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Hi guys,

It’s been a year now since I’ve owed my IS 250 so I thought I would share some pictures of its progress thus far.

I searched far and wide for the perfect car, (had to be an SE-L MM, with the SR kit on) and I ended up paying a little over the odds for it, but oh well.

When I picked it up from the Lexus showroom:


Then just before colour change (4 days after purchase):


After colour change:





And finally with new alloys and tints:


Hard to show the colour in the pictures, it’s actually two tone pearl and depending on the sun it can show a hint of green, blue, purple and pink.

Next on this list is black roof (opinions on this would be great) and brake upgrade of some sorts.

Thanks Rim

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Silly question, why didn't you just buy a white f-sport?

True, but a '10 plate white F Sport would probably have cost more than an '08 SE-L. Plus a respray and wheels plus the F Sport would be missing a few nice SE-L features, which is why I bought a 2011 SE-L and added the F sport front spoiler and rear OEM spoiler

Rim - your car looks very nice :)

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Thanks F.A, you've got it spot on, I really wanted all the features of the Se-L over the F-sport, and when I bought it, an F sport was considerably more.

As I had to shell out about £1000 for the alloys I won’t be re-painting them, hence I’ll be keeping the roof as is, but if I do it would definitely be a gloss finish.

I'm based in north London which isn’t to far from Greenford, although I can’t say I remember being down there of late.

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I chose the lightest tint that they had, but I would think that they are not legal (not tested), as the car comes from factory with a slight tint on it already.

Its not overly dark in real life, but it does look darker in the pictures.

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