What will happen to the first production Lexus LC Convertible?

Full production of the new Lexus LC 500 Convertible will soon commence in preparation for the model going on sale across the world this summer. But what will happen to the first example that rolls off the production line?

The answer to this question was decided last week at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona, USA, where Lexus sold that historic model (vehicle identification number 100001) for $2 million and shared the entire figure between the Boys & Girls Clubs of America charity and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Representing the car in question was the pre-production LC 500 Convertible displayed at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. However, the inaugural production model will also be presented in breathtaking Structural Blue paintwork with elegant semi-aniline white leather interior. Further features will include unique blue brake calipers, exclusive 21-inch forged alloy wheels and custom carbon fibre sill plates bearing the legend, LC Inspiration Series Launch Exclusive 1 of 1.


To sweeten this already unmissable opportunity, the person behind the winning bid will soon receive a bounty of additional collectables and experiences. This includes the first made-to-measure luggage set for the LC Convertible from travel brand Zero Halliburton, a one-on-one performance driving experience with Lexus brand ambassador Scott Pruett, a three-night stay at the Pebble Beach Resort, and a one-off illustrated build diary from the Motomachi plant signed by the vehicle’s chief engineers.

Lexus LC Convertible

Although the destiny of the Lexus LC 500 Convertible #100001 is now decided, a pre-order process has been arranged for successive models scheduled for UK delivery in September. Lodge your interest by following the instructions on the Lexus UK website.

Learn more: Lexus LC 500 Convertible makes its global debut


  1. My wife and I both love our RX 400h although my wife is starting to find it a bit too big for her on the UK roads. (we are in our 70’s! )
    I was about to trade up to a 450h in the summer but now might just restrain myself and wait for the NX – from all accounts it seems to tick all the boxes

  2. Have ordered the Nx300h luxury spec with convenience pack, panoramic roof and Nav, does this have the touch pad facility or the dial?
    Another point regarding the wireless charger what phones are comparable?..I have i phone 5 and not sure if this would work?

    1. Hi Nick
      Thanks for your post and for your interest in the new Lexus NX 300h.
      It does depend on which Nav you have ordered. The Lexus navigation comes with the remote rotary dial, the Lexus Premium Navigation comes with a Touch Pad. Turning to the compatible phones, it will work with any “Qi” compatible mobile phone device. This does include some iPhones and it is worth double checking this with the manufacturer.
      Hope this helps.

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