1988 Lamborghini LM 002  Chassis no. 12080

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Lot 122
1988 Lamborghini LM 002
Chassis no. 12080

€ 80,000 - 120,000
US$ 78,000 - 120,000
1988 Lamborghini LM 002
Chassis no. 12080
One of the most exciting and exclusive off-road vehicles ever conceived, the Lamborghini LM 002 resulted from the marriage of the Countach QV supercar's 5.2-litre V12 to a functionally - some would say brutally - styled '4x4', the union resulting in scintillating performance and a top speed in the region of 125mph (200km/h). The engine drove through a five-speed ZF heavy-duty transmission and two-speed reduction gearbox offering a choice of ten speeds and two- or four-wheel drive. Mounted on a tubular steel chassis, the distinctive five-door body was hand made in glassfibre (wings, bonnet, roof) and aluminium (doors) and the LM 002 came equipped in a manner one would expect from one of the world's foremost supercar manufacturers, with sumptuous leather-trimmed interior and air conditioning as standard.
The LM 002 resulted from a series of stillborn off-road prototypes originally conceived with military use in mind and was first announced in the autumn of 1985, with deliveries commencing the following year. Customers could specify their own level of equipment ranging from luxurious opulence and one end of the scale to Spartan functionality at the other. To cope with the desert terrain that was assumed to be the LM 002's natural home, Pirelli was commissioned to develop special tyres and came up with the 'Scorpion', a design available in two different tread patterns (mixed use and sand only) that could be run virtually flat.
It was only natural that such an 'over the top' vehicle would attract wealthy high-profile customers, and the first LM 002 is reputed to have been sold to HRH King Hassan of Morocco. In the USA it became known as the 'Rambo Lambo' for obvious reasons. Derivatives included the LM 003, a diesel-powered military model that never got past the prototype stage, and the LM 004, which used Lamborghini's 7.2-litre V12 engine intended for powerboats.
One of only 328 LM 002s produced between 1986 and 1992, this example was imported into the Netherlands in 1995 by its second owner, who kept the vehicle for 13 years before selling it to the current vendor, a well known Lamborghini aficionado in 2008. Chassis number '12080' has covered only 19,000 kilometres from new and is described as in generally excellent condition and running very well, having benefited from careful servicing and maintenance undertaken by a Lamborghini specialist.
The car is finished in dark blue with grey leather interior, comes with the optional luggage carrier mounted on the deck, and is offered with Netherlands registration papers. Ready to cruise the boulevards of St Tropez or the sands of the Sahara Desert, '12080' represents a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of the vehicle likely to retain its unofficial 'world's fastest off-roader' title well into the foreseeable future.

De 1986 à 1992, Lamborghini ne produisit que 328 LM 002 dont cet exemplaire importé aux Pays-Bas en 1995 par son deuxième propriétaire qui le conserva pendant 13 ans avant de le céder en 2008 à l’actuel vendeur, un amateur de Lamborghini très connu. Le châssis n° 12080 qui n’a parcouru que 19 000 km depuis l’origine est décrit comme étant en excellent état général. Son fonctionnement est sans défaut ayant bénéficié d’un entretien rigoureux par les soins d’un spécialiste Lamborghini.
Peinte en bleu foncé avec intérieur en cuir gris, cette voiture possède son porte-bagages optionnel installé sur la plage arrière. Elle est accompagnée de ses papiers néerlandais. Prête à rouler, « 12080 » constitue une rare opportunité d’acquérir un bel exemplaire de ce véhicule qualifié officieusement de « 4x4 le plus rapide du monde », titre qu’il n’est pas près de perdre.
1988 Lamborghini LM 002  Chassis no. 12080
1988 Lamborghini LM 002  Chassis no. 12080
1988 Lamborghini LM 002  Chassis no. 12080
1988 Lamborghini LM 002  Chassis no. 12080
1988 Lamborghini LM 002  Chassis no. 12080
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