1990 Lamborghini LM002
Offered by Artcurial | Paris, France | October 20, 2013
In 1977, independent Lamborghini built a prototype off-road vehicle for consideration by the U.S. Army. It used a Chrysler V-8 and had 4-wheel-drive (a Lamborghini specialty hearkening back to their tractor days). The Army went with AM General’s Humvee instead.
Fast forward to 1981 when Lamborghini decided to tweak that prototype (which they no longer owned) and introduced another concept vehicle called the LM001, which evolved into the LMA002. Finally, with all the details and design flaws worked out (such as moving the engine to the front instead of housing it out back) the production-ready LM002 was introduced in 1986.
It used a front-mounted 5.2-liter V-12 making 420 horsepower – the same engine that powered the Countach. All were essentially four-door pickups that predated the civilian Hummer. One wagon (or more traditional SUV) was built for, who else, the Sultan of Brunei.
The truck seen here was delivered new to Belgium and was imported into France in 2003. It is said to be the only fuel-injected LM002 in France. It is one of either 301 or 328 built and should sell for between $110,000-$160,000. Click here for more info and here for more from Artcurial in Paris.
Update: Sold $125,669.