It was Obvious that Barb got an orphan. You too could sign up for an orphan at your dealership. I'm getting mine on October 28, signed up on Aug 10, 2007. Looks like you have just a little more than a month to go
Once I received a notice from smart corporate letting me know that your vehicle is going into production I will contact you, then we will also contact you when I have notice your vehicle is being shipped and agin when it arrives. Talk to you soon
I have had mine since February. I signed up the first day the web site was open back in early 2007. It's been great. I held on to my other car for a while, but I'm almost ready to sell it and go with the smart alone. Sounds like you're close and the good thing is you'll get exactly what you want.