Car sales figures released last month in the US have revealed there are currently 12 unsold 2012 Lexus LFAs sitting in dealerships.
While Autoblog was sifting through the July figures, it discovered one LFA was sold that month, and more surprisingly, six were sold last year of the five-year-old sports car.
How is this possible? During production in 2010, order numbers had dropped by the wayside. So, instead of having cars sitting in the factory, Lexus contacted existing LFA holders and offered them the chance to put their name down for a second car.
Lexus dealers and executives were also given the opportunity to purchase one, where some kept the car for themselves, while others were offered at dealerships.
As a result, LFAs still occasionally pop up in dealership windows.
If they’re actually for sale, though, is another thing. Seeing as it’s been so long since production came to an end, and that only 500 were made, some dealers might be hesitant to let go of such a collectable car.
No doubt some would be sitting proudly on display and may not ever move, which is a darn shame.
“Some of these cars may never be sold, except perhaps by the dealer’s heirs,” Lexus said.
We contacted Lexus Australia in the hope there’s some hiding in dealerships here, but we were met with some disappointing news.
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