For Sale: Lexus Off-Road Sedan

00s0s_52TOwOtCJr9_600x450This one isn’t for everyone. You need to be a special kind of person to appreciate this build. Its awesome. Its also way out there. And for $3,500, its yours! You can see the live ad here, but I pasted it in below for longevity.  

I have for sale my clean titled (yeah you read that right) and daily driven 1990 Lexus LS400 w/ 176,XXX miles. It has served me well throughout my ownership, but I get bored easily, so now I’m seeing if I can sell it before I spend more money on it. If you have any questions, just let me know. But please don’t waste my time, if you’re not seriously interested, with cash in hand, then don’t bother. Simple as that. Thank you.

All within the past 4,000 miles:
-New alternator (lifetime warranty)
-New radiator
-New upper and lower radiator house
-New serpentine belt 
-New inner and outer tie rod
-New sway bar end link
-New lower ball joint
-New upper ball joint/a-arm
-New iridium spark plugs x 8
-New spark plug wires x8
-New valve cover gasket x2
-New spark plug tube seals x8
-New fuel filter 
-New air filter
-New (re-manufactured) PS pump
-New oil (Mobil 1 5W-30)
-New anti-freeze
-New differential fluid (75W-90)

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Modifications/aftermarket:
-Some random 15″ rims I found with 30″ Goodyear DuraTrac tires
-Welded differential
-Clearenced/chopped 3″ from quarter panel/fender well to clear tires (welded up sealed properly) *see picture*
-Tucked fender well harness
-Z fender flares 
-Custom tube bumper (bolted to steel plate so is easily removable) 
– 3″ straight pipe (kind of) dumps out the passenger side no cats but passed emissions without a problem 
-40″ E Series Rigid Industries light bar (combo pattern) Retails for $1,300
-10″ E Series Rigid Industries light bar (combo pattern) Retails for $400
-D2 Pair Series Rigid Industries (driving pattern) Retails for $380
Light switches in glove compartment
-Custom blue LED light dash
-All tail lights are LED bulbs
-Shift kit w/ filter (not yet installed still in box)

Pretty much all I can think of as of now. I have driven this car pretty hard on gravel/off road multiple times, hit rev limiter on some occasions, and drove home right after without a hitch (except when my alternator died). Been to Oregon and back with it also. Only thing I would advice is probably getting the timing belt done as I don’t know the history on it, but when I pulled the covers off to do the spark plugs it looked good. Also windshield has a crack, but it hasn’t bothered me and gauge cluster need to be re-calibrated. I have $2,000 in lights on this car. So you’ll be getting the rest for only $1,000 more.
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http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4841968125.html

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Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. trevor at 6:04 am

    I just bought it last weekend. Super fun car.

    • Bill Caswell Author at 6:42 pm

      You are the new owner? We have so many questions! Send us an email. Content at buildraceparty.com