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?