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this is reminiscent of the airlines mothballing planes (and even brand new ones @ delivery) to pack remaining planes full and of course, the habit of overbooking flights.
there are some auto-max railcar designs that allow adjusting for tall vehicles (trucks) or going from a 2 deck layout to 3 deck.
That was another item in the article that bulkier vehicles (trucks and SUVs) use up more space on a smaller fleet of railcars specialized for this type of cargo.
Take heart - when I ordered my '01 Benz back in the day it took 5 months, 3 1/2 weeks. Including a 21 day voyage from Germany and around the US ports until arriving in So Cal.
- no dealers had inventory as everything in the CLK model line was pre-sold before they were even built.
I crossed model years from '00 to '01 and there were 14 colors of paint offered, but due to the high volume of black and silver orders, the other colors got bumped for priority for the aforementioned colors.
That was the longest
2016 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 23Y pkg (M6) ordered 8/28/15, born 10/23/15, home 11/20/15
Torred / Black/ Ruby Red leather
2009 R/T 27J pkg (M6) ordered 7/17/08, born 10/23/08, home 11/13/08
Hemi Orange / Dark Slate/Light Slate Gray leather