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Old 07-06-11, 09:11 PM
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LFA #095 - Currently on EBay.
Herb Chambers Lexus, Sharon, MA
  • Pearl Brown (4V2)
  • Dark Premium Metallic Wheels
  • Gold Calipers
  • Orange Leather Steering Wheel, Orange Leather Door Grips
  • Orange Leather Seat Front, Black Leather Seat Back
  • Orange Stitching
  • Black Headliner
  • Black Carpet
  • Black Floormats
  • Orange Instrument Panel, Door Panel and Center Console
  • Blackish-Brown Metal Trim Finish




















Last 4 of the VIN#0092, therefore this is LFA #095

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Old 07-06-11, 09:17 PM
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Whoa. I thought they were only leased for now?
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Old 07-06-11, 09:20 PM
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Tweets by "Cooney66" last week on LFA #095:

Here's the color for LFA #95. Its called 'Pearl Brown'. http://yfrog.com/kemhaeptj



Here's another. Really makes the #LFA look like super exotic http://yfrog.com/h4i40txj







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This is so messed up. Lexus screwed up big time.

How can LFA Works choose to build an owner-less LFA first when there are real buyers waiting to enjoy theirs?

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Wow. Just wow. I am at a loss for words . Lexus messed up big time here I have to say. How did this mess happen?
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Originally Posted by TRDFantasy View Post
Wow. Just wow. I am at a loss for words . Lexus messed up big time here I have to say. How did this mess happen?
actually it was predicted by some before already

this is really sad. having one extra built car with no one calling is bad enough. putting the car on ebay makes it about 100 times worse. i am actually ok with the exterior, i think it's one interesting color. but the interior combo kind of killed it imho
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Its listed at "only" $389,900. I think I'll buy it now lol
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Originally Posted by brociouz View Post
Whoa. I thought they were only leased for now?
+1

How is this possible? anyone?...
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Old 07-07-11, 04:40 AM
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On the how this is possible I see 2 ways here.

The dealers can and have been buying the cars. We have already seen a number of dealers take delivery and are typically putting the car on the showroom to showcase the brand. If Herb Chambers wanted to order one, that would be easy enough.

The other way here is that a buyer ordered the car and when it showed up and for whatever reason (like the perfectly nice brown exterior, though not my choice on an LFA was hideous when mated to an orange interior) and it ended up in inventory.

Regarding the white LFA at JM Lexus in FL, I just checked their website and it is still available.
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What a load of rubbish. How could Lexus let this happen? Yeah, you let dealers buy some of the cars, whatever, that's fine, but I'm sure other customers were declined, only now to have one of said dealers try and flip the car on ebay?
Extremely low blow.

As for this tool, I hope he gets his Lexus franchise revoked.
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This car looks so yummy... just like a piece of chocolate. I am sure this was the imagination of someone not working for the dealer. If purchased for immediate resale, they would've picked a safe/popular combo.

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Originally Posted by aQuarius26 View Post
+1

How is this possible? anyone?...
They were lease only, however, that period recently ended giving some owners and dealers full ownership now.
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No one will be taking Herb's franchise away for this. It is a unit in inventory and he can market ait s he wishes.

I would tend to agree a customer ordered it. If it was Herb's ride, there would be no need to market it.

Plus, MA is not usually the wild combo state. Yes, you see some lime green Gallardos on Newberry St but those are likely to be college students.

With no local market for this eyesore, he would either have to go Ebay (as he did), trade to another dealer (unlikely) or move it quietly to an exotic shop (certainly take a haircut). What will be interesting is, if hard to move units end up being discounted. I asked the JM folks if a discount or some long term financing were available and few months ago they were saying no.

I find the color to be more like root beer as chocolate tends not to have sparkles in it.

With a $5K paint job to change the car to gray, it would go from dud to stud.
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Originally Posted by S2000toIS350 View Post
No one will be taking Herb's franchise away for this. It is a unit in inventory and he can market ait s he wishes.

I would tend to agree a customer ordered it. If it was Herb's ride, there would be no need to market it.

Plus, MA is not usually the wild combo state. Yes, you see some lime green Gallardos on Newberry St but those are likely to be college students.

With no local market for this eyesore, he would either have to go Ebay (as he did), trade to another dealer (unlikely) or move it quietly to an exotic shop (certainly take a haircut). What will be interesting is, if hard to move units end up being discounted. I asked the JM folks if a discount or some long term financing were available and few months ago they were saying no.

I find the color to be more like root beer as chocolate tends not to have sparkles in it.

With a $5K paint job to change the car to gray, it would go from dud to stud.
Painting a different color may require different interior as well. It will lose its original factory status on top of everything. I would ask for a sizable discount if that were the plan.
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I just served up gray on orange because I saw it on a Middle East Car and found it top shelf.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the car go back to the factory to be reworked.
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