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.