This ‘New’ Lexus LX 470 Was Stolen In 2001; Now It’s Being Sold For $140k With 1k Miles

Finding an old car with incredibly low miles and in practically new condition will always be a very interesting find. Still, trying to sell one of these vehicles could result in situations like this: a 2001 Lexus LX470 with just 1,043 miles on the odometer could be yours for the…holy guacamole…price of $139,000.

Now, we’re not here to judge the seller for his decision to ask for that kind of money, but to witness an FJ100 series in a time-warp condition.

Everything on it looks so fresh and new, you can almost smell the leather inside the cabin. Even the plastic buttons on the dashboard and the console appear like they’ve never been used.

The seller says on his eBay listing that the specific truck has a rather unique story that justifies why it’s been used so little. The car was stolen off a Lexus dealership back in 2001, before ever being delivered to its owner, with the thieves storing it for many years in a warehouse with over 20 other exotic cars.

The entire collection of stolen high-end cars was eventually recovered. The seller claims that because the insurance company paid off the dealership in 2001, Carfax will report it as a ‘salvage’ vehicle, because it’s Carfax’s default way of reporting on stolen cars paid off by an insurance company.

After getting sold to the seller, this Lexus LX 470 underwent a full service “top to bottom” at a Lexus dealer that cost $3,900 in order to make sure that everything works as it should after all those years of sitting around. The only thing that wasn’t changed were the tires which are the original items fitted in the truck.

That’s because the seller believes the truck will eventually end up in some sort of a collection or even a museum, given its incredibly low mileage. What do you think? Is $139,000 a fair price for probably the world’s lowest mileage FJ100 series?

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  • Bob

    hahaha. Seller is an idiot. This or a new Range Rover.

    • Jay

      Wouldn’t you say this would be more reliable..

  • jodi

    The 100 series ended production 11 years ago, that isn’t too long ago, you can still find low mileage examples around the world.

  • TrevP

    I think its a cool find, but not for 139k.

    • thunder bolt

      Seller had a minor stroke when he was about to type in the price.

  • Merc1

    Homely styling, circa 2001 Lexus, but you won’t find a more reliable SUV.


  • David Peterson


  • Autoexperte

    reliabilty and quality

  • Harry_Wild

    This was time where Lexus made good looking vehicles! Just look at the LX 470!

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      I am. It’s awful!

    • no25

      Lexus still makes good looking vehicles

      • DR.FUNK

        See your eye doctor.

        • no25

          actually I’m allowed to have my own opinion as are you. so go see a teacher and learn respect.

          • Mynameis Taylor

            I agree with you. peoples should be able to state their opinions without such negative commentary. That being said, I think the Lexus is a bit bland

          • Merc1

            See your eye doctor, not now, but RIGHT NOW.


          • no25

            Shut up, troll. Glad you have nothing better to do with your life than go to a 3 day old article and comment hate on my comments. Go drool over a Mercedes (that you can’t afford).

    • Liam Paul

      there was never a time like that

  • robotlogic

    “Just cause it’s old don’t make it gold”. I myself buy junk and sell Classic Cars.

  • Jay

    It’s a great looking car, condition wise. While I don’t think it’s worth that price, it’s worth around 20K-40K at the most but even that’s reaching.

  • Steve Hatton

    A bit rich for something that is just a Land cruiser in fancy dress !

    • Mynameis Taylor

      not even a fancy dress lol. Lexus didn’t even bother changing the dress.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Whoever buys this car at 140,000 USD REALLY loves it.

  • We don’t know the state of the cars storage all those years, we could potentially see rotten and troublesome cars. And yes, you won’t dare to use it because you will devalued the cars.

  • RocZX

    Its priced on ebay at $129k not $139k.

    It was sold at auction in Aug.’17 for just over $11k

  • Christian Wimmer

    I never saw the appeal of these. It is literally a dressed-up Land Cruiser with an uninspiring exterior and interior design. It just screams boring and badge engineered.

    Sure, it’s reliable but if I am gonna pamper myself in this class I want some style and a nicer interior. Looks like I’ll go for the Range Rover.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      I couldn’t agree more.

  • Craig

    It looks more luxurious than a new one. But at that price? No thanks. Besides… I don’t like the history.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      than the new one…. really?

      • Craig


  • Tymon Grabowski

    It’s not FJ. It’s UZJ.

  • Kyle Rice

    What is a FJ100? Does that mean this has a 3fe or a 2F in it?

  • Navy ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Damn, this is a rare bird!

  • Liam Paul

    Nope, not worth 140k not in this lifetime. I would say realistly maybe it could be worth the new sticker price, even that could be on he high end.

  • sirbarton

    This is stupid and if anyone buys it for more than 50-60k they will never get their money back.

    I mean, with a budget of $139k I could buy a restored FJ43 and a brand new 200 series.

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