Go To Florida, Buy A Lamborghini LM002, Enjoy Its Brutality

A rare Lamborghini LM002 is being auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s at their March 8-9 event in Amelia Island, Florida.

Lamborghini only ever built 328 examples of the LM002 and the vehicle in question is a desirable carburetted model and finished in the same shade of white which it left the factory with.

The car was delivered on March 28, 1988 by Chrysler Italian Imports of New Jersey and its odometer currently shows 33,000 miles (54,000 km). While little information has been provided about the vehicle’s former owners, we imagine some pretty high-rollers have been behind the wheel of this beast.

Lamborghinis from the 1980’s were far from the most reliable things in the world, so a recent restoration performed to this LM002 is offering a (relative) peace of mind.

According to RM Sotheby’s, the off-roader’s transmission was rebuilt with a new Kevlar clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, release bearing, clutch master cylinder, and clutch slave cylinder. Additionally, there are rebuilt carburettors, a new distributor, exhaust system, spark plugs, air filters, battery, and new fluids.

The work cost a hefty $45,000. The LM002 also sits on a set of rare Pirelli Scorpion tires and enjoyed a full respray in its original color back in 2017. The interior was also re-trimmed.

Unlike the Urus, which uses a relatively benign (but still powerful) twin-turbo V8 from the VW Group, the LM002 utilizes the same naturally-aspirated V12 as the Countach – and that alone makes the LM002 one of the craziest off-roaders ever.

The auction house expects this Rambo Lambo to sell for between $325,000 and $375,000. That’s a lot of money, but when you consider its rarity, specs, and comprehensive rebuild, it starts to make a bit more sense.

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  • Craig

    Always a big fan of the LM002. Its looks anyway. Now this will NOT sound like a compliment – but I always thought it looked like the Volkswagen THING’S older, much bigger and MUCH MUCH tougher ‘older brother’. No really. I did.

    • Bash

      Hahaha, that might make some really angry fans somewhere.

      • Craig

        lol

  • Reese Witheredpoon

    This thing is hideous!!

    • SteersUright

      Exactly!!

    • Matt

      It’s a converted military vehicle, it was designed for function.

  • SteersUright

    The real Lambo SUV I wish they built the new one as a successor too, not some rebadged soft Audi.

  • Blade t

    I was always a fan of these ,they were ahead of their time. It does look dated now ,but I really wish the Urus looked a little more like it’s older brother

    • Bo Hanan

      Me too. But instead we got Audi’s, Uh- Lamborghini’s Q8 knockoff.

  • DR.FUNK

    No complaints here if Lambo had decided to build a modern interpretation of this beast…instead of that Urus thing.
    Serving 80’s pharmaceutical-middleman-after-his-first-big-sale-vibe.

  • Look at the estimate, I remember 10 years ago when LM002 is overlooked in the market thanks to their excessive maintenance cost.

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