It was back in November when Lexus officially dropped the top-down 2020 LC Convertible. Originally conceived as a design concept, it quickly grabbed the attention of Lexus customers, as well as those that want a topless, two-seater grand tourer.
Fast forward to 2020, and the first-ever LC Convertible has just been sold at an eye-watering $2 million (or about PhP 102,110,000). It was recently sold at this year's Barrett-Jackson auction, with all of the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Wearing 'VIN 10001', the unique LC 500 has some unique features that are only available to this particular model. It's painted in a unique Structural Blue hue, and is complemented by huge 21-inch Liquid Graphite-finished forged alloys. Behind those wheels are the equally massive brake calipers that are painted in a bespoke blue paint. Topping off the exterior details are the Liquid Platinum finish that can be found on the headlight and side air intake garnishes, side mirrors, and taillights.
As for its interior, the auctioned LC Convertible comes with a semi-aniline leather interior finished in white, along with carbon fiber scuff plates that bear the note: 'LC Inspiration Series Launch Exclusive 1 of 1'.
Besides getting the first-ever LC Convertible, the lucky owner will also receive an impressive collection of memorabilia as part of the auction package. These include a framed sketch of the convertible itself, a portfolio with production-line photos, and a one-of-one certificate signed by vehicle chief engineers, as well as the general manager of the Mototmachi Plant where the car is produced.
If that's not enough, the winner of the auction will also get the very-first luggage set from the travel brand Zero Halliburton's new design series with custom Lexus cues, and a Lexus Performance Driving Experience with brand ambassador Scott Pruett.
“We’re very excited to expand our flagship LC family with the launch of the all-new 2021 LC Convertible, but the most important thing about the auction is the money we raise for two amazing charities. We’re thrilled to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America in its efforts to provide services to children across the country as well as the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s goal to help our veterans and their families,” said Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus Marketing.
With the first LC Convertible being sold at a monumental price, not only was Lexus able to sell it a premium, but they were also able to raise money for charity. Talk about helping the children and veterans in a big way.
Here's to hoping the LC Convertible will also make its way here in the Philippines soon.