The first Lexus LC 500 convertible sold at auction for $ 2 millionJanuary 20, 2020
The Japanese automaker decided to hold an auction to sell the first copy of the production version of the Lexus LC 500 convertible, the money from which was sent to charity.
The car, whose VIN number ends in 100001, was put up for auction by the auction house Barrett-Jackson. The buyer of the Lexus LC 500 Convertible remains unnamed, but it is reported that $ 2 million, were given for the car. Thus, this instance became the most expensive Lexus convertible in history.
It is specified that the convertible was from the limited series Inspiration, of which only 100 units were produced. It is distinguished from the usual version by its bright blue body color, blue brake calipers, as well as a interior with white semi-aniline leather trim. Additionally, on the door sills of the car there are carbon lining with the nameplate LC Inspiration Series Launch Exclusive 1 of 1.
The model is driven by a 5.0-liter V8, which returns 477 hp. power and 540 Nm of torque. A couple of the unit is a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
In addition to the car, the buyer got a portfolio with pictures showing the assembly process of the car, a certificate signed by engineers and the Lexus factory director, a sketch of a cabriolet in a frame, a set of luggage cases, an additional certificate for driving lessons, as well as 3 paid nights in a luxury hotel in American Pebble Beach with access to the golf course.
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