Get ready to cruise the land in this beefed-up Lexus.
While most Lexus SUVs will be relegated to picking up groceries or dropping off kids at soccer practice, this 2005 Lexus LX 470 is ready to take its next owner on intense off-road adventures. Lexus' flagship SUV is based on the already-rugged Toyota Land Cruiser, but this one has been heavily modified to become an off-the-grid mobile home.
More than just a typical off-roader, overland vehicles are designed to bring all the basic living essentials to remote locations. For this Lexus, that includes everything from a rooftop tent and an onboard refrigerator to a pair of roof-mounted solar panels and a hot water system with a shower. To bring a little extra comfort and convenience to remote areas, this Lexus is like a living room on wheels with leather seats, heated front seats, a rear seat DVD entertainment system and a Mark Levinson sound system.
For added ruggedness, this SUV features a 2.5-inch lift and meaty LT285/70R17 BFGoodrich tires that wrap 17-inch Fuel alloy wheels. The front bumper houses plenty of LED lights for off-roading as well as a Warn winch with a synthetic rope, and the rear bumper holds a full-size spare tire and a triple jerrycan holder; swing open these bumper accessories and you'll find the cargo area has been modified with sliding storage compartment and USB chargers.
At the heart of this overlanding Lexus is the tried-and-true 4.7-liter V8 and five-speed automatic transmission that this SUV, and the two-speed transfer case that has been modified with even lower crawl ratio gears than the factory offered. This two-owner Lexus has logged 124,000 miles worth of adventures so far, and this ultra-reliable Toyota powertrain is ready for many, many more.