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1992 Acurua Legend

At $35,175, the Acura Legend LS Sedan was the 5th most-expensive Japanese car of 1992.

Why 1992? Because ‘92 was the year one of my favorite cars of the Nineties, the Lexus SC, went on sale in the U.S. Also, by 1992 all three of the Japanese luxury brands (Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus) were up and fully operational, and giving U.S. and German premium carmakers fits. 

The cars on this list range in price from $26,500 to $66,600. For a little perspective, The cheapest Mercedes-Benz, the 4-cylinder manual-transmission 190E, started at $28,950, while the most-expensive Cadillac, the Fleetwood Sixty Special, listed for $40,460.

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Acura NSX Automatic: $66,600

1992 Acura NSX

1992 Acura NSX

Acura NSX Base Price: $62,600

Most-Expensive Option: No factory options offered

 

Infiniti Q45 with Full Active Suspension: $47,385

1992 Infiniti Q45

1992 Infiniti Q45

Infiniti Q45 Base Price: $42,385

Most-Expensive Option: Super HICAS 4-wheel steering system ($2800)

 

Lexus LS 400: $42,550

1992 Lexus LS 400

1992 Lexus LS 400

Lexus LS 400 Base Price: $42,550

Most-Expensive Option: Traction control with heated front seats ($1700) 

 

Lexus SC 400: $37,850

1992 Lexus SC 400

1992 Lexus SC 400

Lexus SC 300 Base Price: $31,450

Most-Expensive Option: Traction control with heated front seats ($1600)

 

Nissan 300ZX Turbo Automatic: $35,805

1992 Nissan 300ZX Turbo

1992 Nissan 300ZX Turbo

Nissan 300ZX Base Price: $28,475

Most-Expensive Option: Leather seating ($1300)

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Acura Legend LS Sedan Automatic: $35,175

1992 Acura Legend

1992 Acura Legend

Acura Legend Base Price: $31,225

Most-Expensive Option: No factory options offered

 

Infiniti M30 Convertible: $33,385

1992 Infiniti M30 Convertible

1992 Infiniti M30 Convertible

Infiniti M30 Base Price: $25,385

Most-Expensive Option: No factory options offered

 

Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4: $33,168

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

Mitsubishi 3000GT Base Price: $20,417

Most-Expensive Option: Leather seating ($1120)

 

Toyota Supra Turbo with Sport Roof Automatic: $30,920

1992 Toyota Supra Turbo

1992 Toyota Supra Turbo

Mitsubishi GT3000 Base Price: $25,630

Most-Expensive Option: Leather seating ($1100)

 

Lexus ES 300 Automatic: $26,500

1992 Lexus ES 300

1992 Lexus ES 300

Lexus ES 300 Base Price: $25,600

Most-Expensive Option: Leather seating ($1200)

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