5k: 5-Speed Manual: 1992 Lexus SC400

The first generation Lexus SC (and its JDM cousin, the Toyota Soarer) was built from 1991-2000 using sheet metal designed in California and mechanical parts similar to a Mk IV Supra.  The high spec version (SC400) of the Lexus badged sport coupe eschewed the twin-turbo inline-6 from the Supra and instead used a V8 borrowed from the Crown & LS400.  Lexus sold the inline-6 version (SC300) with a 5-speed manual, but the only way you could get the V8 was with a slushbox…until now.  Find this 1992 Lexus SC400 with 5sp manual offered for $7,000 in Santa Ana, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Mike.

The SC400 was a good looking car when originally built and
it still looks surprisingly good today.  Clean lines and classic 2+2
proportions make the SC a future classic in the making, and prices haven’t seen a Fast-n-Furious bump like the Mk IV Supra. 

The SC400 is powered by a 4.0 liter 1UZ-FE V8 engine, putting out 250
horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque.  Gone is the stock 5-speed slushbox
automatic transmission, and in its place is a W58 5-speed manual box from the SC300/Supra non-turbo.

The seller has done more than swap the transmission, but also included a smorgasbord of other modifications, including a high end passenger foot massage/stereo system.  It might be more of a stump massaging system because even Christina Aguilera isn’t going to fit her size 3s into the remaining space.

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