The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is an annual reminder of all of the things we wish we could afford. Though the catalog dates back to 1939, it wasn't until 1952 that the extravagant gifts that the catalog is now known for were included. Over the years diamond encrusted tiger figures, backyard water parks, private concerts, and chocolate Monopoly sets have all been featured. Often, the more expensive items include some form of unique transportation like airplanes, hot air balloons, dirigibles, Learjets, and underwater aviators.
Over the past ten years, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book has always included a limited edition of a specific luxury car; in some cases it is the first edition of the car available to the public and it often features an exclusive color. Though the price tags are high (and that is perhaps an understatement), the cars always sell out quickly.
This year, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book features the McLaren MP4-12C Spider. Even if you have an extra $354,000, you're out of luck, because all of these beauties were sold out within two hours (only twelve were manufactured). This seems like quite a feat, especially compared to the 2009, $105,000 Jaguar XJL Supercharged which took over four hours to sell out its 50 cars. However, it's actually than last year's model, the Ferrari FF, which sold out its ten cars in just 50 minutes.
The 2010 offering, a special edition Chevy Camaro Convertible priced at $75,000, sold out its 100 vehicles in just three minutes. But the current record holder is the 2006 BMW M6 which sold out all fifty of its vehicles in 90 seconds flat. Which of these vehicles would you like parked in your driveway with a ridiculous oversized bow on top? Hey, we can always dream, right? Let us know in the comments.