1988 LAMBORGHINI LM002VIN. ZA9LU45A8JLA12108

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1988 LAMBORGHINI LM002

Sold for US$ 187,000 inc. premium
1988 LAMBORGHINI LM002

VIN. ZA9LU45A8JLA12108

Engine no. 12108

5,167cc DOHC V-12 Engine
Weber Carburetors
444bhp at 6,800rpm
5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Drive
Fully Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Less than 19,000 original miles
*Delivered new to the US
*One of just 328 examples produced
*Offered with history file, CARFAX report and owner's handbook


THE LAMBORGHINI LM002

One of the most exciting and exclusive off-road vehicles ever conceived, the Lamborghini LM002 resulted from the marriage of the Countach QV supercar's 5.2-liter V-12 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). This state-of-the-art 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 featured handmade fiber glass fenders, hood and roof, while the doors were fabricated in aluminum. The LM002 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 LM002 resulted from a series of stillborn off-road prototypes originally conceived with military use in mind. First announced in the autumn of 1985 - then unveiled at the 1986 Brussels Auto Show - with deliveries commencing the following year, customers could specify their own level of equipment ranging from luxurious opulence on one end of the scale to Spartan functionality at the other. To cope with the desert terrain that was assumed to be the LM002's natural home, Pirelli was commissioned to develop special tires 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. A massive 290-liter gas tank ensured long-range touring abilities.

It was only natural that such an 'over the top' vehicle would attract wealthy high-profile customers - the first LM002 is reputed to have been sold to HRH King Hassan of Morocco. The late Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna was another high-profile owner, commissioning an LM002 complete with an estate car-type rear enclosure. The LM002 became known as the 'Rambo Lambo' in the US for obvious reasons and saw worldwide production of just 328 examples. Derivatives included the LM003, a diesel-powered military model that never got past the prototype stage, and the LM004, which used Lamborghini's 7.2-litre V12 engine intended for powerboats. Arguably, the LM002 is the most collectible sport utility vehicle ever produced.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

One of only 328 LM002s produced between 1986 and 1992, this example was completed at the Sant'Agata Bolognese based Lamborghini plant in February of 1988, and was equipped for the 'Rambo Lambo' hungry US market. Per the CARFAX report, it was sold to its first owner in Florida, in January of 1989. The LM002 is believed to have remained in the Sunshine State until 1996, before relocating to Long Island, NY, under the ownership of a Mr. Randolph Jones. Service records on file indicate that the car had covered about 12,000 miles at this point. By 2003, the Lamborghini had accrued 16,000 miles and had relocated to Virginia. Soon afterwards the car was purchased by a Mr. Bruce Brown of Wichita, KS, who kept the car in his stewardship until 2014. Many service and maintenance records can be found in the car's history file, and indicates mechanical and cosmetic upkeep performed at various specialist shops in the Wichita, KS area, and most recently, in 2015, more than $16,000 was spent on various refurbishment work.

Today this brutal LM002 remains in wonderful condition throughout, and the odometer reading of less than 19,000 miles is indeed believed to be the cars actual mileage. Ready to cruise the boulevards or the sands of the desert, this highly original LM002 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.

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