View Full Version : Stock 1996 Lexus LX450 Scottsdale, AZ - No Rust!

06-20-2008, 03:26 PM
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1996-LX450 pictures from friends & fun photos on webshots (http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563596087faNSbU?vhost=good-times)

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I hate to let it go, but I have too many vehicles...two too many if you're counting.

1996 Lexus LX 450 Gold/Bling Trim - 3nd Owner - Sold new in SoCal, and been in rust-free Arizona almost it's entire life. I've owned it since around Halloween last year.
For the newbies, this is nearly the exact same thing as a Toyota Land Cruiser (or "Landcruiser" for the searchers...), but with a few more goodies from the factory - still only one useable d&^% cupholder though. :lol:

Asking $9,000 or best reasonable offer
Private Party KBB value in "good condition" (not excellent) is $9,845.00.
(Suggested Retail KBB Value is as high as $13,250.)

Call or email John ---> johnnyx @ gmail.com, or via cell at (six zero two) 790-0297.

Located in Scottsdale, 85259 (near Desert Mtn High School) or at my office at NE Corner of Chaparral and 101 in Scottsdale, 85250.

The Scoop:

VIN: JT6HJ88J4T0131133
147,xxx miles

High/Low 4WD - No Differential Lockers (I could call the "PWR" switch a locker, but I won't. ;) )
"Mall Queen/Kid Hauler/Grocery Getter" (previous owner maintained it very well and if I recall correctly never took it offroad, though I did venture off unpaved Table Mesa Rd N of Phoenix one day - passed a few sedans in both directions...)

Two-tone White/"Champagne"
New exhaust in 2003.
All Stock vehicle minus Discount tire MB Motoring Brand 16x8 wheels from Discount Tire in Fountain Hills.
Removed side-steps - they're in my garage in good shape.
All wheel drive - does NOT have Diff locks.
Tan leather in good condition - driver side front shows some normal wear, but NO tears or rips.
Power seats work properly
CD Changer works great
Built-in Phone REMOVED, power antenna does not go up and down, I leave it up.
The windshield washer "diverter" needs replacing (inexpensive, but it never rains in AZ so I didn't get to that either...)
3rd row seats in excellent condition - almost always folded up. 2nd row in great shape too.
Rear hatch mechanism does not function w/ the remote - I ordered a replacement - it's in the mail.
Passed Emissions and renewed registration w/ Arizona MVD on May 30, 2008.
Could use new belts, but I just haven't had time - relatively easy do it yourself job.
Tires are all 305-70-16 (2 BFG MT's and 2 Remington Wide Brute's - spare is a BFG MTas well :rolleyes: )...I have the 4th MT that needs a patch/plug - these MTs are great for offroad use but have uneven wear (I bought them locally for cheap and have decided even though I had MT's on a daily driver before, these are not great for the road. I also have a set of FOUR 265-75-16 AT's to go with it - 50% tread. (You'll see those in the pics (click any photo below for the album.)

I've only put a few thousand miles on it - I had planned to sell my Nissan Armada but let's face it, no one wants a V8 gas guzzler/school-bus-sized vehicle right now unless it's being given away - so I'm keeping the Armada to drive clients in. So here's your chance for a ~~I-6~~ semi-gas-guzzler. ;) (AND it's one of the best 4x4's ever built -my '64 Scout comes in close 2nd).)

I will also throw in a set of two yakima crossbars and locking mounts. Will hold ski racks, bike racks, bad mother-in-laws (under 225 lbs), etc.
I have the bug shield in the garage too - it's in good condition.

While I owned it:

10/31/07 - NEW EGR Vacuum switching valve & EGR Modulator (Fixed P0401... $600.00+)

Misc Fixes/Updates:

New piezo beeper for the alarm - you can hear it now
new/used front bumper inserts added
Misc exterior light bulbs
New Brighter Headlights (SilverStar?)
Fixed rattling sunroof trim
Fixed (I think) minor leak at driver side windshield - there's ZERO rust where it came in - it's a dry heat here.

From PREVIOUS owner records:

09/23/03 - ($2,117.57) All New Exhaust system, including cats and front o2 sensor from Scott Toyota.

12/18/04 - ($1,355.53) Toyoworks, Phx, Az @ 127,286 miles

Front Trunyon Reseal Kit
Axle Seal
Wheel Bearing Seal
PS Pump Reseal Gasket Kit
Valve cover gasket
AC Belt
PCV Hose
Heater Hose
Heater Hose
10/40 motor oil
oil filter
Berryman Brake parts/cleaner
Power steering fluid
speed sensor kit
gear oil

Reseal front trunions, replace axle seals left & right and all related gaskets
Reseal power steering pump assembly
Replace valve cover gasket
Replace drive belt
Change oil and filter

01/16/04 - Scott Toyota ($306.46) @ 115,526 miles
Replace Rear brake pads
Replace Front brake pads

Various Oil Change records he kept from Fletcher's Tire and Auto Service in Scottsdale (He had a lifetime oil change setup there). (I've used Fletcher's in the past too, they've been great.)
09/10/06 @ 141,474
02/18/06 @ 138,215
09/10/05 @ 134,403
03/30/05 @ 131,374
08/25/04 @ 123,232
05/25/04 @ 119,512
02/06/04 @ 116,109
10/08/02 @ 99,994
07/10/01 @ 82,588
08/20/01 @ 86,375
03/10/01 @ 78,690
11/10/00 @ 74,289
07/14/00 @ 70,874
05/01/00 @ 67,394
03/18/99 @ 50,429

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and it's fast. Check the Max Speed. :lol:
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I have the bug shield in the garage too - it's in good condition.
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08-13-2008, 11:19 AM

08-13-2008, 06:57 PM
Congrats on selling the LX...

Would you mind letting us know what you ended up selling it for? I'd be interested to know :thumb: