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Lot 136

2012 Lexus LFA

  • Chassis no. JTHHX8BHX08000211
  • Serial no. 213/500

Sold for £308,750

Country: Canary Islands

Documents: Spanish Permiso de Circulacion


  • Single ownership and just under 2,600 km from new
  • Finished in stunning Pearl Red over Cream
  • Lexus’ long-awaited 21st century supercar


Arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated supercars ever built, the Lexus LFA was conceived and built in the relentless pursuit of automotive perfection. With development beginning in the early 2000s, the LFA was shown to the public in concept form on a number of occasions; the concept appeared in 2005, and the production version finally broke cover at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009, with production starting in December of 2010.

At the LFA’s heart was a 4.8-litre V-10 engine. Developed in cooperation with Yamaha, it produces 552 bhp at 8,700 rpm and can spin up to an ear-shattering 9,000 rpm, so quickly in fact that an analogue odometer simply cannot keep up with the acceleration. With a six-speed automated manual transmission and carbon ceramic brakes, it is no surprise that the performance was exceptional. Topping out at 202 mph, the LFA could sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. As with any Lexus, it is beautifully appointed both inside and out, and even though it is capable of topping 200 mph, the LFA is outfitted with all the modern conveniences one would expect, and is designed to be perfectly comfortable for regular use or long trips.

The consignor, its original owner, applied to buy this LFA in 2010. It was delivered to him at his home on Gran Canaria in April of 2012 and has remained there since new. The car is beautifully outfitted in a stunning combination of Pearl Red over a cream leather interior with light metallic-finished wheels and black brake callipers. Today, it presents in wonderful condition both inside and out, no doubt in thanks to careful usage and maintenance by its current custodian. The LFA has always been serviced by Lexus Canarias, with the last service having taken place in 2016, the car having been driven roughly 150 km since. Furthermore, it is important to note that the car is accompanied by a pair of fitted suitcases, as well as its owner's and service manuals.

With only 500 examples produced, the LFA is much more rare than many of its direct competitors and stands tall as one of the most desirable and groundbreaking Japanese cars ever produced. Having been driven just 2,600 km from new and offered from its only owner, this particular example is surely one of the best examples of the LFA and should be on the wish list of anyone with a penchant for modern hypercars.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more