2006 Lexus GS430 Sedan – VIN JTHBN96SX65000637
For your consideration is my remarkably clean 2006 Lexus GS430 sedan – which has the bulletproof Lexus 3UZ-FE 4.3-liter V8 engine as used in the LS430 as well.
Wearing just over 98,000 miles (just over 7,500/year average), I bought this car about 18 months ago from the local Lexus dealer where it was a 1-owner trade-in on a new GS. Remarkably, as clean as it was Lexus Financial was even willing to finance it despite being 12 years old. As a freelance professional automotive journalist, I’m now on to my next project and am thinning the herd – this is not a desperation or fire sale. The car comes with 2 factory master keys and original books and manuals. Additionally, the CarFax history demonstrates a “no expense spared” approach to care and maintenance which I have continued during my ownership.
On the inside, this car is in excellent original condition. The ivory velour carpet is in very nice condition, and the car comes with 2 sets of factory carpeted floor mats (one still in the plastic wrapper) as well as a set of all-season rubber mats. The power leather seats and dash are crack and rip free, as is the wood trim. The headliner is gorgeous. There are no foul odors – there doesn’t appear to have ever been any smoking or leaks inside. The air conditioning, power windows, sunroof, heated seats, rear sunshade, and power locks all work properly, and the car is current on the stringent Virginia emissions and safety inspections. The factory radio/CD/nav works perfectly and has an updated map disk installed. I had an iPod/iPhone/audio jack connector which is accessed through the auxiliary input professionally installed, and the car’s rear camera functions perfectly.
Outside, the car is remarkably straight. Being a garaged and babied Virginia car its whole life, there is no sign of rust anywhere on the car, and no sign or report of prior damage. There are two bumper scrapes, one in front and one in back. The doors, hood, and trunk all shut with the appropriate thunk. All of the lenses are in very good, clear condition. The alloy wheels are original and wear Continental DWS 06 all-season performance tires which were installed about 5,000 miles ago. All four brake rotors and pads were replaced at the same time. GS430s don’t normally come with spare tires, but I added one. The car also retains its original tools and jack. Glass is all clean and crack-free.
The motor starts easily with the push-button and settles to a very smooth idle. The power steering functions properly, and the 6-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly. There are no odd noises or whines from the driveline. The car pulls like a freight train and achieves super-legal speeds in the blink of an eye. As I am still using the car, the miles may increase slightly as the auction goes on.
Please keep in mind that this is not a new vehicle and that it is sold as-is, where-is with no warrantees implied, stated, or otherwise intended. You are bidding to own this vehicle, not to come and look at it after the auction has ended. I encourage bidders to come and see the car if possible. You are welcome to have the car inspected at your expense prior to the conclusion of the auction. Remember, my descriptions are based on my knowledge of the car. I cannot say that it is without flaws. I don't care what pre-owned car you are looking at, it will have flaws. I can assure you that this is a superb car that you can cherish for years to come.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 must be sent by PayPal within 24 hours of the conclusion of the auction. The balance must be paid within seven days of the end of the auction or upon pick-up of the car, whichever is earlier. The balance of the purchase price may NOT be made by PayPal. I will accept cash, bank wire transfer, or cashier's check only. Purchaser is responsible for pick-up or all costs related to the shipping of the car. There is a Lexus Financial Services lien on the car which must be settled with proceeds of the sale prior to transfer of title.
PLEASE BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR BID. IF YOU HAVE ZERO OR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, YOU MUST CONTACT ME THROUGH EBAY PRIOR TO BIDDING. I WILL CANCEL YOUR BID IF YOU DO NOT. DO NOT BID ON THE CAR UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO PURCHASE IT AS YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A BINDING AGREEMENT. IF YOU FAIL TO COME AND SEE THE CAR OR HAVE IT INSPECTED BY YOUR AGENT, I WILL NOT ENTERTAIN YOU CANCELLING THE SALE FOR ANY REASON ONCE THE AUCTION HAS ENDED.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THIS AUCTION EARLY AND WILL ENTERTAIN SERIOUS OFFERS TO DO SO. I WILL ALSO ASSIST PURCHASER IN ARRANGING SHIPPING TO ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD AT THE PURCHASER'S EXPENSE.
Thank you for looking!

Used Year: 2006
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): JTHBN96SX65000637 Mileage: 98611
Body Type: Sedan Make: Lexus
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Model: GS
Vehicle Title: Clear Trim: GS430
Options: Cassette Player, CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof Engine: 4.3 V8 3UZ-FE
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags Drive Type: RWD
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: Blue For Sale By: Private Seller
Interior Color: Ivory Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8 Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Transmission: Automatic

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