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Spotted in China: first generation Lexus LS400 sedan

Published on March 11, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: first generation Lexus LS400 sedan

A beautiful black Lexus LS400 sedan, Spotted in China on a compound’s road in the far east of Beijing. The old ‘Xus was in very good shape, with a solid body, smooth paint, shiny chrome, everything original, and without any rot or rust, but with some dust and dirt.

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The simple and elegant lines have stood the test of time very well, still looking modern, and classic at the same time. And a classic this LS400 almost is. The first generation ‘XF10’ was made from 1989 until 1994 with a facelift in 1992. This black Beijing example is a pre-facelift car. Alloys are original.

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The interior was in good shape too but messed up far too much with crappy seat covers, an extremely ugly gear lever sack, a steering wheel cover, and an after market radio.

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What an elegance from behind! Subtle spoiler in the boot lid. Rear lights were giants as was the fashion of the day. The LS400 was powered by a 4.0 liter V8 engine with an output of 250hp and 353nm, mated to a four-speed automatic sending horses to the rear wheels. Top speed was an impressive 250 kilometers per hour and 0-100 was gone in 8.5 seconds.

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The badge, made out of metal.

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License plate is as old as the car. And what a car it is, a pure Japanese beauty in China. May she ride the highways for all the many coming! And here is a Pink one.

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  1. Leeroy- September 7, 2016 Reply

    I have a gold 91 ls400. thing is sick, got a turbo on it.

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