Neiman Marcus Vanquish Volante
Neiman Marcus Vanquish Volante

Neiman Marcus Vanquish Volante


If you were tempted by the famous DB6 Mark 2 Volante that is owned by Prince Charles and that was driven by the Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) following his marriage to the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) in 2011, Aston Martin may have something of interest. Nieman Marcus, American luxury specialty Department store have added a special edition Vanquish Volante to the 87th edition of their famous Christmas Book. What makes this limited edition of such interest is that it is closely based on the specification of the 1969 DB6 Mark 2 Volante that Prince Charles, Prince of Wales  has owned from new.

Neiman Marcus Vanquish Volante

In 1969, the PoW DB6 Mark 2 Volante featured the prized combination of the open coachwork together with the most powerful Vantage spec engine. The 2014 Vanquish Volante closely follows the 1969 car as it features both convertible coachwork matched to the most powerful engine that Aston Martin then offered in their road cars, the AM11 565 bhp V12. Each Nieman Marcus Vanquish Volante was be finished in Seychelles Blue with Obsidian Black interior.

Detailed specification for the Nieman Marcus Vanquish Volante is :-

  • 2014.5MY Vanquish Volante North American specification
  • Seychelles Blue coachwork
  • Multi‑layer fabric convertible roof in Atlantic Blue
  • 20‑spoke diamond‑turned alloy wheels with Liquid Silver finish
  • Bright finish front grille and rear tailpipes
  • Magnum meshes
  • Sterling Silver and Flux Enamel wing badges, as previously used on the Centenary editions
  • Blue brake callipers
  • Black deep soft semi‑aniline leather with Aurora Blue contrast stitching and welt
  • Walnut veneer facia
  • Hourglass quilted seats accent
  • Quilted door insert with Aurora Blue welt
  • Obsidian Black carpet with Aurora Blue binding
  • Ivory Roekona and Ivory alcantara headlining
  • Black hardware pack
  • Satin Chrome instrument dials and controls
  • Black gearshift paddles with Aurora Blue leather tips
  • Unique Neiman Marcus Q sill plaques
  • Matching four‑piece bespoke leather luggage set

The Neiman Marcus Vanquish Volante were created by ‘Q by Aston Martin’ and were limited to just 10 individually numbered examples priced at $344,500 each. All sales were actually conducted by Aston Martin dealers in the US rather that Neiman Marcus and was limited to just one vehicle per customer. Orders for this very exclusive edition began on the 23th October 2013 with delivery of each car is scheduled to be before February 2014. In addition, with every purchase of the Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, Neiman Marcus donated $3,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

The last time Nieman Marcus featured an Aston Martin in their Christmas book was back in 1998 with the DB7 i6 Neiman Marcus Volante LE. Also of note is that it was 25 years ago when Aston Martin also offered for sale ‘replicas’ of another car supplied to HRH the Prince of Wales, the legendary V8 Vantage Volante PoW.