Cadillac's luxury coffee table book, just in time for holiday gifting.Enlarge Photo
If you have a hard-to-shop-for loved one who’s enamored with Cadillac
, here’s a great idea for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or Festivus gift: a $395 limited-edition, hand-numbered, emblem-festooned coffee table book documenting the 110-year history of General Motors’ premier luxury brand.
Published by high-end printer Assouline, only 500 copies will be produced. Each will come with a black slipcase (instead of the more pedestrian printed dust jacket), as well as a metallic Cadillac plaque.
While $395 for a coffee table book may seem expensive, it pales in comparison to the $275,000 purchase price of the Enzo Diamante edition
of The Official Ferrari Opus
. Even the cheapest available version, printed in a quantity of 4,100 copies, runs a jaw-dropping $4,100, making the Cadillac book seem like the buy of a lifetime.
If $395 is still too much money for you, fear not: Cadillac
will also be available in a hardcover edition for the much-more-reasonable price of $75. That money doesn’t buy you the slipcase, fancy binding or hand-numbered prestige, but it does buy you the same 150 pages of images found in the pricier tome.
It’s not clear where the books will be sold (likely at Assouline’s retail locations
and select Cadillac dealers), but both versions will be released in time for holiday gifting.