2003 Lexus LX470 :: Classifieds

Lexus Lx470

The cost of new 4WDs seems to increase exponentially with the latest offerings from the likes of Lexus exceeding $100,000. Not to mention that most of us will then want to modify and outfit the vehicle for travel, which oftentimes isn’t cheap. This has had a knock-on impact on used 4WDs as more people look to the pre-owned market. Fortunately, there are still deals to be had, and today’s 2003 Lexus LX470 is one of them. This platform, based on the legendary Land Cruiser 100 Series, is a favorite on the forum with recent adventure-ready examples, including this 1999 and 1998. At $22,000, today’s Lexus is not the cheapest we’ve showcased, but this is justified by both the condition and build specs. Further still, 233,054 miles is nothing for the long-lived V8, which is known to exceed 400,000 miles when maintained. If you’d like a better idea of how this platform can be outfitted for travel, then check out the drool-worthy builds from Roam Overland Outfitters and O4lo.

Lexus Lx470 interior

From the Seller:

“I’m selling my 2003 Lexus LX470 100 Series Land Cruiser. I purchased it in January of 2000 from the second owner in Washington State with 192,000 miles. In the last 4 years, I have completed quite a bit of (expensive) maintenance. After taking numerous trips around Southern California, the Southwest, and a cross-country road trip that took our family of four as far east as Chattanooga, Tennessee, I am selling because we are changing our overlanding/adventuring setup to a Four Wheel Camper and a full-sized truck. I will bundle the roof tent with the LX (assuming the tent hasn’t sold by itself).

Lexus overland build

2003 Lexus LX470

The Lexus LX470 is fitted with a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 235 horsepower, 320 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 13 mpg. An exceptionally long-lived motor is matched with class-leading capability thanks to a body-on-frame design, full-time 4WD, a center locking differential, skid plates, high and low range, and more. Inside, the Lexus is very well-equipped with driver comforts that include:

  • Powered and heated leather seats
  • Cruise control
  • Power Steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Air-conditioning

Lexus v8

Distinguishing Features

  • Tundra wheels with BFGoodrich KO2 tires
  • Dobinsons suspension with a 2-inch lift and Trail Tailor control arms
  • Slee front and rear bumper with dual swing-outs
  • Landshark Reef drawers
  • Opar rock sliders
  • Gamiviti roof rack
  • TJM winch

4WD drawer system

This 2003 Lexus LX470 is listed for $21,000 (or $22,000 with the iKamper rooftop tent) and is currently located in Southern California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

LX470 instrument cluster

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.