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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental

 

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/12/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 06/12/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/20/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/21/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

The 2018 Lincoln Continental Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide section at that time.

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental



  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/12/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date


  • 07/03/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/20/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/21/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/12/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

  • 07/03/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/20/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/21/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

 

 

Can anyone confirm that the scheduling for the 2018 Black Label Continentals has actually started?

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There was no scheduling for the 2018 Lincoln Continental this week. Startup scheduling will begin next week with units to be scheduled for production the week of 08/28/2017. Retail 2018MY Continental orders will not be selected for scheduling until the "OK to Buy" status has been achieved.

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There was no scheduling for the 2018 Lincoln Continental this week. Startup scheduling will begin next week with units to be scheduled for production the week of 08/28/2017. Retail 2018MY Continental orders will not be selected for scheduling until the "OK to Buy" status has been achieved.

 

Thank you very much. Is that something that just happens or does the dealer need to do something? I already have a PO number but not aware of anything else.

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Thank you very much. Is that something that just happens or does the dealer need to do something? I already have a PO number but not aware of anything else.

 

That's standard operating procedure. They want to make sure all of the bugs are worked out before they start shipping new vehicles to dealerships and customers. OK to buy is given after 5 consecutive days of error free builds. Could take 5 days or 5 weeks or longer. Any vehicle made during this period has to be held, inspected and repaired before it ships which is why they restrict it to dealer stock only. In extreme cases early build cars have been held at the factory for 2-3 months or longer so you don't want your vehicle to be built before ok to buy.

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That's standard operating procedure. They want to make sure all of the bugs are worked out before they start shipping new vehicles to dealerships and customers. OK to buy is given after 5 consecutive days of error free builds. Could take 5 days or 5 weeks or longer. Any vehicle made during this period has to be held, inspected and repaired before it ships which is why they restrict it to dealer stock only. In extreme cases early build cars have been held at the factory for 2-3 months or longer so you don't want your vehicle to be built before ok to buy.

 

I understand. Thank you.

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental



  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/12/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date


  • 07/06/2017 - ​2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/27/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/21/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental

  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/12/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 07/06/2017 - ​2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/27/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/21/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

 

Thank you for the updated schedule.

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There was no scheduling for the 2018 Lincoln Continental this week. Startup scheduling will begin next week with units to be scheduled for production the week of 08/28/2017. Retail 2018MY Continental orders will not be selected for scheduling until the "OK to Buy" status has been achieved.

 

Does anyone know if the scheduling for the Continentals began this week? My Dealer says nothing has changed on their system for my order.

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Yours is a retail order. It won't be scheduled until the OK TO BUY is given, which means after 5 consecutive days of no major build errors. Could take 5 days, could take 5 weeks. With a carryover model like this it will probably be closer to the 5 day end of the spectrum.

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Yours is a retail order. It won't be scheduled until the OK TO BUY is given, which means after 5 consecutive days of no major build errors. Could take 5 days, could take 5 weeks. With a carryover model like this it will probably be closer to the 5 day end of the spectrum.

 

Thank you. I got it. I understood that it couldn't be built until the OK TO BUY was given, but I did not realize they would not even schedule it until then. Once the OK TO BUY is given, is there any information how long it typically takes to schedule and build a Black Label Continental?

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Depends on priority and how well production runs. They're switching up their work week from a 5x8 schedule to 4x10 next week so there might be some "growing pains" associated with that, and they're only running one shift for the rest of the summer so that might slow things down a little bit too.

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Depends on priority and how well production runs. They're switching up their work week from a 5x8 schedule to 4x10 next week so there might be some "growing pains" associated with that, and they're only running one shift for the rest of the summer so that might slow things down a little bit too.

 

Thank you.

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental



  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/17/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date


  • 07/05/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/27/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/21/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

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Any word if they have starting building the 2018 continental?

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FYI... There will be no 2018 Lincoln Continental scheduling this week or on 08/21 and 08/28. This information comes from this week's Scheduling Toolbox chart. Scheduling is normally done on Thursday mornings.

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I was just informed by a friend at FRAP that job 1 for 2018 Continental is being delayed 4-6 weeks. A lot of units in need of repair right now, them being on one shift right now is slowing that process down.

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thanks for the update. Maybe I will get my newly ordered continental by Christmas. That will a good present....

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Just got a call my a dealership and says they can now order 2018 continentals... Can any one confirm.

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Just got a call my a dealership and says they can now order 2018 continentals... Can any one confirm.

yes you can order one, but they aren't building any until the end of September.

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the updated model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Lincoln Continental



  • 06/02/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 06/22/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/23/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date


  • 07/05/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 07/27/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 09/18/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

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Just received a call from my dealership. Car is now on order due last week of October. We will see..

But this is great news...

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hjr007, have you seen the Ruby Red Conti around town?? I'm from a little bit east of you but visit Cobourg often and have seen the Conti twice in the last six months or so. I have yet to see a single other one on the road. Lincolns seem rare as hen's teeth in our area.

 

Who do you deal with? I'm assuming maybe Holiday since Fraser isn't a Lincoln dealer. I deal with Revell in Verona but it's quite a drive...

 

Regardless, I you have better luck than I did on my last order... my 2016 MKX #2 was ordered August 2 (2016), built on October 21 and delivered November 3. Waaaaaayy too long for a custom order. My 2013 only took 6 weeks.

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