Lexus 1989-2008 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Lexus 1989-2008

Some recently-devised Lexus models have the potential to become ‘classics’ but it will be a while before the LC500 starts making gains in the manner of its LFA predecessor.

Of the affordable Lexus offerings with potential for growth perhaps look at an early IS-F with minimal kilometres on the clock and $35,000 on the windscreen.

The big LS sedans were a used-market disaster back in the 1990s and boat anchors today. The very best LS400 might make $10,000 and a low-km LS430 $8000 more.

An early GS300 with good history at $6000-7000 makes a nice car for regular use and above that look at $20,000 for a convertible SC430.

LS400 1989-00 $6310 [9] 

LS430 2001-05 $13,760 [11]

GS300 1998-03 $5090 [18] 

GS300 2004-08 $12,665 [13]

SC430 $20,870 [9] 

IS-F 5.0 2008-09 $37,275 [8]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.


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