Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Lexus GX470

This Lexus GX470 is a popular choice for overland builds, with recent examples including this $29,000 2006 GX470 and an expedition-ready $30,000 2005 Sport. The GX470 is one of the few vehicles that combines on-road comfort and interior luxury with class-leading all-terrain capability. Subsequently, it’s as comfortable on the school run as it is crawling technical terrain or overlanding remote parts of the world.

Today’s 2005 example is the most impressive to date, showcasing extensive premium modifications built to an extremely high standard by the team at Adventure Motors. At $47,500, this is not an inexpensive vehicle, but it’s competitively priced considering its impressive specifications and the current market. If you’d like to see how the Lexus performs when the tarmac ends, check out this GX470 Built for Overlanding on the Expedition Portal Youtube channel.

From the Seller:

We are selling this on consignment for the owner of MOORE Expo. This was built to his specifications and used as a display vehicle for their Expo and other subsequent Expos. It was purchased from us in January of 2021 as a completely bone stock GX470. Prior to building the rig, we went through the entire mechanics of the vehicle to get it up to 110%. We have also regularly serviced the vehicle, and no expenses were spared. This is a completely turnkey rig.”

2005 Lexus GX470

The GX470 is fitted with a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 270 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and returns a combined 15 mpg. On-road, the Lexus is surprisingly engaging, with a 0 to 60 sprint of just 8.1 seconds and impressive composure through the bends courtesy of adaptive variable suspension. However, the GX470 comes to life when the tarmac ends thanks to full-time 4WD, body-on-frame design, Downhill Assist, locking Torsen center differential, electronic traction control, and more. Inside, the GX470 is well-equipped, with driver comforts that include:

  • Leather seats (heated in the front)
  • Climate control
  • Seven-inch infotainment system with navigation
  • Backup camera
  • Cruise control
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Power moonroof
  • Premium 11-speaker audio

Distinguishing Features

  • Method Race wheels with Falken Wildpeak tires
  • Ironman 4×4 front springs, Dobinsons rear springs, and Firestone airbags
  • Long Range America auxiliary fuel tank
  • Ironman 4×4 front bumper and RCI Off Road skid plates and rock sliders
  • Baja Designs lighting
  • Front Runner Outfitters drawer system
  • Prinsu roof rack

This Lexus GX470 is listed for $47,500 and is currently located in Kansas City, Missouri. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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