Lexus SC 430 coupe-convertible: we approve

Lexus celebrated the Millennium by launching the SC 430, a luxury grand tourer that made history as the first ever Lexus convertible.

The SC 430 was an instant hit with the Guardian, who declared it to be ”a deeply luxurious, unutterably comfortable and touchingly glamorous sports car that goes very, very fast, very, very smoothly.”

With the SC 430, Lexus set a tone for coupe-convertibles that continues today with the dynamic IS 250C.

The SC 430 still offers the benefits of a sports coupe with all the highlights of open-top motoring. And with a 4.3-litre engine under the bonnet, you can be sure it can easily keep up with modern times.

The SC 430 is now only available from Lexus through the approved pre-owned programme and is destined to become an increasingly exclusive sighting in the UK.

SC 430 owners are able to take advantage of all the benefits LexusCare. This range of specially tailored products and services ensures a first-class Lexus ownership experience – click here to find out more.

Whether you’ve been driving an SC 430 for years, or you’re considering one for the first time, let us know what you think about the original Lexus convertible in the comments section below.

Click here to see more images of the SC 430.

Comments (4)

  1. I am really interested in the SC430. The only thing holding me back is that I have heard that the satnav only takes 6 characters for the postcode. Most postcodes are now 7 digits. Is this true, and if so, is there any way of updating it?

    1. Hello Grant
      Thanks for your post and for your interest in the Lexus SC 430.
      We have to confirm that the satnav does only accept six digits on the postcode and unfortunately this cannot be updated. That said we would recommend that you take a drive in one and let us know how you get on.

  2. I am very very interested in the sports Coupe SC430,Looking for a nice example with low mileage for
    my retirement. I live in Kirkcaldy KY2 5SG, Have visited
    the Lexus showroom at Newbridge/Edinburgh. There is currrently a blue example 04 plate on offer,would like
    2/3 options on this beautiful car.Can you advise?

    Regards, John Brookhouse.(To retire from MN next year)

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