This year’s annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book offers the latest in gift ideas for the excessively rich including a $150,000 Falconry kit. However, if you’re looking for something more practical, though no less opulent, you can also pick up a special edition Aston Martin.
For 2013, just 10 Neiman Marcus Aston Martin Vanquish Volantes will be offered for the astonishing sum of for $344,500. At roughly $50,000 more than a standard model, the special trim gives it exclusivity while a $3,000 donation to the Neiman Marcus charity is also included.
What you get is more than just a hand-built British supercar with a 565 hp 6.0L V12 engine. The special edition version of what is already one of the world’s most beautiful machines comes in a special Seychelles Blue with matching brake calipers, dark 20-inch wheels and sterling silver detailing. Inside is a custom Walnut trim, Aurora Blue leather, unique “Neiman Marcus” embroidery on the headrests plus a four piece luggage set.
Neiman Marcus says it was inspired to use an Aston in its 2013 Christmas Book after seeing the 1969 Aston Martin owned by Prince Charles and driven by William and Kate after their wedding in 2011.
Each year one particular car makes the Neiman Marcus book, with last year’s picking being the McLaren 12C Spider. Just 10 of the special edition Vanquish models will be available. To order yours, call 1-888-756-0775 starting at 11 a.m. Central Time on October 23rd.
And if the Aston Martin won’t work with your budget this holiday season, you can always slum it with a set of gold Darth Vader cufflinks for $4,500.
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