SOLD 1997 LX450 201,000 miles $6,000.00

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  1. Dixiedog

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    I am selling my 1997 LX450 with 201,000 miles on it.

    Lets try this again, I listed it a couple of months ago and didn't get much interest. I have finished some of the work on it so lets take another look at it.

    The good:

    The truck has been owned by two other people before me, one in southern California and the other was in Arizona so the truck has ZERO rust.
    The A/C is super cold
    2 1/2" OME suspension
    New ARB front bumper/grill guard
    New WARN VR8 winch
    New battery
    New Specter front seat covers
    Engine Scan Gauge
    LED lights inside
    All windows go up and down, no sign of any leak from sun roof - sun roof drains are clear.
    Runs really well, does not even think about running hot.
    Not because it was running hot but because I wanted to base line it I have replaced the radiator with a new OEM one, blue fan clutch, OEM water pump, hoses, thermostat, and belts.
    New OEM starter is installed.
    In the pictures the new WARN winch was not wired up but it is now.
    Monsterliner coating desert tan on top, grey on bottom - the reason for this was that the paint was baked from living in the Southwest its whole life and it had to be painted or covered in a coating like Monsterliner. I had great plans of taking this truck all across the Southeastern United States with my wife camping and exploring dirt roads, Natl. Forest and single tracks. Better to have Monsterliner than paint that will just get scratched up was my thinking. Some people like it, some do not - personally after doing it I like it a lot.

    The bad:

    Cracked dash

    PO disconnected the ABS (The truck brakes fine so I never even thought about fixing that.)

    Has a chip in the windshield

    Antenna is broken - I think I have a new one in with all the spare parts

    PO taped the housing of the drivers mirror, tape holds it good and is still on it.
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    It has a slight dent in the tail gate. It does not bother me but I do have another tail gate that goes with the truck if you would like to change it out.

    I have had the truck for over a year now but have not put too many miles on it because of traveling out of the country. I am home now and thought I would list it one more time here before putting it on Craigslist. Hate to see it go but my wife just does not care to ride around and explore with me so I will keep my FJ60 and sell the Lexus.
     
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    Engine bay picture is before the new coolant system was in place.

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    Whats your location?
     
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    Early bump for an honest, hassle free seller! Purchased a clean LX450 from Frank a few years ago while I was overseas.
     
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    Sorry I did not post location - Fayetteville, GA.
     
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    Expo Georgia -
    Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure doing business with you and meeting your father while you were overseas.
     
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    Hello! I'd like to do business with you. Very interesting in purchasing the car, I just have a couple questions. Please message or call me at 214-862-5309 or email me at briggsjones8@gmail.com. Thank you.
     
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    Is this rig still for sale? And if so has the headgasket been done?
     
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    That thing looks sweet! Does it leak or burn a lot of oil? If so, how much per fill-up?
     
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    Sorry I have not been able to reply to questions, work sent me to Haiti and I have been away from email.

    No sure if a head gasket has ever been done.

    Does not burn any oil, it has some oil film under the engine but no oil drips on the driveway and it shows no sign of loosing oil between oil changes.
     
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    Can you post an undercarriage pic or two?
     
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    Raining here right now, should be able to later today or tomorrow.
     
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    Does not have lockers, the plan was to have on board air and run ARB air lockers
     
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    This looks like a solid deal, making me want to buy another one. ;)
     
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    I can't figure out why this one has not sold? Seems like a good deal to me.
     
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    I can’t figure it out, it is a good running truck at a very fair price - maybe it is the Monsterliner??
     
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    It is a fairly good deal. For me, yea, it's the monsterliner! Yup, it's ideal for a total off-road truck, but not a multi purpose.
     
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