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I Just Bought A Lexus With 1 MILLION MILES On It For ONE DOLLAR!

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I Just Bought A Lexus With 1 MILLION MILES On It For ONE DOLLAR!
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  • fifteen thousand to the channel thank
  • you so much for watching I really hope
  • you guys enjoy it I'm enjoying this
  • whole experience because my friend Matt
  • has come all the way from word to come
  • from well LA by way of Atlanta yes and
  • Destin so he came from LA but this car
  • came from parts unknown it's like by
  • parts unknown Tampa it came from Tampa
  • that's like going back home so this is
  • Matt's Lexus and it has a bit of a story
  • would you mind filling us in on said
  • story so on December roundabouts
  • December 1st 2014 I was on vacation in
  • Hawaii and my friend Rob Ferretti
  • emailed me a link to a car that was for
  • sale in Tampa and he said who wants to
  • take it the rest of the way so I clicked
  • the link and it was this car with eight
  • hundred and ninety seven thousand miles
  • on it that's high and when it's your
  • birthday cuz it was my birthday
  • and you're in Hawaii and drunk this is a
  • good idea yeah so it's it's 897 it's
  • like it's it's night all its 80
  • it's like eighty nine point seven
  • percent of the way there and that really
  • seems close they wanted to get it to a
  • million - ls400 fan I had an LS 400 back
  • in the day he's similar to this one and
  • I was like here's an opportunity to
  • Shepherd this car to a million miles and
  • I figured I would drive it a bunch I'd
  • pass it around to my friends and we'd
  • get there in you know no time right and
  • actually putting a hundred thousand
  • miles on a car
  • it takes a while if you had a car and
  • you bought it two or three years ago and
  • you put a hundred thousand miles on it
  • someone be like wow you put a lot of
  • miles on your car yeah so and that's
  • like if it was your only car like this
  • was like my
  • car yeah I think at one point was my
  • seventh car yeah miles I mean look at
  • this shop imagine getting a hundred
  • thousand miles on one of these cars like
  • right when you have all you know when
  • you have all that going on who could do
  • that so anyway I passed it to as many
  • people as I could
  • well I was one of the first people to
  • drive this car I drove this car across
  • the country in the log book I have the
  • Lexus logbook oh nice
  • yeah that's how we met I drove this this
  • time yeah that's the first time we met
  • you just showed up and I like handed you
  • the keys yes
  • yeah so here's the logbook so I asked
  • everyone you know who drove it to to
  • write you know stories or or thoughts or
  • whatever about the car you know domitor
  • 9:31 and and the people told some really
  • good stories that people win that's
  • Austin I just lent it out to like so
  • many people and they just people like
  • there's redwood stickers and like the
  • hot rod power tour and like this car
  • climbed about washing I mean there's
  • just like people so much life in this
  • that like people went on so many
  • adventures and like after all of that
  • like yeah like I also did spend a bunch
  • of money yeah on maintenance and all
  • that kind of stuff but it's actually
  • better shape now than when I got it four
  • years ago and you know it's it's not
  • about like me or anything that I'm doing
  • like I'm glad that the smoke and tires
  • getting talked about like that's awesome
  • but yes it's more just like when you
  • have a car and like Lexus isn't paying
  • me like been even care until yesterday
  • Lexus called me yesterday haha day we
  • did it they're like hey do you think
  • it's like I've been yelling about this
  • for four years like yes they have
  • nothing in it but like as a fan of the
  • Lexus of the idea of the LS 400 I just
  • felt like you know to have a car that
  • wasn't taken from zero to 1 million my
  • you know that one crazy person who has
  • like like that girl with the Hyundai
  • yeah she has an insane commute right
  • it's like a Mad Max commute yes that's
  • an impressive feat of like driving I
  • know what I mean but like Oh
  • all taken care of brand-new car could do
  • that it's not a yes feel like this is
  • like there's a hundred but it's like
  • almost like doing it with a practically
  • like a rental car or something and so so
  • how many so this car has a million miles
  • but a million miles doesn't mean a
  • million miles on all the components so
  • what have you replaced all right oh I
  • can't be like a hundred a hundred
  • percent certain mhm but I'm pretty
  • certain like I had some Lexus people
  • look at it like we're pretty certain the
  • valve covers have never been off okay
  • like the the motors never been apart
  • right like there's evidence of like the
  • this thing not being apart yes so as far
  • as I know the engine has just had its
  • regular service it's had nine timing
  • belts obviously you're gonna it's do for
  • the next one but oh I'll just think it's
  • a dealership for a million mile service
  • okay okay that's okay I think we can
  • handle that I I did or I had done what
  • is I think the third trans rebuild yeah
  • and but other than that I mean I I'm
  • pretty sure all the bodywork is original
  • you know is if mildly ill-fitting and
  • faded I don't think it's had any
  • bodywork well yeah
  • listen at a million miles like
  • everything's a consumable yeah shocks
  • like shit you have to replace the frame
  • is consuming the place stuff that I'm
  • like what is that exactly he's like yeah
  • dude you know you do it every 400 K
  • normal yeah every four under K just to
  • replace the carpet this is a consumable
  • like a replace shifter knob you know
  • gets the leather yeah like God so let's
  • take a look inside let's see I see what
  • it's like let's see what a million-mile
  • Lexus is like now I have replaced the
  • door panels when I had it super grimy so
  • thank you um the glovebox being down
  • makes it look like broken wood in fact
  • it's not and we have the six disc CD
  • changer Bork's
  • work will give you all the CDs - oh wow
  • we got some insane value 12 CDs Wow
  • this does not this does not look bad
  • actually it's no it looks really nice
  • and everything works - all the windows
  • the power mirrors the sunroof all the
  • lights like all the dome lights are they
  • all work AC works the tape deck for some
  • reason when you use the tape deck and
  • that only matters because the tape
  • adapter for your phone yep
  • it only comes out the right side okay
  • that's why I CD player and the FM radio
  • come out all the speakers so can we can
  • we I got just 22 miles per gallon on the
  • way down here awesome so I am going to
  • fire it up fire it up I want to see what
  • this thing says you just hit a million
  • mark that is so now 9 s plus trip so we
  • get a million 250 all right so I
  • definitely don't wanna that's that's
  • gonna be the importance of it but yeah
  • you're on your board 9 that is insane
  • internal night and like get fired up
  • okay let's see
  • Wow that is buttery real nice buttery
  • where's my lambo started that nice dude
  • this you can't even feel anything yeah
  • AC blows nice and called the the light
  • the backlight is out in the radio no
  • arable can I return the car terrible
  • tell you wait here you want to see your
  • cassette so you have cassettes fees so
  • what you got um future graph for uh what
  • that is it's just a bunch of synth wave
  • and this is a band called fart barf
  • Rexton effect okay
  • ac/dc back in black that's a good one
  • stone shuttle pilot score that's a good
  • one
  • I feel like feel like you should you
  • should definitely take you should live
  • Bobby Brown its period really its period
  • correct Ausmus bat that is that's
  • amazing so I think let's let's turn this
  • thing off I can't even can't even tell
  • that it's on I'm gonna see you under the
  • hood yeah let's see in the hood
  • I don't think the back seats been
  • changed I think it's 100% original that
  • is very spacious easy not that and it's
  • actually not bad yeah if you keep upping
  • uncle's sat back there for just four sat
  • back there for like eight hundred miles
  • and he did not have any complaints this
  • is this is really not bad oh by not
  • saying it's a piece of crap if it's a
  • piece of crap
  • yeah it's not a piece of crap really
  • isn't no so here's what I plan to do
  • rear ashtrays which he really like
  • mm-hmm with these oh wow which honestly
  • it's like a Japanese that's class dude
  • all you do is you get a USB ports and
  • then you have like 12 USB ports in this
  • car that's that's amazing
  • so yeah let's take a look at the engine
  • so here's what I plan to do with the car
  • and here's why love your shop like I am
  • shvitzing this Florida thing dude so I
  • can't control that the cool boss we got
  • a cool boss it's not on because I
  • opposed dichotomy between cool boss and
  • what we need to be doing we are not cool
  • bosses right now yeah we're we're very
  • whole badging maury important with your
  • ls400 24 karat gold-plated yes $600
  • option in 96 well uh what's what's it
  • what's it in monetary value in 2019 I
  • told you I had to replace the one on the
  • rear the the big L in the rear and it
  • was like $85 that's excessive that's cuz
  • I love the car so much I wanted it to be
  • you know properly you know blinged out
  • I'm ash yes old Seiko with the gold
  • badges when I drive the Lexus
  • you can leave the seco on there I can
  • just take that badge same thing I wore
  • this for you because I think you should
  • have a Seiko turtle because I think it's
  • a watch that fits your personnel okay oh
  • he wears one definitely you and Posey
  • see eye to eye yes yes we do so this is
  • a 1 uz Fe because that's what it says
  • there yeah it's a it has 1 oz and fuel
  • injection good good so this is a
  • four-litre v8 makes around 250 Ishwar
  • power something like that and it seems
  • to run very smooth ever use all of it
  • yeah it's it's spent like its entire
  • life under 3,000 ever need to use it but
  • what I plan to do is I want to do away
  • with all of this and we're gonna have a
  • big turbo just sitting right here and
  • we're gonna see how much power we
  • put into that thing now wait so can you
  • like so you don't want to use like a
  • like a high revi Supra Turbo right like
  • if you don't use a turbo that's that's
  • meant to make its power at lower revs
  • not necessarily so what I'm thinking of
  • with this is probably a very high red
  • line here this thing like I mean just an
  • na form it runs out of go juice around
  • like 5500 the thing is when you have a
  • turbo all that stuff changes you change
  • the qualities of the intake manifold
  • it's no longer the the runner length all
  • that stuff doesn't really matter all
  • that much so what you can do is I plan
  • to do either 62 or 65 millimeter 67
  • millimeter terrible law it's it's not
  • bad it's just gonna give a nice top-end
  • without really stressing the turbo too
  • much and we're gonna try not to so the
  • the goal here is to get it near like a
  • Hellcat number like around 700
  • horsepower which the internet tells me I
  • can do but they never said anything
  • about a million-mile version of it
  • here's the here's the thing so with this
  • car like I bought it right and I the
  • goal was to get it to a million miles
  • and I that was me like making up a game
  • yes a game for like myself and my
  • friends and whoever wanted to play and
  • like along the way people encouraged
  • various ways for me to cheat at the game
  • right just to just get it done with
  • exactly I'll put the car on a dyno for
  • 24 hours or whatever yeah you didn't do
  • that and I think it's dumb to make up a
  • game and then cheat at the game yes so
  • Freddie yes this is your game now it is
  • what are the rules of the game so the
  • rules of the game is try to do it for us
  • cheaply as possible but we're gonna make
  • sure that the block is stock so we're
  • not gonna be opening it up obviously but
  • are you gonna take the unit take it
  • apart you take the valve covers on that
  • like a like are you gonna reseal it no
  • no no so so it's just gonna be basically
  • run what we brung type thing and we're
  • just gonna slap a turbo on it haha I
  • mean forgive my ignorance I'm not and
  • your audience is gonna think I'm a moron
  • because I'm not a wrench and they're all
  • probably wrenches but like how far apart
  • do you have to
  • take this to install a functional turbo
  • so all you have to do is take off this
  • air box because so that's gonna be where
  • the turbo intake is gonna be and the
  • intercooler piping we'll just put an
  • intercooler down there and we take off
  • the stock exhaust manifolds actually
  • what we'll leave those on and then we'll
  • just make an up pipe from both the
  • exhaust manifolds we'll make it into a
  • why bring it up here and then there's
  • gonna be a turbo here and we'll bring
  • the exhaust back down because apparently
  • there's a decent amount of space here
  • that's it other than fuel mods we'll
  • probably just get a better fuel pump
  • better lines and better injectors and
  • then we have to find a standalone or
  • something to do all this stuff and
  • really not to do it on a budget
  • so that's that's it and what do you have
  • to do anything with like the ignition
  • system the ignition system should be ok
  • if we're not standalone these are way
  • this doesn't have us distributor all
  • right I don't think so I don't think so
  • so if it doesn't then yeah if it's coil
  • packs then we're okay it might be cool
  • unplug but that's that's okay it
  • shouldn't be for the power that we're
  • getting I don't think it's gonna be that
  • bad
  • it might be yeah this is how much I know
  • about this engine but people might be
  • screaming in the comments right now I
  • don't matter yeah so that's that's how
  • we're gonna do it I don't think anything
  • needs to be broken apart I would like to
  • do a compression test on the engine
  • maybe you put a borescope down the
  • cylinders take out a spark plug so
  • that's gonna be kind of cool just to see
  • what the engine is actually doing it
  • seems very healthy and the one thing I
  • want to worry about is oil pressure
  • because if we don't have that then
  • everything kind of goes kaboom but I
  • from the internet this thing can take a
  • lot of power like seriously a lot of
  • power because when these things were
  • made brand-new they actually reinforced
  • the components quite well these are
  • basically rate like detuned race motors
  • well they're super over built and you
  • can actually use them in airplanes yeah
  • and I hear they last a million miles
  • I remember like like my dad had one of
  • these like when it was new he id2 and I
  • remember when I was a kid that compared
  • to anything else it was just so far
  • beyond smooth and like this one is like
  • slightly less
  • smooth than it should be yeah because of
  • age and whatever and like frankly I
  • think if you actually did a rebuild
  • right you get it to where it was
  • supposed to be yeah but like that wasn't
  • my game so like that's why I wonder like
  • I wonder that lack of smoothness that
  • doesn't really matter for driving this
  • well the smoothness happens when you
  • triple the horsepower it'll get
  • interesting that's that's basically what
  • happens all right so my rules are huh
  • that's a good all right so minimum of
  • expense no opening the motor
  • yeah that's your rules okay with a
  • target of hellcat power yeah well as
  • close as we can get to it so I'm not
  • really a hoonigan type guy where I have
  • zero mechanical sympathy I'd like to get
  • to like a good number and then if that
  • number is you know we could we can
  • regularly do that then I will take it
  • apart and just make you a coffee table
  • out of that
  • well that was gonna say so my rules were
  • you can have the car for $1 mm-hmm you
  • can do it ever the hell you want with it
  • it's your car sure and if you blow it up
  • doing your shenanigans
  • then I need for my new building west
  • side collector car storage in LA you're
  • in LA and need car storage hit me up
  • Mathis moment are calm I will need an
  • engine block coffee table with a
  • well-seasoned million mile engine and so
  • you can have the car but I get an engine
  • block coffee table when you blow it up
  • 100 percent that is you don't blow it up
  • if I don't blow it up and you're gonna
  • get a coffee table anyway I think I
  • think I think it'd be kind of cool these
  • badass like valve covers on there the v8
  • for cam 32 those like I don't know I
  • feel like a bear block would look look
  • look kind of cool we cleaned there up
  • and stuff and especially if there's a
  • hole in the side of it so alright cool
  • so Matt thank you so much dude like this
  • is this is the best gift you're
  • anybody's have anybody's given me at
  • least this week so teller didn't give me
  • that I bought that thing I bought let's
  • let's not talk about what who gave who
  • yeah so thank you all you had to buy
  • that you have you had to buy this for $1
  • yes so I feel like this is probably the
  • better deal
  • keep it like the log books yes yes keep
  • it and let me know if you need anything
  • else from this but yes - that doesn't
  • come with two keys this does yeah hood
  • struts for you so you good to go we are
  • living in the future ladies and
  • gentlemen alright Matt thank you so much
  • all Matt stuff will be in the link in
  • the description below check him out he
  • does really really good work and not
  • just on old Lexuses but he is a would
  • you say you're a capital J journalist
  • are you are you are you a big deal right
  • now writing this I'm writing about this
  • for Road & Track magazine September
  • issue yeah okay so check that out and
  • yes it is so ah more cars as always and
  • more projects but I think this one
  • should be a little bit quicker than than
  • what we usually do because I'm gonna try
  • to do this maybe in a few weekends or
  • something like that this is not gonna be
  • you know a real unlike the rest of your
  • cars
  • this one drove in division this yeah
  • that's a big know me to the airport no
  • yeah no no tow truck
  • no trow truck needed all right so that's
  • gonna be it for today until next times
  • me reminding you guys that on cars like
  • this that are awesome with a million
  • miles but still need a little bit of
  • work to get a lot of power you guys need
  • to wrench every day
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