073113073124073135073208073282073320073331073351073360073381073393073483073531073594073624073660073702073718073737073778073812073830073846073861073877073896073918073930073945073964073980074022074035074052074070074087074103074148074161074180074198074213074242074258074266074290074332074346074366074382074398074419074434074455074476

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It is ****ing unbelievable that braches' car is not on this shipment. I'd recommend that you ask the dealer what's up!

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Thanks a lot for your help, Mike ...... I SURE will!Jorn.UPDATE: The 'salesperson' is really cooperative but .... it seems that the communications between the local dealer and the smart plant in France are non-existent. The dealer has already, last week, put in a request in for 'expediting', but apparently without much result.Reluctantly, we'll delay our trip South for another week expecting 'expedited delivery' and shipping on the next ship, the Fidelio (1/11 - 11/11/07) - and hoping that the weather will cooperate. We have the trailer ready for towing the smart 'off the ground'. If we had not yet bought the trailer, we would tell the dealer to go fish and start all over, with another dealer, next spring.Jorn.

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Around 100 smarts are on the ship that left yesterday.....I'll post the serial no. list later tonight. Among them are Jorn's "first" car! Finally!

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Hey Mike et al...Looks like my new smart has made its way onto a ship! :yahoo:Any idea how long it takes from ship to dealership?Update: I see from the web-site that the ship is due into Halifax on Nov. 12, 2007.

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Around 100 smarts are on the ship that left yesterday.....I'll post the serial no. list later tonight. Among them are Jorn's "first" car! Finally!

My 'second car' arrived on Halloween, October 31, at 22:24 in Halifax, but no word yet from MB when we can count on taking possession.Thanks again, Mike, for your help!As soon as we can load it on our trailer, I'll post some pictures of the 'combination'.Jorn.

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And congratulations to Tom P!!!!!064507064539069332070628070916071404071419071472071548071652071682071705073154073562074130074612074665074685074716074754074766074795074805074837074892074923074939074967074976074989075015075097075101075117075209075234075238075264075318075335075373075386075395075418075458075469075485075496075510075529075619075632075711075742075749075799075814075831075865075885075901075918075938075956075975075988076010076065076164076185076198076232076256076266076290076310076328076356076384076393076414076429076449076465076487076505076523076539076576076596076614076639076656076674076791076843076872076892076902076912076920076956076965076974076995077010077017077032077063077097077114077127077147077176077207077270078056078130078157078190078227078258078267078273079167079184079198So as you can see, about 80,000 451s have been built + shipped already! I sure hope they crack off another 30,000 before the end of the year!

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Any idea how long it takes from ship to dealership?

congrats on the car. My B-Class took almost 4 weeks to get to the dealer after Halifax. But yours should be a week and a half faster, I'd say. Although, tempering that, I have heard from an insider that the 451s are being held in Halifax for some sort of update....?

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Any idea how long it takes from ship to dealership?

congrats on the car. My B-Class took almost 4 weeks to get to the dealer after Halifax. But yours should be a week and a half faster, I'd say. Although, tempering that, I have heard from an insider that the 451s are being held in Halifax for some sort of update....?
Heard yesterday from MB that our smartie, which landed in Halifax on Halloween, October 31, was on November 5 'on the rail'. The update, if done, did apparently not take much time.

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