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Jaguar XJ makes Neiman Marcus Christmas wish list

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0700

The Halloween candy is still fresh, but the folks at Neiman Marcus are gearing up for Christmas. And one of the stars of this year's Christmas book from the upscale retailer is the redesigned Jaguar XJ sedan.

When wishing for a flat-screen television or Coach purse just isn't dreaming big enough, there's the Jag XJL Supercharged Neiman Marcus edition. Jaguar will build only 50 copies of the car.

Want one for you or someone special on your list? Be ready to dial fast on Oct. 16, which Neiman Marcus begins taking reservations. (The number is (866) 524-6963 and the phones open at noon Eastern.) You'll need $105,000 to get one off the shelf.

The car comes with the supercharged 5.0-liter V8, rated at 470 hp, and a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. In the trunk is a five-piece of matching Jaguar luggage in navy blue leather.

The only color choice is Celestial Black metallic paint, with the interior trimmed in navy and ivory leather and Zebrano matte wood accents. There's also a plaque to remind you that you're driving one of 50 Neiman Marcus cars.

This is the third time a Jaguar has been on the Neiman Marcus wish list. The others were a 1968 XKE Grand Touring Coupe and a 1997 XK8 Convertible.

By Dale Jewett