All that chrome has clearly gone to the owner's head.
Only 500 examples of the Lexus LFA supercar were built in a two-year period beginning in late 2010. At the time, the V10-powered machine was regarded as the embodiment of everything the Japanese automaker was technologically capable of. To this day, the LFA remains at the top of many people's lists of greatest cars of all time. Even the present-day Lexus LC 500 halo model has yet to achieve this level of status. You had to be wealthy in order to buy one, but that doesn't mean all wealthy buyers have good taste. This chrome-covered Lexus LFA is a prime example.
Up for sale on Germany's Mobile.de is this chrome-wrapped 2011 LFA with just 541 miles on its odometer. The price? 1,049,600 euros, which includes the 19 percent VAT. That comes to about $1,136,000 according to current exchange rates.
If you think this is overpriced that's because it is. A quick online search will reveal low-mileage used LFAs selling for half that amount. So what makes this LFA so special? Does it have a famous previous owner? Nothing is mentioned in the advertisement, so it appears the chrome wrap is how the dealer justifies the price. The red leather-trimmed interior looks to be in perfect condition, which shouldn't come as a surprise given the ultra-low mileage. The good news is that wraps can easily be removed, which is one of the reasons they're so popular.
However, if you're in the market for an ultra-low mileage LFA - more specifically, one that's never been driven at all - you're in luck.
As of last January, there were still four unsold LFAs available for sale right here in America. That number has been dropping for the past few years. For example, in 2017 there were still a dozen unsold LFAs, so come this time next year don't be surprised if that number finally falls to zero. And when that happens, used LFAs will be the only way to go.
Chances are most don't have a chrome wrap that somehow adds a few hundred thousand dollars to its price.