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Car and Driver LS 400 Feature, Dec 2017

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I discovered this article today, thanks to a member at ClubLexus. I went and made a scan of my copy, thanks to his discovery. I don't suppose it would hurt to post it here:

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Glad you liked it, Paul!

For anyone who is also interested, I speculate that the car featured here is the same LS 400 currently being held at the Toyota USA Auto Museum in California:

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Even though this car has a plate on it, it has been in photos before with the plate removed, such as this one:

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The mounting holes are so small, that at the right angle with the right lighting, or with the use of photo editing, it could appear as if they aren't even there (like the photo in the C&D article). Notice how hard it is to see the holes on the ES 250 beside the LS (above).

The museum car is also a non-Trac equipped model, just like the one in the article:
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Sources for photos:
http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/05/the-toyota-usa-museumfrom-lexus-to-nascar-more/
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/the-lexus-ls-400-is-officially-a-japanese-nostalgic-car/
http://www.toyotausamuseum.com/collection/1990_LS400.htm

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