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|On August 18, 2000 Ford presented a very special
limited edition of the new Thunderbird to the public at the Pebble Beach
Concours - the Neiman Marcus Edition. This model is Evening Black
(UA) with a Satin Silver (TL) metallic top; interior is black
with silver accents including the seat insert sections. Thunderbird
logo is on seat backs. Special vehicle ID # (64) and unique model
logos. Floor mats & instrument panel have the NM logo.
Portholes have Thunderbird logo etched in center. Hood scoop has a chrome
bezel. Wheels are the chromed version of the standard delux wheel style
- 21 spoke.
Orders for the limited edition model (200) were taken on September 25, 2000 thru the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog and were sold out in 2 hours and 15 minutes - a record for any auto sold thru the Neiman Marcus catalog. Cost to lucky owners was the catalog price of $41,995. Cars were shipped to the dealer of their choice.
This edition was finally delivered to owners in late September, early October, 2001.
VIN#'s are in the block series 100026 to 100225 body style code 64 These are the only N.M. editions made and sold.
This is the only model that has had etched Thunderbird emblems in the portholes.
Memorabilia that has been released for this Edition:
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|Only a couple of pages, showing car on red background.|
|2.||AMI Auto Weekly||Neiman Marcus edition on cover. 2 page article with photos August 29, 2000 edition|
|3||1/18 scale model||Made by Maisto; limited to 1000; Sold only thru the Ford Collection Catalog & Neiman Marcus. Hood & trunk open, detailed interior; removable hardtop; in silver color box|
|4||Ford Collection Catalogs||Several Ford catalogs have the diecast model pictured & available - Fall 2000, Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall 2001 editions; Winter & Spring 2002|
|5||Leather Driving gloves||With Thunderbird logo; Christmas 2000 gift from Neiman Marcus & Ford to new owners of the Neiman Marcus edition|
|6||Cashmere Scarf||With Thunderbird logo; Christmas 2000 gift from Neiman Marcus & Ford to new owners of the Neiman Marcus edition|
|7||Ford Press Kit||The press kit for the 2001 Los Angeles Auto Show has the January 4, 2001 press release plus slides of the NM model. in blue folder.|
|8||Photo||Photo of Neiman Marcus edition included in Milwaukee Auto Show Media Kit ~ February, 2001|
|9||Book - Thunderbird Chronicles||Last Chapter in book has several photos of the N.M. edition including interior shots plus description|
|10||1/43 Scale model||This model does exist with up to 100 built by MotorCity, USA. Apparently given out at a dinner party for the unveiling of the N.M edition at Pebble Beach, August, 2000 by Jack Nassar himself. A 1/43rd version by Maisto was reported seen at the N.Y. Toy Fair on display.|
|11||1/72 Scale model||Produced in 2006 by Cararama - silver hardtop and black body and interior ~ so could be called a 2005 T-bird ~ has 7 spoke wheels.|
|12||Book ~ 100 Years of Ford||A Centennial Celebration of F.M.C by David Lewis and the auto editors of Consumer Guide ~ A picture of a topless N.M in front of the N.M store in Dallas, TX, page 469.|
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