The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante has been chosen as one of the eight fantasy gifts in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book this year. It has been fifteen years since an Aston Martin stole a place in this upscale retailer’s Christmas catalog. Perhaps the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as the centenary celebrations of Aston Martin, paved way for Vanquish Volante’s entry into this famous gift list.
The Aston Martin Neiman Marcus Vanquish Volante
A special edition of just ten cars has been created under the Neiman Marcus label. Specially handcrafted by the Aston Martin customization team ‘Q’, these convertibles are painted in the iconic Seychelles Blue of the DB6 Volante which was used for the wedding celebrations of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. Handbuilt in Gaydon, England, the special edition car displays a 100% carbon-fiber shell, the first ever in the history of Aston Martin. This accounts for the greater torsion and structural rigidity of the vehicle. A naturally aspirated 6.0 litre, V-12 engine is used to 565 horsepower.
Specifications of the Limited Edition
Atlantic Blue, multi-layered fabric convertible roof
Twenty spoke, diamond-turned alloy wheels with a finish of Liquid Silver
Wing badges of Sterling Silver and Flux Enamel
Black, soft semi-aniline leather seats with Aurora Blue contrast stitching
Aurora Blue binding on Obsidian Black carpet
Satin Chrome controls and instrument dials
Exclusive Neiman Marcus Q sill plaques
The Luxury Car with a Hefty Price Tag
The limited edition Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is being sold by Neiman Marcus for $344,500, which is $46,505 higher than the normal edition. The price does not include tax, registration fees, licensing, title and delivery charges. Purchase is limited to just one vehicle per customer at the sale that began on October 23, 2013, organized solely by participating Aston Martin dealers in the United States. Delivery of the cars will occur before February of 2014.
Neiman Marcus intends to donate $3000 from every sale towards The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which is a charity for the youth.
Last year’s Christmas Book featured car was the McLaren MP4 12C Spider, which sold all of its twelve copies within two days of the commencement of sale. It took just 92 seconds for selling the entire fifty copies of 2007 BMW M6 Convertibles, which was the Neiman Marcus holiday catalogue car in the year 2006!
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About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.