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My 2009 Lexus IS-F Updated: August 29, 2023
Purchased: November 18, 2013
Dealer: Mercedes Benz Houston North in Houston, Texas
Salesman: Frank Vanhhamersveld
Mileage: 49K

After driving the 97 Celica Convertible as my daily-driver for about 5 years, I was ready for an upgrade.   Something newer and, perhaps, more powerful.   I had been on the hunt for a late-model, low-mileage Mercedes C63 (451 bhp) and received a call from Frank about a 2011 C63 they had just received in on a trade.  Unfortunately, the C63 was a wine/light gold color and really not of my liking.  So, on a whim, I walked the pre-owned lot and found the IS-F you see on this page.  It met my specs: not black or white, powerful and fast, you know - a subtle sleeper, and perhaps a few bells and whistles.  After a brief drive, I was in for the deal. 

The following are just a couple quick pictures from my phone.  I'll redo this page at some point in the future with many other, much better photos.   Enjoy!




  • WeatherTech Foor Mats
  • GROM USB2 - adds USB connectivity to the factory Mark Levinson stereo


  • PPE Headers & Joe Z Exhaust
  • RR Racing RR625 Rotex Supercharger 7 psi
  • RR Racing Air/Oil Separator
  • RR Racing Aluminum Radiator


  • Shine Auto Project Carbon Fiber Front Spoiler & Rear Diffuser
  • Generic eBay Carbon Fiber Side Skirts & Rear Spats
  • Wald Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler


  • HKS Hipermax MAX IV GT Coilovers
  • OEM Lexus F-Sport Rear Swaybar


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