An Old Entry To Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book Will Hit The Auction Block In Vegas Next Month
The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Edition is up for grabsby Kirby Garlitos, on
It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition for the auto industry to wait with baited breath to find out which car is making its way into Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book. We’re going to have to wait a little longer to see who makes it on the catalogue this year, but fret not because if you’re itching to own a previous entry in the Christmas Book, a 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible that was featured in the 2015 edition of the Christmas Book is now on the auction block, lined up to hit the hammer at a Barrett-Jackson event in Las Vegas next month.
The Mustang Convertible’s inclusion to the 2015 Christmas Book was a huge deal, in part because it joined a list of other exotics to have had the privilege to be featured in the holiday catalog. Other cars to have graced the pages of Neiman Marcus’ book include a Jaguar XJL Supercharged, Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, and an Infiniti Q60. Safe to say that the Mustang Convertible is in good company among that roster of models. As far as this particular model is concerned, Barrett-Jackson describes it as one of only four Mustang Neiman Marcus Edition models in existence. It has, among other things, a Neiman Marcus badging includes #004 badge on the dash, Neiman Marcus illuminated door-sill plates, and a framed Certificate of Authenticity. Oh, and it also has just 73 miles tacked onto it so it’s still as good as new.
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There’s more to the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Edition than meets the eye
If you missed out on owning one of the four 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Editions back in 2015, now’s your chance to redeem yourself. The Barrett-Jackson listing does not indicate a reserve price either so you better be prepared to make your bids count should you decide to take a stab on buying it.
For those who need a refresher, this particular Mustang Convertible is unlike most of its standard peers. It has all of the identifiable markings of a Neiman Marcus Edition car - the badging, door-sill plates, and COA all scream “Neiman Marcus!” - and, more importantly, it also benefits from having its 5.0-liter V-8 engine tuned by no less than Roush Performance, which provided it with an engine upgrade that resulted in the car having 727 horsepower at its disposal. It’s safe to say that with that kind of credential, this Mustang Convertible is going to attract a lot of bids when it goes up for auction next month.
A brief refresher on our favorite Neiman Marcus Edition models to make it to the Christmas Book
It’s become an annual tradition for the luxury department store to feature a car on its Christmas Book. I don’t know how long the tradition dates, but we’ve seen all of them from the last decade, beginning with the 2007 BMW M6 Convertible from the 2006 Christmas Book all the way up to the 2017 Infiniti Q60 from last year’s catalog.
We’re going to save our comprehensive rankings of the best Neiman Marcus Edition models for another day. For now, though, we’re putting a spotlight on our five favorite models to be featured in the retailer’s annual holiday gift book.
5) Maserati Ghibli S Q4 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition (2014 Christmas Book)
In my mind, the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 is one of the most underrated performance sedans in the market today. I’ve had that sentiment for a long time now, so it was very reassuring to see it grace the pages of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book back in 2014. Like most of its kind, the special edition Ghibli S Q4 received unique exterior and interior details to separate itself from standard Ghiblis. For one, it was dressed up in a Grigio Maratea exterior paint finish with gloss black door handles, a Shadowline exterior trim, and commemorative center caps acting as complementary style cues.
Inside, it received Cuoio premium leather dress-up, complete with a Piano Black lacquer trim and black contrast stitching on the seats, dashboard, and armrests. The stitched treatment continued on the tridents found on the headrests while a special Neiman Marcus Edition number badge and 100th-anniversary logo can be found on the center console, emphasizing the special edition stature of this model.
4) Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition (2013 Christmas Book)
There was a four-year run a few years ago wherein all four cars featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book were European in heritage. One of those cars, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante that appeared in the 2013 catalog, came with arguably the sexiest-looking paint job of any car I’ve seen in a long time. For those who don’t remember, the color chosen for the special edition Vanquish Volante was Seychelles Blue.
It’s hard to properly describe it, but it had a rich and shiny look to it that brought out the best of the Vanquish Volante’s design. Complementary design elements like the Atlantic Blue roof and the Aurora Blue stitching in the interior helped aid in enhancing the convertible’s character.
3) BMW M6 Convertible Neiman Marcus Limited Edition (2006 Christmas Book)
One of the first cars to grace the pages of Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book was the 2007 BMW M6 Convertible. The best compliment I can give is that it set a good precedent for all succeeding cars. Even as far back as 2006, using exclusive paint colors was already in vogue. The M6 Convertible certainly had one in the form of a custom Ruby Black exterior finish remains a sight to look at to this day.
In addition to the fancy body color, the M6 Convertible Neiman Marcus Limited Edition also came with Piano Black trim elements and power sports seats wrapped in a custom Gold Brown shade of BMW Individual’s Merino leather material. As old as it looks now, this early offering to the Christmas Book remains as one of the best-looking ones.
2) Ferrari FF Neiman Marcus Limited Edition (2011 Christmas Book)
Neiman Marcus really took it up a notch in 2012 when it identified the Ferrari FF as that year’s car showcase on its Christmas Book. Not that the FF needed any convincing to do so, but it was cool for Neiman Marcus to work on refining the Ferrari supercar’s aesthetic, including giving it a Grigio Caldo paint finish and a special interior plaque to properly identify it as a true special edition model.
Arguably the best feature of the FF Neiman Marcus LE though is tied into the other goodies that came with buying any one of the of 10 cars that Ferrari created specifically for the occasion. A lot of you may not remember this, but those lucky enough to buy the FF Neiman Marcus Limited Edition also received a spot at the 2012 Ferrari Winter Driving Experience in Aspen, Colorado.
1) McLaren 12C Neiman Marcus Limited Edition (2012 Christmas Book)
The best of the best in my opinion. The McLaren 12C Neiman Marcus Limited Edition was offered in the 2012 Christmas Book and not only was it dressed for the holiday occasion - a Volcano Red body paint was a perfect shade for the Christmas season - but it also outgunned the Ferrari FF in terms of the added extras it came with.
Think a stop at the Ferreri Winter Driving Experience was exciting enough? Consider then what McLaren offered the year before: a McLaren luggage set, a business class trip to England, a VIP dinner with no less than former McLaren chairman Ron Dennis, and a tour f the McLaren Technology Center. As far as customer service was concerned, McLaren’s Christmas Book offer back in 2012 remains as one of the most memorable ones.
Read our full review on the 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition.
Read our full review on the 2018 Ford Mustang.