Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5k: Rally Strange: 1990 Lexus LS400

The Lexus LS was launced in 1989 but it took a few years before buyers were willing to shell out their cold hard cash for an S-Class sized offering from the island of Japan.  The LS offers a level of luxury and cruiser style that is hard to match for the money, but all my years of ogling used cars, I've never seen an LS400 mudder before.  Find this 1990 Lexus LS400 offered for $3,500 in Puyallup, WA via craigslist.  Tip from Gary.

Just about any car can be turned into an offroad monster, but the Lexus LS series is a exceptionally strange pick.  This Dukes of Kyoto mud rat is equipped with big mud tires, basher bumper, and some fancy pants off road lights.

Ironically just as the second generation LS was getting into production, Mercedes was going into the dark era of Daimler-Chrysler when quality went out the door like underwear at the prom.  As Mercedes mortgaged its extensive history of building bulletproof sedans with plastic and poorly assembled junk, Toyota was paying it forward with a line of maintenance free luxury automobiles that have stood the test of time. 

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  1. Your father and I leave you alone for one weekend. One! And this is what you do to our family car? And I suppose you know nothing about the tire tracks digging up the front lawn?

  2. Your father and I leave you alone for one weekend. One! And this is what you do to our family car? And I suppose you know nothing about the tire tracks digging up the front lawn?

  3. Perfect timing for the mad max premier!

  4. Willing to bet this guy has his "med" card...

  5. God help me, I like it. I live where there are hordes of high-end Japanese and European luxury cars and I'm a comparative serf with my old Honda and Fiat. If one was to drive that sucker around town, I'd be willing to bet that the local lexus dealer would pay me 10 grand just to get it off the street. Might not be too bad at rallycross either!

  6. Same here, I am already thinking that motor would sound incredible thru straight pipes or megaphones to amp it up! This is giving me all sorts of bad ideas for my own local craigslist finds, ideas that never came to me before! Muuuwaaahahahahahhaha!

  7. Need a spec rally series, rear-drive sedans at least 190 inches in length.

    It'd be entertaining, but I wouldn't stand too close to the course.

    1. and estates/wagons too! I would be all for this

  8. Drop it 3K and run it in LeMons!

  9. I didn't get a picture of it, but years ago, hidden in the back of a used car dealer there was a Cadillac Limo jacked up on a 4X4 platform. Poverty is a bitch and I didn't have the $1K to buy it. I could have made a mint over the years renting it out for proms. Stretch Hummers are just too pedestrian.

  10. Make certain that no cheat will set out advance close to your lavish Lexus as their will be a programmed alarm, hooting or even blaze light that will caution your consideration and that of spectators.
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