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Old 04-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Arrow My #12 Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro SS [COTW 2/11/13]

This is my 2011 SS Neiman Marcus Edition. It is the 12th one built on July 5th 2011. It is 1 of 75 and 1 of 30 manual transmissions. The color is called Mystic Bronze Metallic with ghosted stripes a tad shade darker. Its a great color that changes color depending on light but it is hard to get the color to "pop" in photos. I remember when I had it on order and reading all the opions about its MSRP of $75,000. I was less than excited about that much money but I bit the bullet. I like Special Edition cars.

My car when I received it on July 11th 2011:








After about six months ( and only 200 miles ) I really started looking at it and began to think about how the car came from the factory. The interior was really good. The paint was perfect. The top color was cool but .........
I need to not change anything that made it impossible to return to stock in case it went up in value. The exhaust tone wasn't much louder than a Volt. Then I added a Borla ATAK stainless exhaust with a custom X pipe. That solved that. Then I started think how damn ugly the rear splitter came from the factory. I got the exact paint from GM and had it smoothed out and painted with the fins painted silver like the windshield frame. That solved that.



Under the car there is a plastic cover over the differential. Had to go. Had one made and painted the body color and added
the Neiman Marcus logo. There, thats cool now.





I like cars with roll bars, so it got one.



Now the rims , nice rims but it didn't really add to the car much. I'm a diehard F1 fan. F1 cars have "center lock" rims. I want "center lock" rims. I set out to find some for my car. That was a tough search. Another thing was I didnt want made in China rims either. So, I contacted Forgeline Racing and told them what I wanted. They helped me out and were so easy to work with. They don't make the wheels I finally got so they are the only ones in the World. They were very, very expensive to produce. People really havent noticed there are no lug nuts when they look at the wheels.

21" MD35 Centerlock with gold center and polished lip. 21x9 front and 21x10 rear:







I was considering Turbo's or a Supercharger. As you know there are thousands of engine performance parts so I did what I thought was
right to preserve the car in it's current condition. And then I ordered a ZL1. It was built April 17th, the 205th one made. That solved that. Member Journal for the ZL1 to come soon.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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Whoa! Nice personal touches. Color combo is awesome. Congrats on the ZL1. Enjoy!
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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Very nice. i think you have a one of a kind.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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And a ZL1? Nice
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:36 PM   #6
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This is my 2011 SS Neiman Marcus Edition. It is the 12th one built on July 5th 2011. It is 1 of 75 and 1 of 30 manual transmissions. The color is called Mystic Bronze Metallic with ghosted stripes a tad shade darker. Its a great color that changes color depending on light but it is hard to get the color to "pop" in photos. I remember when I had it on order and reading all the opions about its MSRP of $75,000. I was less than excited about that much money but I bit the bullet. I like Special Edition cars.



I was considering Turbo's or a Supercharger. As you know there are thousands of engine performance parts so I did what I thought was
right to preserve the car in it's current condition. And then I ordered a ZL1. It was built April 17th, the 205th one made. That solved that. Member Journal for the ZL1 to come soon.
I'm a bit confused...you state the car was built on April 17th (2012?) and the VIN# ends in 205, I don't see how that is possible. The first 480 were in QC until the beginning of this month and those were all built before the middle of March. If you're car was built on the 17th of this month, it would take at least 2 weeks before it got to your dealer...thanks for any clarification
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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Nice !
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Nieman Marcus edition!!! Nice job on making it your own. And I love the pic of it with your new ZL1!!
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:48 PM   #10
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wow, very nice, the wheels look awesome.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:56 PM   #11
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At a glance I wouldn't know it's a Camaro. I like the gold wheel change on the brown metalic.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:42 AM   #12
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I'm a bit confused...you state the car was built on April 17th (2012?) and the VIN# ends in 205, I don't see how that is possible. The first 480 were in QC until the beginning of this month and those were all built before the middle of March. If you're car was built on the 17th of this month, it would take at least 2 weeks before it got to your dealer...thanks for any clarification
Thanks for catching that. I picked it up April 17th. It was built February 17th. That makes more since then.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
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Thank you. That is what I wanted to make the car, classy. I feel it worked out well. Drove it 90 miles yesterday . It was the first time I took it out and really drove it. Got home and it now has 444 miles. It drove really smooth. I really ran it hard too. My wife drove the new ZL1 right behind me and everytime I leaned on it she collected my bumper with no real effort. We did a run with 18 other Camaro's. Good times.
They are very different cars. One is a cruiser and the other a bruiser.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #14
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Kinda competes with the Bentley Continental Drop top as far as looks. Thanks for your remark.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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Those are some sexy rides!

I got to reverse park that ZL1.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #16
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NMSS#12 -- thank you for choosing Camaro as your choice of 'cruiser!'

I love what you've done to the convertible - and I think your modifications are in keeping with the N/M design. (I esp. love the wheels and diff. cover!)

On behalf of everyone at Team Camaro - we hope your new Camaros will be the best cars you've ever owned!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:25 AM   #17
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Car looks awesome ,love the color combo and rims ,congrats and welcome .
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #18
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Love what you've done with the NM special edition. The color is awesome, like IBM, you have to see it in the sun to appreciate it. Thanks for sharing with us!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #19
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:46 AM   #20
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Very Nice....!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:48 AM   #21
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That looks classy. I like it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:40 AM   #22
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man, i love ur car. btw could me what makes it different than the other convertible camaro? like i'd to know the different. thanks.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #23
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good looking car!!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #24
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Nice looking ride...congrats on COTW..

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #25
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