• Jul 7, 2011
2012 Lexus LFA for sale - Click above for high-res image gallery

If you have an issue with the fact that Lexus is going to make you lease an LFA instead of letting you outright buy the vehicle, we've got good news for you. Sort of. Herb Chambers Lexus in Sharon, MA is selling one of the carbon-fiber supercars for some very wealthy, very lucky individual to have and to hold as their own.

What's the hitch? Unsurprisingly, there are a couple of them. We spoke with the dealer, and according to them, before the title changes hands, the new owner will need to sign a first right of refusal contract with Lexus. If the buyer takes the car home and decides to sell it in the first two years, the automaker gets dibs on buying the car back. (Before you cry foul, note that Ferrari has made similar stipulations in hopes of keeping flipping and price gouging on its hot new models for some time now).

The supercar is dipped in sexy copper (Pearl Brown?) paint with a matching saddle interior, and there are a mere six miles on the clock. According to the dealer, the original orderer of the car came in to inspect it, got a walk-around with Lexus' LFA-specific expert who was on-hand to assist, briefly drove it and then decided he would let someone else purchase it.

So... how much will the sales team at Herb Chambers ask for the pleasure of ownership? How does $389,900 grab you? At that price, by our calculations, the would-be buyer is basically paying Lexus 24 months of lease payments up front, plus the balloon payment at the end to buy the car outright. Still interested? Head over to eBay Motors to have a look at the auction.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Nolan Browning
      • 3 Years Ago
      "briefly drove it and then decided he would let someone else purchase it." must really mean "realized he had destroyed it and left immediately"
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nolan Browning
        Judging by your last name, I really thought you would like this car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good God what a hideous color. For ANY car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The original owner came into inspect it, realized he ordered it in an awful shade of brown, and decided to let someone else buy it. Not the worst color for an LFA (that'd be pink) but it's a bad one.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed. It's a neat color to make some great pictures with, but every time you'd see it in person, you'd just wish it was a better color. Personally, with the exception of red (and maybe that orange the Nurburgring edition came in), I'd want this car without color. White, black, charcoal... they all work the best on the LFA.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      if your name isn't steve mcqueen you can't pull off a brown supercar.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The original orderer came to his senses just in time.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, so a wealthy dude spends all that time getting the dealership to order an LF-A to his specifications only to deny it upon arrival? Can you even do that? I guess you can ... but crap, that sucks for the dealership stuck with a metallic-diarrhea colored LF-A on their hands. If this car had a much DARKER metallic brown on it (kind of like that Audi R8 roadster when it was first introduced), this would be killer-looking. A "meh" or "ew" color makes for a "meh" or "ew" car, no matter the model.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Im telling you.. all it needs are some better nicer looking wheels to set off the color.
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        You would be suprized how often it happens. Money can't buy class.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man that is an ugly copper(?) color..........................woooo!
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you're a wealthy individual who loves to stare at their turds, this is the perfect car for you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available. Dang it, I was going to buy it!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did the orderer's parents once own a mid '70s Mercury Grand Marquis? 'Cause that's what that color reminds me of.
      • 3 Years Ago
      LF-A - Le Fecal Auto Looks positively Poopalicious.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet Herb Chambers himself was the original buyer. Herb was on two episodes of Discovery Theater's Chasing Classic Cars where host Wayne Carini found his original 1972 Daytona Spider at a Ferrari dealership in Denver. In the first episode Wayne and Herb flew out to Denver in a snow storm in Herb's personal jet (might have been a G5) and Herb bought the car for 1 million. Wayne brought the car back to his shop and rebuilt and restored it in its original color, which is almost exactly the same color as this LFA. Herb also has a Daytona Coupe in the same copper color to match the Spider. Wayne took the Spider to a Ferrari event in Florida and won a trophy in the car's class in the second episode.
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