This LX450 is an exceptional example of the classic 80 series. The Lexus version has all of the same superb mechanical underpinnings, plus more creature comforts and superior interior trim. We bought this truck from an elderly gentleman, who was the original owner. Rarely do you find this model in such nice condition, and with this low mileage. It has 130,381 original miles. The previous owner overheated the truck (radiator leak), then let it sit for a while. We took it in and did a Stage One full mechanical service. Highlights of the service work just completed includes the following:
• Fully rebuilt head using OEM parts
• Virtually all hoses new
• New radiator, t-stat, water pump, fan clutch
• Rebuilt P/S pump, new lines
• New oil & filter
• Complete major tune up (wires/plugs/cap/rotor…)
• New throttle cable
• New battery
• Rebuilt alternator
• New headlights
• New Carpet
• Repainted bumpers with new ends and rear center step
All paint appears to be original. A few scratches, as shown in images. Rear quarter panels have some light damage due to the old tubular light guards, which actually cause more damage than they offer in protection. They have now been removed. On the inside we fit new carpet, refreshed the seats, replaced the driver seat drive motor, and did a major detail. Seating for seven! All wood trim is in excellent condition. Some unique features in this Lexus version includes a CD changer, and a factory optional flip phone integrated in the center console (wow, I know… it is removable yet nifty).
Originally, we were preparing this for my fifteen-year-old son, but ended up going a different route for him. You will not find a more thoroughly serviced 80/450 on the market. Not someone’s used truck with neglected maintenance and plenty of surprises. This is one you hop in and drive, as it has been very carefully serviced and tested.