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      12-28-2017, 11:00 PM   #1
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Anyone else on the Valiant Ace?

I talked to BMW Genius today and they said my car 340i M sport with Track Pack left the port in South Africa on 12/22 with an estimated delivery of February 16th. This seems like an awfully long time. Is this typical?
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I talked to BMW Genius today and they said my car 340i M sport with Track Pack left the port in South Africa on 12/22 with an estimated delivery of February 16th. This seems like an awfully long time. Is this typical?
Normal for SA build. It most likely will have many stops in europe before crossing Atlantic.
I found your Vessel's schedule
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Normal for SA build. It most likely will have many stops in europe before crossing Atlantic.
I found your Vessel's schedule
How did you find that? Iím tracking on Marinetraffic and see itís going to Spain now but I donít see where to next. If this is a normal timeline then Iíll put my wishful thinking that Feb 16th was a mistake, to rest.
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Normal for SA build. It most likely will have many stops in europe before crossing Atlantic.
I found your Vessel's schedule
How did you find that? I√ā¬ím tracking on Marinetraffic and see it√ā¬ís going to Spain now but I don√ā¬ít see where to next. If this is a normal timeline then I√ā¬íll put my wishful thinking that Feb 16th was a mistake, to rest.
http://www.molroro.com/MOLVesselSchedule.aspx
Yea, says Long Beach 2/25/18 on the itinerary.
Add 2 days if you have Port Install items going on, 1-2 days for roll off Vessel/inspection. 1 day dealer prep
Should be March 2ish delivery I'd reckon
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http://www.molroro.com/MOLVesselSchedule.aspx
Yea, says Long Beach 2/25/18 on the itinerary.
Add 2 days if you have Port Install items going on, 1-2 days for roll off Vessel/inspection. 1 day dealer prep
Should be March 2ish delivery I'd reckon
Shit! I thought Iíd get the car this month. Guess Iím in for a long wait, thanks for the info.
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its worth the wait. My car is still on the boat. It left SA on Nov 20th. eta to West coast in 2 weeks. Also keep checking the website. as the schedule of arrivals/departures changes.
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its worth the wait. My car is still on the boat. It left SA on Nov 20th. eta to West coast in 2 weeks. Also keep checking the website. as the schedule of arrivals/departures changes.
Iím so excited itís all I think about. Hopefully yours comes a little early just for good measure
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I'm on the Valiant Ace as well. Placed the order on 11/13 and should take delivery around Feb 9/10. Ordered a 340i xDrive Shadow Sport in mineral grey/coral red.
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I'm on the Valiant Ace as well. Placed the order on 11/13 and should take delivery around Feb 9/10. Ordered a 340i xDrive Shadow Sport in mineral grey/coral red.
Very nice build! Yes hopefully it's on time but i checked the schedule that was posted by member above and it was delayed 2 days. For Long Beach at least. Crazy how many stops these ships have I guess they're dropping and loading at every port!
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oh man, lol. wait till you track it and it just chilling outside the port, just anchored.

My car / boat is currently slated to land at VPC on Jan 23rd. and its just chilling off the Puerta Vallarta. Seems like its taking a break before going to long beach. Guess no free docks for it.

This wait is killing me lol
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oh man, lol. wait till you track it and it just chilling outside the port, just anchored.

My car / boat is currently slated to land at VPC on Jan 23rd. and its just chilling off the Puerta Vallarta. Seems like its taking a break before going to long beach. Guess no free docks for it.

This wait is killing me lol
Haha I can imagine your frustration. Theyíre probably partying for a couple days after the long trip around the world. So your car gets dropped in Long Beach and then shipped to SF?
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Drunkm0nk3y, Did you pick up your car yet? Show us pics

I received confirmation from BMW genius that my car is expected to reach dealership on Tuesday, 2/13 . Not sure when dealer will be ready for me to pick it up though. I'm hoping either Thursday or Friday next week.
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Mine sat at the port for two weeks. A very long two weeks.
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Mine sat at the port for two weeks. A very long two weeks.
The car actually did sit on port for about 2 weeks as well. according to Molo. It got to Port Hueneme on 1-23. but pretty much sat there till about 2-2 when it finally checked in to the vpc. I couldnt get an answer from BMW to why it was delayed. even telling them that their system was wrong, as the ship Prime ace was already on its way to china and could not have gotten to port Hueneme on 2/2. After 2/2 it took about a week to process through the VPC.

so its either VPC was very behind in processing cars. or the 69 Hr government shutdown on 1/19 cause some backup with customs. who knows.

I pick up my car today. I'll get pics up once i am there.


FINALLY!
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The car actually did sit on port for about 2 weeks as well. according to Molo. It got to Port Hueneme on 1-23. but pretty much sat there till about 2-2 when it finally checked in to the vpc. I couldnt get an answer from BMW to why it was delayed. even telling them that their system was wrong, as the ship Prime ace was already on its way to china and could not have gotten to port Hueneme on 2/2. After 2/2 it took about a week to process through the VPC.

so its either VPC was very behind in processing cars. or the 69 Hr government shutdown on 1/19 cause some backup with customs. who knows.

I pick up my car today. I'll get pics up once i am there.


FINALLY!
What an ordeal. Congrats on finally getting it!
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The car actually did sit on port for about 2 weeks as well. according to Molo. It got to Port Hueneme on 1-23. but pretty much sat there till about 2-2 when it finally checked in to the vpc. I couldnt get an answer from BMW to why it was delayed. even telling them that their system was wrong, as the ship Prime ace was already on its way to china and could not have gotten to port Hueneme on 2/2. After 2/2 it took about a week to process through the VPC.

so its either VPC was very behind in processing cars. or the 69 Hr government shutdown on 1/19 cause some backup with customs. who knows.

I pick up my car today. I'll get pics up once i am there.


FINALLY!
What an ordeal. Congrats on finally getting it!
Not the best photo. But here she is!
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Not the best photo. But here she is!
She's beautiful! Congrats on getting it!

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What an ordeal. Congrats on finally getting it!
We're almost there - not much longer
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She's beautiful! Congrats on getting it!



We're almost there - not much longer
I love it! Looks just like mine, even got the track pack 18s. Please post more pictures Iím drooling over here!

Iím thinking March 7th if everything goes well. DMR620 is yours on a train from east coast?
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I love it! Looks just like mine, even got the track pack 18s. Please post more pictures Iím drooling over here!

Iím thinking March 7th if everything goes well. DMR620 is yours on a train from east coast?
Hopefully everything goes well and March 7 is delivery day!
Yeah, BMW genius said it was on a train from Baltimore expected to arrive at the dealer today. I spoke to my CA yesterday and he didn't seem to know when it was going to arrive, except for sometime this week. I'm still hoping for Thursday delivery, just in time for the weekend.
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Hopefully everything goes well and March 7 is delivery day!
Yeah, BMW genius said it was on a train from Baltimore expected to arrive at the dealer today. I spoke to my CA yesterday and he didn't seem to know when it was going to arrive, except for sometime this week. I'm still hoping for Thursday delivery, just in time for the weekend.
Yea my CA doesnít seem to know as much as I do either. Iíve got my fingers crossed for you man! And post some pictures when you pick it up! I like to live vicariously through you guys
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Yea my CA doesnít seem to know as much as I do either. Iíve got my fingers crossed for you man! And post some pictures when you pick it up! I like to live vicariously through you guys
Haven't heard from my CA yet but I think I'm definitely picking it up today as its listed for sale on the dealers website... not the greatest thing to see. Is it normal for it to be listed for sale on the dealers website?

I will post pictures hopefully later today.
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Yea my CA doesnít seem to know as much as I do either. Iíve got my fingers crossed for you man! And post some pictures when you pick it up! I like to live vicariously through you guys
Haven't heard from my CA yet but I think I'm definitely picking it up today as its listed for sale on the dealers website... not the greatest thing to see. Is it normal for it to be listed for sale on the dealers website?

I will post pictures hopefully later today.
Yeah mine was listed for sale on the dealer site as well, marked as "in transit," and they told me it's automatically done by the system.
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