Tuesday, December 17, 2019

White & Tan: 1999 Lexus LS400

This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: If it drives as good as it looks, this will dish out many more miles. Only driven about 9,000 a year to date... Yes indeed, this is the case of a seller who has taken some nice photos of a car that is clean. You could probably find better dollars/mile LS sedans all over craigslist...but those ones aren't as sparkly clean. Find this 1999 Lexus LS400 offered for $5999 in Southwest Houston, TX via craigslist.

From the seller:
1999 Lexus LS400
VIN: JT8BH28F2X0155583
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 18600
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
Few months ago, I was driving by and happened to see this car with a for sale sign on. I immediately bought since it was one of my favorite luxury cars growing up and I always wanted to have one.

I do go through a lot of cars and plan was the same for this, fix it up, enjoy it, then sell it.

I like to have all my cars in as pristine condition as possible and that's what I tried to achieve with this as well but unfortunately have ran out of time and energy, since I have 4 other on going projects right now. There are only a hand full of things left to do on this to make it look like more brand new than it already does.

Before I describe the whole car, keep in mind its still 20 years old and has 186,000 miles on it.
Price is negotiable.

The entire body is straight and shiny. No dents or major scratches. Few spots where paint was chipped have been touched up. The chrome strip in the bumpers is peeling off. The windshield has a rock chip. Some of the gray two tone panels are fading.

Possibly the cleanest one you will ever find! Very minor scuff marks here and there. All electronics work perfectly fine. Woodgrain steering wheel and accents. Full powered front seats.

Wheels looks new and the car has brand new tires with full road hazard warranty.

Everything works great. Transmission shifts very smoothly. Recent oil change. No leaks!

New Rotors/Pads up front. The rear rotors could use replacement eventually. The suspension has minor squeaks from aging. but over all performs great. Shocks still seem good since the car is not bouncy on bumps.

I do have clean title in hand and I am the second registered owner of this vehicle.
All the original books/vin stickers are included with the car.

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  1. i am impressed by the longevity and performance of these....getting 25/30 mpg at 70 mph and in this version doing 159 mph flat out.....and silent and comfortable with long wearing interior...

  2. I have driven a few of these nice car's without having to take the day after pill like the Euro car's do.

  3. I had an 89 LS400, it was an amazing car but not nearly as rugged and reliable as I thought. It was my dad's for 10 years and I bought it from him in 99 and, if I'm to be totally honest, my Mercedes and Porsche have been more reliable at even older age with higher miles.

  4. For a few years, these were the officially certified automotive conveyance of the Houston bourgeois. Seriously, they were everywhere from the Houstonian to the Transco to Champions Forest. At some point, the Suburban clawed to the top of that heap but I still remember my first ride in one as a teenager... it was impossibly quiet inside, so mush so that the tachometer was actually useful-despite it’s automatic transmission-in that it was the only indication to your senses that the car was actually running.

  5. Too bad this car is a base model, looks to have aftermarket seat covers on the front, non-standard steering wheel and shift knob, cheap tires, improperly refinished wheels (should have a machined face), No heated seats, no Nakamichi, no factory floor mats.

    Other than that, would be a nice car to pound some miles on!

  6. Dang, it was at $5,999 and been dropped to $4,999...


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