Just received the production number yesterday on my 3rd Mini. Blue, my first mini, was a 2008 lighting Blue with silver roof Clubman S. She retired in May of 2013 when I received Lucy my current Crystal Silver and Red JCW Countryman. Ethel will be a 2018 Countryman S E in British racing green with black roof and rims. Dealer had told me expect October when I put down deposit. They opened the order board early and he did a mod on their initial order and it bumped to May 22nd production week. Now I have to get the 220 outlet in the garage. We live in North East Wisconsin and yes that is a tow chain hooked to Lucy. She had some problems on the ice covered drive in Nov and I had to pull her out with the tractor. Those tow hooks are handy.