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Lot 216: 1991 Lamborghini LM002

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

Lamborghini have always been at the fore front of ground breaking super cars, never afraid to push the boundaries they have created some of the most exciting cars the world has seen, the Miura, the Countach and of course the LM002.Built from 1986 to 1993 with approximately 300 produced and codenamed 'Cheetah' the project began in 1977 and was designed to be sold to the United States Military. A Chrysler V8 engine was used in the prototype but the production versions were outfitted with a V-12, courtesy of the Lamborghini Countach. Unfortunately the original Cheetah prototype was destroyed in testing by the US military and the project stalled.Production on the LM001 began in 1981. This was the second attempt at creating a four-wheel drive, rear-mounted engine, all-terrain vehicle. The LM001 was powered by a twelve-cylinder power plant and first displayed to the public at the 1981 Geneva Auto Show. The LM002, also known as the LMA, was introduced a year later featuring the engine in the front. Production finally began in 1986.The sixty-degree, 5167cc V12 front-engine was capable of producing nearly 450 horsepower and 368 foot-pounds of torque. The transmission was a ZF 5-speed manual gearbox with a two-speed transfer case and manual locking hubs with part-time four-wheel drive. The chassis was tubular; the body was constructed of aluminum and fibreglass. Weighing in at 5700 pounds the car could manage a top speed of nearly 120 mph for the four fortunate occupants, surrounded by luxurious amenities such as leather and air conditioning.This 1991 example is one of the last fifty produced and features the fuel injected version of the Lamborghini V12 more commonly found in the Diablo. Imported from Oman, it has just 17,700 Kms from new and is reported as only two owners. The current owner, a Lamborghini collector has spent much time restoring and modifying the car to the excellent condition it is presented here.Having featured in the Esquire Magazine's 1998 calendar and Jeremy Clarkson's Christmas Video, it must be one of the finest examples currently on offer.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number216
Estimate£50000-£60000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£47580
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1991
Condition rating
Registration numberJ236 NLU
Mileage-
Chassis numberZA9LU45A4LLA/2254
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Engine capacity (cc)
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