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Anyone know how many LC500’s there are in the UK, I’ve had mine three weeks now and haven’t seen any others on the roads in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire or Derbyshire.

 

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422 LCs sold up to the end of Sept 2020 according to Lexus GB's sales figures. Not sure on the split between V8 and hybrid, I think it is around 2:1.

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8 hours ago, ColinBarber said:

422 LCs sold up to the end of Sept 2020 according to Lexus GB's sales figures. Not sure on the split between V8 and hybrid, I think it is around 2:1.

Those figures preserve the exclusivity.  

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On 10/17/2020 at 10:46 PM, Gcambo said:

Anyone know how many LC500’s there are in the UK, I’ve had mine three weeks now and haven’t seen any others on the roads in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire or Derbyshire.

 

422 is surprising, but neither have I seen one, or any of my petrolhead friends seen one...

I wonder if Colin can find out how many of the 422 are Sport +'s...

I have a similar LC 500 coming this week. But mine is a 2018 model. I got an email with photos etc, and bought it before their website showed any photos...

I had never heard of the company selling it... They specialise in modifying 4 by 4's...   https://www.urban-automotive.co.uk/ 

I had an LS 400 and an SC 430, 20 years ago... I am looking forward to driving my Sport +

I should have had another Lexus before now... The LS 400 had a better ride, than most of the cars I have had since...

400 Rear 2.JPG

430 Front 2.JPG

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24 minutes ago, Kevin Williams said:

how many of the 422 are Sport +'s...

There's a useful website called HowManyLeft.co.uk. This is a spare time website set up by "a developer and car geek", according to the background page. It takes the publicly available DVLA statistics and feeds them into an easily accessible website format.

According to this there were 123 Sport + Autos registered in the second quarter of 2020 and four SORN. This is the link.

You'll see that these come under the heading of LC600. Is there an LC600 or is this a typo? Most of the LC500s are listed under this heading. In addition there's another section headed LC500. Adding the totals for both these sections gives 367 registered if I've added those up correctly.

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there is not a LC600 but there is a LS600.

there is probably quite a high proportion of sport + cars, at the start each dealership was allowed 2 LC"s i i would expect that they went for the top of the range for there demostraters and also added HUD and ML.

 

admittedly i don't drive very far but in the last 3 years i have seen a total of zero LC's on the road

 

 

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I have seen 4 other LCs in the last 30 months. One each Yellow, Sonic Red, Black and Sonic Titanium.

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8 hours ago, Thackeray said:

There's a useful website called HowManyLeft.co.uk. This is a spare time website set up by "a developer and car geek", according to the background page. It takes the publicly available DVLA statistics and feeds them into an easily accessible website format.

According to this there were 123 Sport + Autos registered in the second quarter of 2020 and four SORN. This is the link.

You'll see that these come under the heading of LC600. Is there an LC600 or is this a typo? Most of the LC500s are listed under this heading. In addition there's another section headed LC500. Adding the totals for both these sections gives 367 registered if I've added those up correctly.

I have endeavoured to put some figures together looking at your above link...

The figures for Licensed, are as follows...

LC 500 Sport +   1162.  LC 500 Sport   216.  LC 500   277

Interesting split of the LC 500 models...

My LC Sport + is being delivered to me next week. I have sold my Taycan 4S, because I think I will be driving the Lexus often...!

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This seems to confirm that most of the initial dealer stock were fully loaded Sport + models.

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Well, I saw a red Sport + on the M27 today. Incredible but true.

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On 10/19/2020 at 9:24 AM, Kevin Williams said:

422 is surprising, but neither have I seen one, or any of my petrolhead friends seen one...

I wonder if Colin can find out how many of the 422 are Sport +'s...

I have a similar LC 500 coming this week. But mine is a 2018 model. I got an email with photos etc, and bought it before their website showed any photos...

I had never heard of the company selling it... They specialise in modifying 4 by 4's...   https://www.urban-automotive.co.uk/ 

I had an LS 400 and an SC 430, 20 years ago... I am looking forward to driving my Sport +

I should have had another Lexus before now... The LS 400 had a better ride, than most of the cars I have had since...

400 Rear 2.JPG

430 Front 2.JPG

Interesting what you say about your LS400 ride being so good.  I've had many, many cars in my time, some new, some nearly new, but none (apart maybe from a Toyota Camry) have been such a pleasure to drive as my LS's. 

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12 hours ago, The-Acre said:

Interesting what you say about your LS400 ride being so good.  I've had many, many cars in my time, some new, some nearly new, but none (apart maybe from a Toyota Camry) have been such a pleasure to drive as my LS's. 

I have never heard of the Toyota Celsior... I had to look it up on the net...!

https://blog.beforward.jp/car-review/fall-love-instantly-toyota-celsior.html  

Presumably it's an LS, but with a Toyota name...? I see there is one for sale... You mention your LS's, how many have you had...?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202009033254280?postcode=pl253qb&radius=1501&year-to=2020&model=CELSIOR&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&make=TOYOTA&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&page=1 

Yes, the LS400 was a great car, especially it's comfortable ride... I don't think there are any/many concrete roads anymore... But when the M5 had two sections between Exeter and Bristol in 2000... You didn't know which surface you were on, because the ride was so good...

Like yourself I have had many cars, and many cars with air suspension. But my memory of my LS400 was that it was great to drive any distance. I have a used LC 500 coming next week of which I am looking forward to driving. I shouldn't have left it nearly 20 years to have another Lexus...

I bought my LS from Plymouth, and the manager talked me into having the Lexus option wheels, which made the LS look better... I shouldn't have had them fitted because the ride was noticeably worse, although the LS looked better... I think the photo of mine might show the option wheels...?

Have you got the option wheels on your's...?

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1 hour ago, Kevin Williams said:

I have never heard of the Toyota Celsior... I had to look it up on the net...!

https://blog.beforward.jp/car-review/fall-love-instantly-toyota-celsior.html  

Presumably it's an LS, but with a Toyota name...? I see there is one for sale... You mention your LS's, how many have you had...?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202009033254280?postcode=pl253qb&radius=1501&year-to=2020&model=CELSIOR&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&make=TOYOTA&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&page=1 

Yes, the LS400 was a great car, especially it's comfortable ride... I don't think there are any/many concrete roads anymore... But when the M5 had two sections between Exeter and Bristol in 2000... You didn't know which surface you were on, because the ride was so good...

Like yourself I have had many cars, and many cars with air suspension. But my memory of my LS400 was that it was great to drive any distance. I have a used LC 500 coming next week of which I am looking forward to driving. I shouldn't have left it nearly 20 years to have another Lexus...

I bought my LS from Plymouth, and the manager talked me into having the Lexus option wheels, which made the LS look better... I shouldn't have had them fitted because the ride was noticeably worse, although the LS looked better... I think the photo of mine might show the option wheels...?

Have you got the option wheels on your's...?

The JDM LS400 and 430 were called the Toyota Celsior, why I don't know. Mine being an import came with 17" wheels whereas the UK spec cars had 18". I replaced mine with wheels from a Lexus IS sold on this forum but still 17" which as you've discovered gives a better ride.  Enjoy your LC500, it's an amazing looking car!

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