2012 Lexus LFA

Nürburgring
$149.3M worth of cars at RM Sotheby's Monterey
Thursday, 12 August - Saturday, 14 August
$1,600,000
Sale Price
$900,000 - $1,100,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
14 August 2021
Sold Date
313
Lot Number
#2
Original
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. JTHHX8BH5C1000301. Black over black Alcantara. 4805/563hp V-10, BBS wheels, Bridgestone Potenza tires, yellow calipers. Comes with window sticker, luggage, Lexus Racing gloves.

Evaluation: Represented with 930 miles. One of 25 sold with the Nürburgring package in the US, and one of three finished in black. Represented with 930 miles and is in excellent condition.

Bottom Line: Lexus built just 500 LFAs, and only 64 of those were equipped with the Nürburgring package with improved aerodynamics, 10 extra horsepower, quicker gearbox, lighter wheels, and lower ride height. Although there were LFAs sitting at dealers years after Lexus stopped building them, the collector car market has woken up to what amazing pieces of design and engineering they are. Sale prices have climbed up over the past couple of years, and this was a leap. It’s a world record auction price for a Japanese road car and over three and a half times the original MSRP less than a decade ago.

by Andrew Newton
25 August 2021

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