I takes 90 days from order to delivery it seems and they usually end production in August
So it make sense that there would be no more allocation as they seem to have enough orders.
But wouldn't it make sense to start taking 2018 orders earlier than that? Even with the understanding that they might not actually show up until 2018, it seems that they should want to hold onto potential customers.
So does not mean you can't find a dealer without one (I my case however there are none even in a 100 mile radius)
It's almost impossible to find one on a lot around these parts. A couple show up in Ford's online "dealer inventory", but when you contact the dealer they are already gone. (I tried this route a couple of months ago.)
It's not surprising. The one I'm getting wasn't a custom order by me, but was actually ordered by my dealer a couple of weeks before I went in. (I had reasons to be concerned about delivery timeline, so I compromised on colour to take what seemed more like a sure thing.)
One of the cars showing up online as being in my local dealer's inventory is, in fact, my car. The VIN matches the one they promised me.