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Old 11-18-11, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default She turns 10. Happy 10th to #85

So its been 10 years since Neiman Marcus released my car in their annual Christmas catalog and in 10 years my car has transformed in a number of ways. 10 years and about 32,xxx miles she should have plenty of life left in her. Who has the oldest sc430?

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Old 11-18-11, 11:20 PM   #2
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Congrats and Happy Birthday....Here's to many more years of reliability !
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Old 11-19-11, 06:13 AM   #3
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Happy Birthday. Should have about 50 good years left at around 3K a year!
Mine just passed 172K
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Old 11-19-11, 08:31 AM   #4
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That's pretty amazing. Congrats. I'm looking forward to hearing about what your next transformation is.
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Old 11-19-11, 09:22 AM   #5
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Good luck on the next decade!
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Old 11-19-11, 09:30 AM   #6
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that is crazy low miles man!
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Old 11-19-11, 10:09 AM   #7
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nice! this reminds me of my GM's 199x mr2 with 4,300 miles.. crazy low miles.

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Old 11-19-11, 01:40 PM   #8
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that is crazy low miles man!
Hi tuterz,

Not really; mine with a build date of 23 Jan 02 has 40K on her.

There are a few folks on here with really, really low mileage.

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Old 11-19-11, 04:36 PM   #9
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I have one question, how do people own these cars and not drive them!?
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Old 11-19-11, 04:43 PM   #10
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Default Happy Birthday!

I think there are some July and August 2001 birthdates I've seen on here...but certainly you must have the oldest NM on here...there are only a couple on CL period.

Still in my top three SC's of all time...VietPrince's is my # 1 all time fav SC on CL! Gorgeous car, well taken care of and tastefully updated/modded. Way to go! Looks better than new!

so....here's a toast to the SILVER BELLE!

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Old 11-19-11, 04:50 PM   #11
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more Neiman Marcus....my fav of all time...an old shot with different wheels I believe...love these wheels! love the kit...

Press release info:

http://www.lexus.com/about/news/arti...0011003_1.html

Next up after VietPrince's is # 11 that was for sale once at a dealer. Nice twisties in chrome. Any wheels look great on this car! LOL

Also # 36 former member on here...another beauty. Updated 2006+ five star wheels on her, but she's still the rare Thundercloud Metallic! Still Pimento inside!!!
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Old 11-19-11, 05:00 PM   #12
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more NM's....love 'em!
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Old 11-19-11, 05:03 PM   #13
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Some late appreciation for the Neiman Marcus:

Thunderdcloud was never made in another SC
The Blue door kick plates were never made again in another SC
The chrome dinner plates never came standard on any other SC
Red special floor mats and the special car cover...all unique to the NM
Special Garnet Birdseye Maple I don't believe appears on any other SC either...very unique color!

Of course the red cargo pull handle, engine cover were repeated again on the 05 and 07 Pebble Beach Cars
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Old 11-19-11, 05:13 PM   #14
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I'd love to get my paws on these red mats to match my PB!

Here is a nice transformation detail of a NM down in south Texas a while back.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-marcus-5.html

LOL gotta love the great dane in the picture below for NM-1 and a lady holding a map???? doesn't she know how to use the nav in silver belle? LOL

Gotta love the blue LED kick plates...another lighter shot of them below too.

Can you tell I love the NM? he he
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