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1988 Lamborghini LM002 Wants You to Swipe Right

Even though it’s built around VW Group’s MLB Evo platform, which underpins their entire modern flagship high-riders, the Lamborghini Urus can trace its roots back to a famous ancestor: the LM002. Nicknamed the ‘Rambo Lambo’ by a journo back in the day, it started life as a military truck, and then became available to the public in a little over 300 units.
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All of them were built between 1986 and 1993, including this one that came to life in 1988 and is currently in search of a wealthy owner.

Delivered new to Switzerland, where it remained for the early part of its life, it had its engine rebuilt at Lamborghini Lausanne, in 1996, before moving to France. The powertrain was overhauled in 2009, and the differential received some love three years later.

Since time wasn’t friendly on the body, it was resprayed in the original dark blue color in 2019.

The interior is typical of the era, with beige leather upholstery, wooden trim and lots of buttons, and a center console that stretches from the front, all the way to the rear.

Sourced from the Countach, and mated to a ZF five-speed manual gearbox, the engine produced 450 HP back in the day. The LM002 could accelerate to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 8 seconds, an impressive achievement for the time, considering that it weighs almost 3 tons (~6,600 lbs), all the way up to 190 kph (118 mph).

With French registration and several invoices, this Rambo Lambo will go under the gavel at the RMSothebys auction in Milan, Italy, on June 15. By their estimates, it should change hands for anywhere between €225,000 and €275,000 ($273,714-$334,539), which could otherwise get you a very nice modern ride, or a cool home in most parts of the Western World. But hey, we won’t judge you if you buy it.

 

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