Lexus LS 460 Import Information

2006 to 2017 Lexus LS 460 (USF40, USF45, USF46)

Lexus LS 460 Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia

Lexus LS 460 import black

The Lexus LS 460 and LS 460L 4.6L V8 performance sedan can be imported to Australia from Japan within the following year and model ranges as they were not sold in Australia at that time:

1 September 2006 to 30 April 2007 Lexus LS 460 (USF40)

September 2008 to August 2017 Lexus LS 460 (USF45) 4WD and LS 460L (USF46) 4WD

*The early 2006/07 LS 460 is cheap to buy in Japan but not considered financially viable for import given it’s age, the very limited 8 month build range allowed for import, and the base import costs to Australia. A 2008 to 2012 Toyota Crown 4.6L V8 (URS206) or a later model Crown hybrid or Lexus hybrid sedan would be a better import option to consider.

2006 to 2008 LS 460 import (USF40)

2006 to 2008 LS 460 import (USF40) rear2006 / 2007 LS 460 import (USF40)

This page deals with the 2008 to 2017 Lexus LS 460 and LS 460L 4WD model:

Lexus LS 460 import black rear

The Lexus LS 460 import is available from Japan in several 5-seat models.

Lexus LS 460 import model options from Japan

LS460 base model 4WD

LS460 Version C I Package 4WD

LS460 Version U I Package 4WD

Leather and sunroof were factory optional.

Light and dark interior options are available.

Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to import your own LS 460 to Australia.

Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.

There are a number of LS 460 import eligible models going through auction in Japan to choose from every week – we can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.

We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.

Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.

We make Lexus LS 460 import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.

We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !

Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.

Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.

Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.

Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:

  • Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale

  • Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades

  • Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.

Our thorough Japan auction inspections include checks of engine, transmission, air conditioning / electrics plus pictures inside, outside and underneath showing options / features and any condition issues. Just like the auction history checks, in-person inspections at auction are all part of our service – no extra charge.

Following these rules and being very selective on quality allows us to consistently target first-time auctioned vehicles for our clients in the best condition and at the best price.

We also ensure that any outstanding factory recalls are completed prior to export from Japan, which is essential before import to Australia / SEVS compliance. *Recall work is free in Japan and will be arranged at no extra charge before your vehicle goes to the Port, but please note there will be a small transport charge (generally $200 to $300) to send the vehicle to the nearest Lexus dealer.

Once your LS460 has been exported from Japan all original paperwork and additional items such as spare keys and books are sent to you by EMS. This includes the Export Certificate (showing up to the last two re-registration inspection dates and odometer readings, depending on vehicle age) for your peace of mind.

Port clearance and compliance will be arranged for you, and registration can also be taken care of by the compliance workshop for your convenience.

For more detail see How our import process works.

Our automated auction alerts system ensures you never miss a suitable car.

Set up FREE auction alerts to receive daily email updates for the LS460 – the easiest way to monitor auction vehicles in Japan.

Check recent Japan auction Lexus LS 460 sale price.

View all vehicle import options for Australia.

Lexus LS 460 Pictures

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