Overland Classifieds :: 2012 Lexus GX 460 with Bush Company Alpha Rooftop Tent

Photography by David Buerk

Well-known for its blend of luxury and off-road capabilities, the Lexus GX 460 has become a popular platform for city dwellers, overlanders, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Fans of the GX 460 enjoy its comfortable ride (kudos to the chassis it shares with the 5th Gen 4Runner), powerful V8 engine, aftermarket parts availability, and thriving GXOR community.

With 85,000 miles on the odometer, a fresh oil change within the last 3,000 miles, and new air and cabin filters, this build has been freshened up in anticipation of a new owner. Highlights include a plethora of Dobinsons upgrades, a 33-gallon Long Range Automotive fuel tank, a Bush Company Alpha rooftop tent, armor, and much more.

From Jonathan:

“My favorite aspects are the addition of the 180-watt Merlin Solar panel and the sustainability it adds to the off-grid ability coupled with the dual battery power. The combination of the RedArc gear and the redundancy gives me more peace of mind while traveling throughout North America. Another strong point of the GX platform has to be the V8 power and smoothness both on the highway and off-road. The combination of the Ironman bumper and recovery points and the 11,500-pound Superwinch provide added security both for on-road safety and off-road on tight trails where I don’t have to worry much about the surroundings.

This truck has been nothing but good to me, and I don’t have anything bad to say about it. I just want a fresh start and plan to get a small car and reset for six months or so and see what I’m going to do next. The truck has been used as intended but not beat up or banged on; pinstripes will convey.”

Specifications

Interior

Tacoma A-pillar Ram Mounts/sPod touch screen with eight slot controls
Ram accessory rail
Yaesu FTM 300-DR, includes GPS and APRS
Orange Boxx Fabrication rear MOLLE panels
Fire extinguisher and mount
MSA 4×4 fridge slide
Ironman 50-liter refrigerator
Goose Gear rear plate
QuickFist axe/hatchet mounts
Custom “jump” button to use house battery as starter for emergencies
Custom rear battery box/dual battery with 100-amp-hour Duracell AGM battery which includes:

  • Two cigarette charging ports (fused to Blue Sea block)
  • Four USB ports (fused to Blue Sea block)
  • RedArc 1225 BCDC solar controller
  • RedArc SBI smart battery isolator, 12-volt/100-amp-hour
  • Two 8AWG Anderson plugged leads for external tent power/heater, etc.

Exterior

Bush Company Alpha rooftop tent with configurable dual ladder mounts
Merlin Solar Trailblazer TBS 180R 180-watt solar panel
Prado 150 rocker panels
Dobinsons IMS 3-inch lift and BMC
Front springs are Dobinsons C59-329 with Dobinsons PS59-4030 1/4-inch spacer and OME 2899 rears with spacer
Timbren rear bumpstops
Five SCS SR8 wheels
Kenda Klever 35- x 10.5-inch tires
Ironman forged upper control arms
Ironman front recovery points
RAD Rubber Design fender flaps
ARB IPF Series 2 driving lamps
Superwinch Tiger Shark with synthetic line and control box relocate, 11,500-pound
Dobinsons rear bumper, dual jerry can swing out, and spare tire holder
Ironman front bumper
Compactenna ham radio antennae
ARB single compressor to Blue Sea fuse block
Rigid Industries Side Shots ditch lights with amber covers
Baja Designs rear 2-inch floodlights
RSG Metalworks Rhino-lined sliders
RCI steel skids (front, transfer case, and fuel tank)
Long Range Automotive fuel tank, 33-gallon

Located in Leesburg, Virginia, this 2012 Lexus GX 460 is listed for sale for $52,000 OBO. If you are attending Overland Expo East this weekend and would like to see the build in person, you’re in luck. The owner will be there with his GX 460. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.