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Old 12-26-15, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default 1998 Lexus SC400 Showroom Condition #744 of 1185 Produced $5900

Baroque Red Metallic & Ivory Leather #744 produced July 1998

Current odometer is 182,000 asking price has been reduced..

{VVT-i 1UZ 290 Horsepower 310 lbs. torque V8/ 0 - 60 mph acceleration 6.3 seconds.} {New five-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).} 98 and new motor achieve 3pmg better than previous years.

a bit of history on this SC

I searched for almost a year before buying this SC.. to top that off, it took over a week of negotiation to assure the owner I was going to take excellent care of it..

Owner # 2 bought it with approx. 50k, an older gentlemen Doctor who has two practices, one in Palm Springs the other in Phoenix AZ. He commuted between so, most all the miles are freeway..

My intention was to make extensive modifications. Suspension, exhaust, brakes and possibly a 5 speed conversion. However, due to the low production numbers, near show room condition and inability to recoup what my investment would be, I have decided to let it go for either a rougher donor 98 or a 5 speed SC300..

Clean California Title with two Documented owners. I am technically the 3rd owner however, I have kept the title in the previous owners name as the registration was paid for the next year when I purchased it.. always garaged, nearly new condition, NO accidents, clean title. Meticulously maintained {all VIN# stickers}. Complete books and records. This SC400 drives flawlessly, every option works as it did off the showroom floor. NO modifications Never neglected or abused! The Interior is nearly perfect, the steering wheel doesn’t have one nick, non-smoker with no odors or stains of any kind! Paint does have some cracking and the front bumper was repainted

Nakamichi Stereo with rebuilt factory speakers

12 Disc Changer from the factory

XM Radio /Lexus Factory Tint/ Lexus Trunk Mat & Floor mats / /Rear Spoiler/Gold package

Spare tools and Spare tire never used

Receipts and documents of oil change every 3,000 miles and Transmission service every 30,000 miles. I have a large file with service papers, receipts and the original books/manuals

I have spent about $4,000.00 in the last year making it perfect. I purchased it with 174k so all maintenance after that were preformed by me..


Recorded Services

30 Day Lexus Inspection

5,000 Lexus service Maintenance inspection completed / Oil and filter changed

15,000 Lexus Service Maintenance inspection completed/ transmission Service/ Oil and filter changed

38,000 Fuel System warranty

42,000 Wheel Alignment

46,000 Brake Service

54,000 Accelerator sensor replaced Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed Brake fluid flushed/Transmission fluid flushed

56,000 Wheel Alignments

60,000 mile Full Lexus Service Maintenance inspection completed

64,000 Drive Belts and serpentine Belts

66,000 Trunk Supports replaces / Transmission flush

86,000 Radio Assembly replaced

88,000 Power Antenna replaced

89,000 Transmission flush

94,000 Alignment

94,241 Water Pump/ Timing Belt / Thermostat/ camshaft seals replaced

120,000 Air Filter

129,000 Electrical system Diagnostic / replaced battery

136,000 replace fog lights/ wiper blades

142,000 Transmission service

150,000 New Struts

154,000 Alternator & Battery

163,000 Trunk Struts,

164,000 changed coolant/ replace air filter

174,000 miles Air Conditioning Service

180,000 Stock Speakers professionally rebuilt

180,000 Spector Premium Radiator / Duralast Thermostat /coolant / fan clutch fluid replaced

180,000 Water Pump / Timing Belt / tensioners replaced

180,000 Valve Cover Gaskets

180,000 NKG Spark Plugs

180,000 Wagner Ceramic Low dust front pads

180,000 Transmission flush and service

180,000 Replaced all front end upper and lower control arm bushing with Prothane bushings

Drivers seat complete re-upholstered with real leather. Seat was in great shape but I wanted to make it perfect..$1000.00

There are additional up-grades that would make it near perfect. The LCA has a bad bushing, however, I just purchased a entire set and am working towards having all four replaced, The rear tail light lenses need to be replaced, I would replace the windshield, no cracks just would add to the new like appearance and the tires will need to be replaced in the next year or two depending on how much you drive..

I have an appointment after the new year for a full detailing of the paint..





I just had the Head light lenses polished. this pic was taken last month before polishing












The original leather was in excellent condition but I wanted to have look and feel like new..I had the entire cushions replaced as well





Original first aid kit, manual lexus pen all records two keys





all dash lights work perfecting, including the on board computer





the interior is near perfect! Truly looks as close to showroom as a car can for its age





The original tools have never been used and are all still there. The Tire has never been removed





comes with activated XM radio











I just replaced valve cover gaskets and snapped this shot

Back seat and rear dash is in perfect condtion





original Lexus Truck mat





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Default Price reduced to $5900

Shaking my head I have invested $4000.00 in the past year. Looking for some feedback. I understand the miles are high however, this SC looks like new inside and drives like it is new as well..

am I over pricing? I see 97 SC's and older with a bit less ,miles selling for the same price range..I don't get it..
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Default Price reduced $5,000.00

I see people selling junk for this price..
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Not overpriced, just a very small group of people are looking for these..
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This is a fair price no doubt.
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Default Raising Price due to replacing all front Bushings

Just invested another $1000.00 replaced all upper and Lower control arm bushings with Prothane bushings

$6000.00 or I will keep it..
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Not overpriced, just a very small group of people are looking for these..

Hey scEnforcer, thanks for the positive feedback..with production numbers so low, I thought there would be enough SC enthusiasts that it would sold quickly..I have invested almost my asking price in up-grades and repairs..Acknowledging the 181k on the odo, this SC looks showroom fresh..Thinking I invested to much to let it go..it's not breaking my bank to just keep it around..
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Hey scEnforcer, thanks for the positive feedback..with production numbers so low, I thought there would be enough SC enthusiasts that it would sold quickly..I have invested almost my asking price in up-grades and repairs..Acknowledging the 181k on the odo, this SC looks showroom fresh..Thinking I invested to much to let it go..it's not breaking my bank to just keep it around..
I've had two 99's, both took a while to sell. You just need to be patient, but the right buyer will come
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I've had two 99's, both took a while to sell. You just need to be patient, but the right buyer will come
Once again, I appreciate the words of wisdom..if the right buyer comes along, so be it..

I am looking forward to seeing how it drives with all the front bushings replaced..

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You have a gorgeous and well maintained car, no doubt. And your asking price is more than fair. This car is interesting and appealing to a distinct group of enthusiasts and I am confident that the right one will come along. GLWS!
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Anybody knows how to get in contact with the owner of this car? I pm'ed but he hasnt been on this website since late jan.
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Anybody knows how to get in contact with the owner of this car? I pm'ed but he hasnt been on this website since late jan.

Sorry for the delay..Just bought a new RV and have been traveling..

Just had the entire front end rebuilt with Protane performance bushings..all four lower and upper control arms...

Needs a alignment, I will pm you my number




Pulled the entire front end off to replace all eight bushings..cost me over $1000.00





Not an easy job...professionally installed at a machine shop..Done right, drives like new
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