I had the same experience too. I bought the car from the dealer who called me back to offer me a seat in a car that had just arrived but was not spoken for. Coincidentally, they also offered me the best drive-away deal by far. The 12 month wait simply added to the theatre of whole purchase process. Suck eggs to the other 3 dealers, two of which no longer exist as Alfa dealers.For me it was an incredibly annoying experience. In 2016 the first two dealerships I visited in the DC metro area would not even let me sit in a 4c. The sales reps had no idea what they were talking about and I pretty much stopped looking at the 4c for at least a year. The following summer I found a dealer up in Maryland that had a 4c that had been abused but the guy let me test drive it. That was a blast! Over the next 3 years I was able to test drive a couple more and each time I was more convinced that it was something I wanted to own. Finally in 2020 Covid hit and I found myself in a different state without a fun two seater to drive and made the purchase.
I cannot emphasize how poor my dealership experiences were. I probably would have bought a 4c back in 2016 if the any of the dealers were the least bit interested in selling one at even close to MSRP. I think FCA screwed up by allowing dealers to put ridiculous markups on the 4c and then eventually having to sell them for below MSRP...