Buying cars from a catalog is surprisingly still a thing.
Neiman Marcus has been selling cars through its holiday catalog off and on for over 40 years. In fact, you can buy yourself an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante (one of only 10) for only $334,500 this year. That’s all well and good, but what was the first car ever offered in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog? In the spirit of Christmas (albeit a few months late), here are two hints: It was an American car and the year was 1970. As always, leave your best guess in the comment section.
This question is a tough one, but hopefully the hints helped. The answer was a set of “his and hers” Ford Thunderbirds! For $25,000 you got two T-birds equipped with telephones and tape recorders (seriously) among other things. That may sound ridiculous, but is it stranger than picking up the telephone to order an Aston Martin from a catalog in 2014?