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Autotrader Find: Pristine 1990 Lexus LS 400

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author photo by Doug DeMuro October 2016

If you've ever wondered what the Lexus LS 400 looked like when it first went on sale way back in 1990, this particular example should give you a pretty good idea. It's a perfectly preserved early model with just 65,657 miles and a pristine interior and exterior.

Before we cover this particular LS 400, a few words are needed about the model itself. Although the Europeans owned the full-size luxury sedan segment back in the 1980s, the Japanese wanted in. Toyota entered the high-end market in 1990 with the arrival of the LS 400. Cheaper and more reliable than European competitors, the LS 400 was hailed as a new breed of luxury car, and it served as the cornerstone for a wildly successful Lexus brand.

Indeed, while the LS 400 is known for its reliability and longevity, this particular example is more impressive for something else: its museum-piece quality. The interior looks just like it did when it rolled off the factory floor, without any modifications, and it boasts smooth seats free of any visible creases. This LS 400 also retains its factory stereo and wheels and includes no adornments of any kind that diminish from its original appearance.

If this all sounds pretty cool, you're in luck: This LS 400 is currently for sale at Lexus of Pleasanton in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Pleasanton, California, where it occupies a prominent spot on the showroom floor. The dealership says it's a one-owner car that's spent a lifetime in California -- and it can be yours for $9,988.

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