Ownership Verified: Four more litres of displacement ('92 LS400)

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Grats! Love it! :-D
 

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May I enquire as to what the black tape is on the headlights?

What public said. The beam is larger and higher on the curb side, which will blind people if used in opposite sided traffic. US lights don't have that IIRC? Anyway, I can't register it with tape, so I had to buy LHD lights to swap over.

Toyotas are not usually praised for great styling, but I like how this Lexus shares its styling cues with most other Toyotas of its age. I think the back and front styling has many similarities with Corolla and Carina at least.

That is true, the rear in particular. I wouldn't say that LS is a very good looking car, but the square-ish front works quite well. And the sheer size makes it quite imposing (at least on this side of the world).

Looks like it handled the snow and ice well. :)

Haha, no. The studless tyres (as it has to drive from UK) don't work very well on ice, especially having to hold 2 tons of mass. The rubber is also rather hard for a winter tyre, perhaps it's a different compound than what we have here in the north, or maybe it's just age. It was only really enjoyable when the track was roughened up by spiked-tyred rally cars and bikes, but the Sunday track was so polished, that it was rather frustrating.
 

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Can you guys do a formal (i.e. article-length) comparison review with this and the Daimler? You've sprinkled comparisons throughout the two threads but it'd be great as an intro for people who haven't been following the awesome sagas of these two cars.
 

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Can you guys do a formal (i.e. article-length) comparison review with this and the Daimler? You've sprinkled comparisons throughout the two threads but it'd be great as an intro for people who haven't been following the awesome sagas of these two cars.

I'm sure the other two owners of the Daimler have been itching to do exactly that :p Obviously, I'm onboard.
 

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I'm sure the other two owners of the Daimler have been itching to do exactly that :p Obviously, I'm onboard.

Yeah, definitely! It sounds like a day well spent.
 

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Yes, definitely! We have to plan this very well. A thorough test of ?1000 luxury barges!
 

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Haha, no. The studless tyres (as it has to drive from UK) don't work very well on ice, especially having to hold 2 tons of mass. The rubber is also rather hard for a winter tyre, perhaps it's a different compound than what we have here in the north, or maybe it's just age. It was only really enjoyable when the track was roughened up by spiked-tyred rally cars and bikes, but the Sunday track was so polished, that it was rather frustrating.

Yeah, winter tires from the continent (I almost wrote Continental tires :p) aren't made like ours up here. But wet ice is the worst. For everything else, my studless Nokians perform just as well as any other winter tire.
 

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Cool, looks like a thousand quid well spent. Congrats!

I used to have a 1:24 scale model of a LS400 in exactly the same colour combo :)
 

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I can attest the right hand seat in the back is comfortable for many kilometers, even while straddling a toolbox.
 

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Something German or French, I'd venture. Maybe one of those W126s?

I suggest it should be from a notable whisky-producing country, as the UK and Japan are those. Germany really isn't.
 

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:think:Do we need a third one? What would it be?

i'll try to save up 1000 of the isles currency by the next icetrackmeet D:
I'd love a v10 or v12 :3
 

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Nice, I've always had a soft spot for these, and the neighbor's son has tried to sell me his on multiple occasions, just never at a time when I was looking for something like it.

:think:Do we need a third one? What would it be?

I have a ?2500 luxury-ish barge-ish vehicle...
 

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The car has some sort of aftermarket immobilizer, which looks ancient. It's a card-like fob that goes into a slot under the ignition lock.



I only have one key, so I'm not taking it out with me in the case I lose or break it, and lock myself out. Essentially it's useless and I want to get rid of it. Tried to find some information about this thing, but couldn't find anything looking like that online. Does anyone recognize it?
 

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She looks great in the snow, and majestic going sideways! I'm sad to see her go but glad she's found a new home overseas.

Some photos of her previous life as Lady Sovereign ferrying us around Europe, rescuing stuck cars on mountain passes:
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