This is Japan's answer to the S-Class

And with air suspension, a primo V8 engine and reliability for days, it's literally the same thing - only better.

Who doesn’t love the idea of a full-size and flagship luxury car?

We’re talking about the expensive one, with all the options – like a BMW 7-series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It’s a romantic idea to own a flagship luxury car that fits five, and it’s something most car people dabble in as they mature and wise-up.

Story goes that we age, attain more friends, grow more members of our family, and become more discerning with how we spend our time.

Why waste time driving something uncouth and undignified? On the outside, the Lexus LS460 is classically prestigious, well proportioned, and understated.

On the inside, it’s quiet, plush and luxurious. It rides on air suspension like a big European luxury car, and also has a distinct high-end V8 that turns effortlessly and makes good power.

The eight-speed auto is also part of that secret driveline recipe. However, the best part of this package is reliability. Where its German competitors will age poorly and cost you the world to keep on the road, a Lexus LS460 will simply chug along under the routine maintenance schedule without fault or fuss.

They are bulletproof and last genuinely forever.

Note the car is frosty in the photos!

About the car pictured – 2006 Lexus LS460

Our Lexus LS460 was built in November 2006 and is a ‘Version S’ trim level. It was a one-owner car in Japan.

This example’s ‘Jade Green’ metallic paint is uncommon and rare to find paired with a black leather interior.

As a Version S model, it’s powered by a 4.6-litre quad-cam V8 engine dubbed ‘1UR’ with 283kw/ 493Nm. It features Toyota’s d4S direct injection and port fuel injection system, dual variable valve timing with event control on the intake side, and an awesome eight-speed torque-converter automatic.

This example also has heated and air conditioned leather seats, adaptive LED headlights, adaptive air suspension, electric rear seats, a rear electric sun blind, and plenty other luxury features.

It was purchased in Japan via its domestic auction network and was auction graded 4.0B. The vehicle presents in above-average condition for its age and has been service by Lexus dealerships in Japan as per the service stickers in its engine bay.

The paint is wholly-original and the car has never been repaired and has never seen salty roads.

Quick facts:

  • One-owner car!
  • 4.6-litre V8 ‘1Ur’ engine
  • 283kW power / 493Nm torque
  • Eight-speed torque converter auto
  • Rare Jade Green metallic colour
  • Genuine 80,434km
  • Air suspension (adjustable)
  • Version S model, with:
    • Heated and cooled leather seats
    • Front and rear electric seats
    • Rear electric sun blind
    • Air suspension (adjustable)
    • Black interior trim
    • Adaptive HID headlights
    • Cruise control
  • USS Auction grade 4.0B
  • Vehicle comes with two keys
  • Vehicle comes with NSW compliance certificate
  • Vehicle comes with three-months NSW registration
Made possible by state-of-the-art production engineering and practiced craftsmanship, the LS460 represents the ideal form of prestige luxury vehicles to come.
Toyota Japan, launch of Lexus LS460 Sep. 19, 2006

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