Sold for $299,750
- V-12 engine
- Five-speed manual transmission
- One of 301 built, just 48 being for the United States
- Rare late production American-spec example
- Shows just 10,000 miles on the odometer
- Fully serviced
- Includes manuals, jack, and tool box
It’s hard to imagine Lamborghini as a builder of army-spec vehicles, but it was the pursuit of an American military contract that led to the raging bull’s first 4x4—the LM002. Previewed by LM001, LM004, and LMA development rigs, the LM002 finally arrived in 1985 and was built in limited numbers until 1993. The “Rambo Lambo” became an icon of 1980s excess, as suited to dune bashing in the rapidly-developing Middle East as it was to prowling the leafy streets of Greenwich, the LM002 was powered by a V-12 engine and featured a sophisticated fully independent suspension. The last handful of LM002s assembled were specified for the American market with chrome bumpers, a decked-out interior, and unique OZ/MSW alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain rubber, including this low-mile Rossa Red example.
Showing just 10,000 miles, it hardly shows its 27 years. Inside, the tan leather hides and glossy wood panels upgraded for the American market appear untouched. It retains its correct Pirelli “sand-slinger” tires and will be delivered to its next owner with a full set of original manuals and the factory tool box. The LM002-A was configured as a pickup truck and this example features a cover for its bed. It has been treated to a factory-specified 10,000-mile service and is ready for four passengers to enjoy in comfort—something that can’t be said about any other Lamborghini vehicle.
With Lamborghini’s second-ever SUV, the long-awaited Urus, set to go on sale soon, interest in the LM002 may be higher than ever.