NO RESERVE - 2002 Lexus SC430

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Smart Lexus luxury drop-top
  • Folding electric hardtop
  • Less than 50k from new
  • Full main dealer service record 

THE APPEAL


With the success of the fabulous LS luxury saloon behind it, Lexus entered the 21st century on the crest of a wave, Toyota’s luxury arm offering Mercedes-Benz style luxury with inherent Japanese reliability. 

It had evolved from a one-model range to a more diverse selection of cars, with the GS rivalling the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the IS200 going for the jugular of the C-Class (Lexus made no secret of the fact that Mercedes was its benchmark…). The SC430 was its assault on the Mercedes-Benz SL, but with a 2+2 layout offering a pair of nominal rear seats. The electric folding hardtop (see also: Mercedes-Benz SLK) was its party piece and folded away in seconds at the touch of a button.

This one was registered in Manchester in 2002 and has spent the majority of its life on Merseyside, with two recorded owners, though the vendor believes this to be down to lost documentation as the lady owner’s name and address are the same throughout the car’s comprehensive history. Ostensibly, it’s most likely a one-owner car, and has a genuine sub-50k mileage. 

It’s presented in one of the best colours for the model and is in superb order inside and out.



THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK


  • UK V5C
  • Two registered keepers, both with the same name and address (one former keeper) 
  • MOT October 2023 with no advisory in its MOT life par one in 2018 (for brake callipers) 
  • Main dealer service history for its entire life
  • Recent service invoice
  • Original handbook
  • Three keys
  • Service wallet
  • Tracker system
  • All original booklets and papers
  • Sat nav disc
  • Cherished registration included


The full Lexus main dealer history that complements this machine is as follows, 9,048 on 27.01.05 at Lexus Manchester, 11,325 on 31.01.06 at Lexus Manchester, 14,091 on 11.01.07 at Lexus Manchester, 21,878 on 16.01.08 at Lexus Manchester, 25,703 on 05.02.10 at Lexus Manchester, 30,006 on 06.09.11 at Independent Specialist, 39,002 on 06.04.16 at Lexus Liverpool, 44,505 on 11.04.18 at Lexus Liverpool, and finally 48,139 on 28.09.20 at yes you guessed it - the last being Lexus Liverpool. The main dealer history is exceptionally impressive for such a machine as these often get neglected, not this one It looks like it has been pampered since birth.




THE INTERIOR


  • Excellent heated beige leather
  • Multi-adjustable electric seats
  • High specification
  • Factory sat nav
  • 2+2 layout
  • Electrically retractable stereo cover
  • Cruise control
  • Light maple veneers
  • Mark Levinson surround sound stereo system\
  • Wood-rimmed steering wheel
  • Dealer mats



THE EXTERIOR 


  • Excellent paintwork
  • Costa Azul Blue Micatallic
  • Electric roof operates faultlessly
  • Brushed alloy wheels in good order
  • No notable damage or visible corrosion
  • Appears sound underneath – no corrosion advisories on past MOTs



THE MECHANICS 


  • 4.3-litre V8
  • Near-silent idle – a Lexus signature
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Full Lexus main dealer service history
  • Drives well with no known faults
  • Strong performance



SUMMARY


This is a superb example of a rare and unusual luxury GT, with the added advantage of that power folding hardtop that truly makes it stand out and gives convertible appeal in the warmer months with no winter compromise. 

It’s in impeccable condition and drives flawlessly, with a main dealer history and one family ownership from new. There aren’t many SC430s left as good as this example.  

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Lexus
  • Model SC430
  • Colour Costa Azul Mica
  • Odometer 49,133 Miles
  • Engine size 4298
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
64 bids
  • ma•••• £9,300 27/11/22
  • mi•••• £9,200 27/11/22
  • mi•••• £9,100 27/11/22
  • ly•••• £9,000 27/11/22
  • co•••• £8,900 27/11/22
  • ly•••• £8,800 27/11/22
  • co•••• £8,700 27/11/22
  • ly•••• £8,600 26/11/22
  • ja•••• £8,500 24/11/22
  • Av•••• £8,499 24/11/22

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