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It has been over a decade since we’ve seen a retractable folding roof in a Lexus sports car. Back in 2012, we were teased with an LFA convertible as LFA 500 had a fold-a-way roof, but was never actually put in production. Sure, the Lexus IS 250/350 had a convertible, but was never really a true sports car. The last true sports car with a folding roof was the V-8 SC 430 – and while people may scuffle saying it wasn’t a sports car, it was for that time period, to Lexus.

After the LC 500 was placed in production in 2018, it has been a long anticipated wait for a convertible version to surface. Well the wait is over… at least for one lucky individual. Before going on sale summer of 2021, Lexus has introduced a one of kind LC Inspiration Series Launch Exclusive 500 Convertible to be auctioned off at this year’s Barrett Jackson on Friday, January 17th at 4:30pm MST.


Carrying over the 5.0-liter V-8 from the standard LC 500, one will get to worship all of its 471-horsepower and 398lb-ft of torque taking in the gorgeous sounds of eight-cylinders rumbling. This unique Structural Blue LC 500 Convertible, Vin Number 100001 will include an chic white semi-aniline leather interior with exclusive matching blue painted brake calipers lurking behind the 21-inch liquid graphite forged alloy wheels, specialty carbon-fiber scuff plates, and custom aluminum hard-case zero Halliburton Luggage Set. The winning bidder will also receive a curated driving package that includes a Lexus Performance Driving Experience with brand ambassador Scott Pruett and a three-night hotel stay for two at Pebble Beach Resort.


100% of the proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to two amazing charities: Boys and Girls Club of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America focuses on creating after-school programs for kids and teens across the nation, with the goal being “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The Bob Woodruff Foundation finds, funds and shapes programs benefiting post 9/11 impacted veterans, service members and their families long after their time in uniform.


“We’re very excited to expand our flagship LC family with the launch of the all-new 2021 LC 500 Convertible, but the most important thing about the auction is the money we raise for two amazing charities,” says Lisa Materazzo, Vice President of Lexus Marketing. “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.”

Those interested in bidding can do so by either registering as a bidder on (click on “Bid”) or on-site in the auction office. In addition to in-person bidding, there are online, phone and absentee options available. The auction can also be viewed live via the Live stream on the home page of

*The LC 500 Convertible prototype on display at Barrett-Jackson will be representative of the actual production vehicle that will be delivered in the summer of 2020.



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