Christmas comes early in the form of the Neiman Marcus catalog, including a special-edition McLaren, a fully-stocked bar trailer and the ultimate home video arcade.
Neiman Marcus may not be the first name you'd think of in selling cars, but the luxury retailer can move upscale metal like no other. Every year around this time, Neiman Marcus comes out with its Christmas Book, containing some of the most desirable luxury items on the market - including a special run of high-end cars. Previous years have included special editions of the BMW M6, Lexus IS-F, Jaguar XJ, Ferrari FF, but this year the compilers of the catalog went with the McLaren MP4-12C Spyder.
As in years past, the catalog doesn't include just any 12C Spyder, but a special series created specifically for Neiman Marcus customers. It comes in Volcano Red with diamond-cut alloys, gloss black trim, black leather with contrasting red stitching and custom luggage. Only a dozen individually-numbered examples will be offered, each carrying a $354,000 price tag. For the extra $85k over list, the Neiman Marcus Edition 12C also comes with a pair of business-class tickets to London, two nights at the Coworth Park Hotel, a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre and a chat with chairman Ron Dennis, plus a $3,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
If that's not enough to get your driving thrills, the catalog also features a complete home driving sim system from luxury trunkmaker Pinel & Pinel. Its PS Arcade Trunk features a 55" Sony 3D TV, a PS3 with all the games and accessories, a pair of racing seats and steering wheels, an 1800w sound system and more, all for $90,000 (also including a $3k Big Bros donation). Finally the catalog also includes the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody Tailgate Trailer. It's made from reclaimed bourbon barrels, trimmed in leather and stocked with a full entertainment system, a year's supply of whiskey and all the glassware you could need for a party on the go.
The bar trailer sells for $150,000, including ten percent towards the amfART foundation for AIDS research. Of course there's also plenty of cashmere, silk and sparkly things in the catalog as well, if you're into that kinda thing. But something tells us that if you're reading these words, you're probably more into the McLaren, the gaming trunk or the bar trailer.