Remember the Lexus SC coupe, specifically the 2nd generation SC 430 from 2001 up to 2010? You probably don’t remember as it is a rare sight on the roads as the LFA. This premium luxury coupe was Lexus’s answer to the Mercedes Benz SL500 and the Jaguar XK8, featuring a retractable aluminium hardtop, a V8 engine, four seats and Lexus logos mounted on the back of the front seat headrests.
We spotted this shiny brown 2009 Lexus SC 430 for sale on Auto Trader with only 74000km on the clock! Registered in 2009, this is then is the 2005 – 2010 facelift version of the second generation. Cream leather interior with wooden trim inserts on the dash and steering wheel and it comes loaded with 6 Airbags on the safety side of things and pretty much standard with most bells and whistles of the time. This rear wheel driven coupe is powered by a 4.3 V8 engine producing 215kW and 430N.m of torque, able to accelerate to 100km/h in 5 seconds. At R199,995 with full service history, this is a steal in our book!
The SC is of course living on as as the LC500 which we love so much, especially in 5.0 V8 form.
We’re simply appreciating the existence of this great and rare automotive piece.