Also waiting on my F55S order.....
I ordered my F55S on Nov 3 at my Florida dealership. It completed its build on Nov 14. But so far as of today Nov 23, it's still listed as 'Awaiting Transport' at the UK port.
It's thunder gray with black roof, sport package/cornering LED/17" two-tone roulette wheels, JCW interior pack/diamond carbon black, wired pack & wired upgrade Nav XL, rear spoiler, auto with paddles, damper control, Harman/Kardon, SiruisXL, rear camera/PDC, alarm, black jack mirrors & side scuttle, & other misc. So it's just about loaded except for sunroof!!!
This is my 3rd MINI after an '08 R56S & current 2012 R58JCW. Although it could be at the U.S. port (Brunswick, Ga?) in early Dec (assuming it's shipped this week), delivery to the dealer (all U.S dealers) could be delayed until Jan per earlier Motoringfile info. My dealer had no further info than that. So possible likely, many/all early orders of the F55 could be held at the U.S. ports through Dec. But sure would be nice to see mine by Dec 31!!!