But there's a good reason why.
After being previewed by the stunning concept, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible debuted last year, and it was certainly worth the wait. Starting at $101,000, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 is by far the most expensive model in the Japanese automaker's current model lineup - and that's before you start loading it with optional extras.
This particular 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible cost considerably more than that, however. Someone actually paid a staggering $2 million to own one the first 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertibles to roll off the production line, but it's all going to a good cause.
This one-of-a-kind 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible was sold at the annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in Arizona earlier this year, raising $2 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Bob Woodruff Foundation charities. Now, the winning 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible has been delivered to its new owner Kent Stevinson, Dealer Principal of Stevinson Lexus of Lakewood in Colorado. Stevinson is the first person to receive delivery of the new Lexus LC 500 Convertible in the US.
"To actually see the car eight months later from seeing the prototype at Barrett-Jackson, it was quite the presentation and it hits you that this is vehicle number one," said Stevinson. " The experience was also unique for Stevinson in that he was able to see the vehicle evolve from concept to final production first-hand.
"When I was on the Lexus Dealer Council I saw the prototype of the convertible, so just knowing you are taking delivery on the first one is really something."
Based on the limited Inspiration Series, the unique Lexus LC 500 Convertible features a striking Structural Blue exterior with a white semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, along with unique blue brake calipers and Liquid Platinum accents. Stevinson also received framed sketch of the LC 500 Convertible by the Chief Designer Tadao Mori, an engine cover signed by Lexus President Koji Sato and Chief Engineer Yasushi Muto, a portfolio with production-line photos and a certificate signed by the President of Lexus, the Chief Engineer and the General Manager of the Motomachi plant, where the car was built.