Lexus (1989-2006) - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Lexus 1989-2006 market review from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide

Lexus took a surprisingly long time to become an established brand and along the way left a string of cars that offer opportunities for the astute.

Early LS400 sedans are finally achieving recognition and those showing 150,000km or less can exceed $10,000. The GS300 is less-cumbersome and survives in decent numbers, however cars from the late 1990s are worth only $4500-7000, LS430s that cost $170K new offer loads of value at less than $20,000.

| Buyers' Guide: Lexus GS300 1997-2005

Collector appeal is minimal. One Lexus that does offer some chance of future growth though is the classy SC430 convertible. These when new were also ten times their current value but depreciation has finally slowed and excellent cars cost around $20,000.

LS400 1989-00 $8510 [20]

LS430 2001-05 $17,845 [7]

GS300 1998-03 $5330 [18] 

GS300 2004-06  $8770 [23] 

SC430 $16,730 [17]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.

See the Lexus 2019 Market Review here


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