Remember last month's 72-mile example? Here's what it sold for.
It's been over a decade since the Lexus LFA ceased production, but demand remains high among collectors. Now we're beginning to see a widening price range. And we're not just talking a few thousand or tens of thousands of dollars, but rather hundreds of thousands. Case in point: this 72-mile 2012 model year example we featured last month being auctioned off on Bring A Trailer.
At the time, the highest bid had already reached $630,000, but that was several days before the auction's conclusion. By the time all was said and done this LFA was sold for an astonishing $808,000. At this rate, don't be surprised to see other low-mileage LFA nearly reach the $1 million mark.
Just give it some more time; LFAs like this that are in excellent overall condition will cross the seven-figure dollar amount on a fairly regular basis. Combustion-powered supercars like the LFA are going to become highly sought after in the years ahead. All major brands - Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Pagani - are all making the transition. It won't happen overnight, of course.
Also important to bear in mind is that the LFA arrived just before turbocharging became the new standard for many supercars, like the Ferrari 488 GTB and its F8 Tributo successor. Lamborghini remains one the few holdouts. If there's ever a direct LFA successor (today's LC Coupe is not considered to be that vehicle) it's going to be electrified, perhaps even fully electric.
And when/if that happens, LFA values will surely increase even more. This particular LFA was clearly intended to be an investment from the get-go. Aside from the mostly delivery miles (it came to the dealer years ago with 27 miles on the odometer), the sale included the window sticker, all manufacturer's literature, and unique LFA-branded luggage and a first aid kit. The steering also features the optional cream leather grips and an engine-start button.
Perhaps we'll be seeing this specific LFA go up for auction again in the coming years. If so, we can't wait to see what it'll sell for.