By the Numbers: Fascinating Stats from Nearly 20 Years of Neiman Marcus Cars
Consider it the ultimate present for the fashionista and car enthusiast in your life – It’s the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car, which is sold just once a year and in limited quantities. This year’s car was the 2013 McLaren 12C Spider and all 12 copies of the $354,000 drop-top were spoken for in less than two hours. The McLaren’s impressive stats inspired us to look back at previous Christmas Books to find out which cars were the fastest selling, most expensive, and offered with the most number of units produced.
Top 5 Most Expensive Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Cars
Items in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book don’t come cheap, especially the cars. It’s not unusual to see MSRPs creep close to the six-figure mark and in some cases the prices go well beyond that amount. The Ferrari tops the list at $395,000, which is $36,000 more than a “normal” model thanks to an exclusive Grigio Caldo paint finish, special badges, and custom luggage.
|Christmas Book Year||Car||Price|
|2011||2012 Ferrari FF||$395,000|
|2012||2013 McLaren Spider 12C||$354,000|
|2008||2009 BMW Individual 7 Series||$160,000|
|1998 (Men’s Fall Book)||1998 Aston Martin DB7||$148,580|
|2006||2007 BMW Individual M6 Conv.||$139,000|
Top 5 Fastest Selling Cars
If you want a Neiman car you had better make that call as soon as the phone line opens because the difference between a happy or sad significant other can come down to seconds. The 2007 BMW M6 convertible was especially popular, with all 50 editions selling in 92 seconds.
|Car||Editions||Total Time||Seconds Per Unit|
|2011 Chevy Camaro Conv. / 2007 BMW M6 Conv. (tie)||100/50 (M6)||3 mins/92 sec (M6)||1.8|
|2005 Maserati Quattroporte||60||4 mins||4|
|2004 Cadillac XLR||101||14 mins||8.3|
|2004 BMW 645Ci Coupe||50||7 mins||8.4|
|2002 Ford Thunderbird||200||2hrs., 15 mins||40.5|
Top 5 Highest Editions Offered
Scoring a 2013 McLaren 12C Spider this year was extremely tough since only 12 copies were available. But Neiman shoppers hoping to buy a 2002 Ford Thunderbird back in 2000 had better odds, as 200 units went up for sale. Next on the list was the 2004 Cadillac XLR.
|2002 Ford Thunderbird||200|
|2004 Cadillac XLR||101|
|5-way tie: 1995 BMW Z3; 1998 “Sony Limited Edition” GMC Suburban; 2000 Audi TT Coupe; 2001 Lexus SC430; 2011 Chevy Camaro Conv.||100|
|2007 Lexus GS 450h||74|
|2005 Maserati Quattroporte||60|
Source: Neiman Marcus