BaT Auction: 1996 Lexus LX450
This 1996 Lexus LX450 spent its life in North Carolina before being acquired by the seller’s mother in 2011 and relocated to Georgia. It is finished in Champagne Pearl over tan leather and is powered by a 4.5-liter inline-six mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. Equipment includes a three-inch Old Man Emu lift, a front brush guard, taillight guards, running boards, a roof rack, a sunroof, and an aftermarket stereo. An oil change was performed and BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires were mounted in 2020. This LX450 shows 169k miles and is offered by the seller on behalf of his mother with a clean Carfax report and a clean Georgia title.
The truck is finished in Champagne Pearl and features darker lower-body cladding, factory running boards, a power sunroof, a roof rack, a rear wind deflector, and an aftermarket brush guard and taillight guards. Discoloration can be seen on the driver’s-side mirror, and photos of body panel VIN tags can be viewed in the gallery below.
The 16” wheels are wrapped in 285/75 BF-Goodrich All-Terrain tires that show 2020 date codes and were mounted in December 2020. A three-inch Old Man Emu lift kit and steering stabilizer have been installed, and a spare is located underneath the rear cargo area.
The interior features seating trimmed in tan leather, along with woodgrain accents on the center console and door panels. Amenities include power-adjustable front seats, folding third-row seating, cruise control, and a Pioneer double-DIN head unit with Bluetooth connectivity linked with Polk audio speakers. The seller notes that the driver’s-side rear door does not electronically lock and the passenger seat bottom does not adjust and is also missing the electric seat back-adjustment lever cover.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 6k-rpm tachometer and a 130-mph speedometer, along with gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, voltage, and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 169k miles, approximately 38k of which were added by the seller.
The 4.5-liter 1FZ-FE inline-six was factory-rated at 212 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The air conditioning compressor, starter, and alternator were replaced in 2019 and an oil change was performed in August 2020.
Additional underside photos are provided in the gallery below.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists history in North Carolina and Georgia. A walk-around video and a driving video are presented below, and additional footage can be seen on the seller’s YouTube channel.