Sorry to hear, but I can see why as that's how it was setup in their factory planning systems.I asked and was told that’s a no go as the car has to leave with the agreed upon configuration.
---update to my timeline---
6/14 Placed order as a direct ship, travel later.
8/26 Got a call that car was done, eta Stateside mid-late Sep.
9/13 Got some customs forms to sign via vhelp.
9/17 Initial Adtrav call, nothing finalized yet as we're looking to travel May-June '22.
9/25 Cleared customs per vhelp.
9/27 Settled payment at the dealer.
9/28 Cleared for transport per vhelp.
10/5 Informed that car is at dealer. Picking up Friday!
117 calendar days from start to finish.