Neiman Marcus Tucks a Ferrari FF in its Christmas Book
By Jake Lingeman
Neiman Marcus, purveyor of all things haute couture, has released its annual Christmas Book featuring amazing--and amazingly expensive--gifts for that special someone for the holidays.
For the car fan on your list, consider Neiman's version of the 2012 Ferrari FF--for a mere $375,000. That's a bit more than the near $300,000 asking price for a standard Ferrari FF, but you would have one of only 10 examples of the Neiman Marcus Ferrari FF to be built.
Each car has a numbered plaque and a unique exterior color, called Grigio Caldo. The interior has semianiline leather with a matching custom luggage set. The car comes with Ferrari's seven-year maintenance plan along with enrollment in the 2012 Ferrari Winter Driving Experience in Aspen, Colo.
The Ferrari FF packs a 651-hp V12 engine, all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Christmas Book was first published in 1926 as a Christmas card to the store's best and most well-heeled customers.
If a four-wheel-drive Ferrari isn't your style, or if they've sold out, how about a whiskey-tasting event held at your house for you and 20 of your closest friends? That's a cool five grand. Or you could try a custom-built library--complete with books, furniture and carpet, along with some accenting art--for $125,000.
Each of the gifts includes a donation to a charity, ranging from a $2,500 endowment to Big Brothers and Big Sisters for the $45,000 table-tennis set, to a $10,000 gift to Water.org when buying the $1 million his-and-hers dancing fountains.
Once again, there are only 10 Ferraris going on sale. Last year's car, the Camaro, sold out in three minutes, so get your dialing fingers ready. The phone number is (800) 558-0022, and ordering will begin at noon Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 27. Deliveries of the car will happen in spring 2012.
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Setting aside the fact that someone would spend an additional $75k for matching luggage, I'm still struggling with the concept of the 4 seat hatchback FF period.
If I put it on layaway at Needless-Markup now, I should be able to finish paying for it by Christmas 2021. Will they hold it that long?
Wow, Even then that's $3,125 a month!
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