Update 1/3/2019: According to year-end sales numbers, Lexus sold three LFAs in 2017 and two more in 2018, bringing the remaining tally still left unsold down to seven cars. Our original article covering the unsold LFAs, published August, 2nd 2017, can be seen below.
Remember the Lexus LFA? Of course you do. It's the fantastic V10-powered masterpiece Toyota built to show off what the company was capable of back in the mid-2000s. Production ended five years ago, with 500 examples being built. But according to Toyota, there are 12 examples in America that have yet to be sold. Wait, what?
Yes, that's right. stumbled upon a strange figure in Lexus's July sales numbers, finding that a dealer had sold a new Lexus LFA to a customer—remember, this is a car that hasn't been in production since 2012. Interested to see how many more "new" LFAs were available, they reached out to Toyota, which informed them there are a further 12 never-registered examples still sitting at dealerships.
As Autoblog points out, there are a number of possibilities behind why these 12 LFAs have yet to be sold. The dealers could be using them as display pieces, or for investment purposes. Or, maybe they're just asking too much money, and won't budge on price.
Whatever the reason may be, it seems there's a good chance you can buy a brand new 2012 Lexus LFA from the showroom floor. Just make sure you check those tires for dry rotting.