A very racy Lexus ES300 sedan, Spotted in China just west of the eastern section of the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. The good Lex’ was painted, no wrapping here, in a stealthy matte kinda black, and further sexed up with darkened windows, one yellow headlight and one white, matte gray multispoke alloys, a big wing on the back, and a very impressive body kit.
The interior was prettified as well with bespoke black and red leather and rubber floor mats. Dash is otherwise original up until the radio-cassette player and the wood panel on the center tunnel.
The ES300 was seemed sadly abandoned. Such a shame for such a pretty car. Body kit appears to be local Chinese, with large swaths of black plastic, making the vehicle almost half a meter longer than it was.
Fuzzy badges go for a few kuai on the car market.
The second generation ‘XV10′ Lexus ES300 was manufactured from 1991 until 1996 with a small facelift in 1994, this Beijing monster is a pre-facelift example. Power came from a 3.0 V6 petrol with 185hp mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. Top speed was a decent 220 km/h and 0-100 was gone in 7.9 seconds.
Rear lights units are crazily complex. Small license plate area indicates this was once a U.S. car that somehow ended up in the Chinese capital later in life.
Front spoiler screams speed!, but this poor ES won’t run anywhere fast anymore.