It's one of the best examples of the Japanese supercar we've ever seen.
The Lexus LFA. It's no ordinary supercar. It was developed twice as someone at the company decided when the car was almost complete that it would be even better if the whole aluminum body was made of carbon fiber. The engine was something of a masterpiece too. A 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V10 co-developed with experts of pretty noises Yamaha. The result was a run of 500 cars, each of which Lexus lost money on, much like the Bugatti Veyron. Even one Jeremy Clarkson called it his favorite car ever and he still sticks to that belief. Ten years on, fans are still clamoring for a successor. But what if you could own a new one today?
Last we checked, there were still four examples of the famously brilliant car on sale at various dealers in the US. However, none of them have been looked after in the way Barrett-Jackson's lot 749 has. The car going on auction is finished in Obsidian Pearl with some subtle gold accents over the black and tan interior, but what's special about this car isn't its spec. It's barely broken in, having done just 1,100 miles, all with its first owner. In addition, the owner has kept the car in a climate-controlled garage with all of its original documents. Mint is an understatement for the condition of this car.
The car on offer is number 425 of the 500-model production run, a satisfyingly square number, and will go on auction with no reserve. If you're interested, bear in mind that these cars cost around $400,000 brand new and have been known to fetch more than that on the lot, so a bargain is unlikely. Some have even been sold for seven figures. If that kind of money is pocket change for you, then you can bid on the car at Barrett-Jackson's first live auction since the pandemic put the world on hold. The auction will run from October 22 to 24.