In retrospect that was a GOOD thing. There was plenty of time to review, change, or select additional options, and insert afterthoughts for some custom features into the build process (like locking front and rear deck lid releases). It also gave me time to research and make changes to the engine build to get the desired BHP/torque with reasonable reliability from the 2,110cc engine.
Color choice for the car was simple for me (Porsce 356 silver), but I probably spent two months deciding on the color for the leather interior, and even had some custom dyed samples made by IM's leather supplier (Conneaut) to help me select a color (a medium-dark blue).
The message I'm trying to impart here if you want to order a new turnkey Speedster or convertible "D" (regardless of the builder you select) is take your time, think about how you will drive the car and how long you will probably keep it. Within budget constraints make option choices that will enhance the ownership experience, like reasonable power, transmission ratios, and comfort.