Overland Classifieds :: 1998 Lexus LX470

We’ve recently shared several high-end rigs to our classifieds, which are very cool but unattainable for the vast majority. This LX470 is a reminder that overlanding is not reserved for the wealthy and that you can purchase a well-maintained go-anywhere vehicle that’s also a great daily driver for just $16,500.

From the Seller:

“Great vehicle for overland camping, or just a fun truck to drive around town daily. If you know anything about the LX470, then you’ll know at 173,000 miles, it’s just getting broken in. The motor and drivetrain are excellent.”

1998 Lexus LX470

This Lexus LX470 is fitted with a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 230 horsepower, 320 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. This model benefitted from AHC (Adaptive Height Control) and AVS (Adaptable Variable Suspension); the former can raise or lower the suspension for on- and off-road scenarios, while the latter adjusts shock absorber firmness to improve handling. The LX470 has a max payload of 1,636 pounds and offers a 4,500-pound towing capacity.

Distinguishing Features

  • ARB Safari bumper
  • Old Man Emu 2-inch lift and shock absorbers
  • ARB LED spotlights
  • Safari snorkel
  • Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains, 33-inch

This 1998 Lexus LX470 is listed for $16,500 and is currently located in Lubbock, Texas. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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