• Jun 27, 2010

1990 Lamborghini LM002 American – Click above for high-res image gallery

Not only is this one of just 48 Lamborghini LM002 Americans produced, but it's the only "Rambo Lambo" we've ever seen finished in color-shifting DuPont ChromaLusion paint. That may be a good thing, depending on your personal sense of style and how it meshes with your image of Lamborghini. These Italian Hummers were built for military use but never really caught on. Maybe those expensive and fragile Countach V12s in the engine bay had something to do with it. Even after Lamborghini switched to the more robust Diablo mills, the trucks were still relegated to private service, mainly in the fleets of wealthy sheiks and celebs.

The 5.2-liter, 420-horsepower Diablo V12 in this particular LM has just 3,068 original miles on it, and in addition to the chromatic color-shift paint, it features bespoke magnesium wheels, revised hood and trim, along with polished aluminum skid plates. It once belonged to renowned wildlife artist Christian Lassen, who had it painted this quad-toned hue. At Barrett-Jackson's inaugural Orange County auction, this LM002 hammered home $75,000. Check out more photos in the gallery below.



Photos by Frank Filipponio/ Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugliest. Lambo. Ever.

      Yet strangely, I cannot look away...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Train wrecks are like that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Early precursor to the Hummer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I saw this thing drive by as I was leaving the Dana Point Concours d'elegance. Quite a contrast from most of what I saw today!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's ok I don't like the color but whatever floats their boat
      • 4 Years Ago
      10.2 mpg - combined cycle. Gulp. I'm surprised Greenpeace haven't bought these :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Also, if you read up, the 'military' versions didn't have the V12, but a smaller diesel instead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't dig the paint job, but always though the LM002 has to be the coolest SUV's ever made. Rather have it in black.
      • 4 Years Ago
      First off, this isnt ugly, its just plain, like a kind of huge 80s mobile. Also, why have they painted this in TVR's Reflex Purple?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chameleon paint! How... 1998.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It was ugly then, imagine now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I always liked those lambo trucks,the color change paint sucks on the highest level possible but I dig the truck.......
      Keith Hubbard
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugly? Certainly. Paint- pathecally bad. Useless? Most definetely. It's hard to believe that someone, somewhere, actually took the time to design this monstrosity that won't even see a gravel driveway, let alone true off-road. Would I own one? Yes, only to sell it to by a real off-roader. Does someone actually buy this junk? Yes, the ones with just as much money as stupidity. Lamborhini has laid waste to the old adage "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". There is nobody, NOBODY who can have funtioning brain cell and state this is anything short of stupid and ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whats so note worthy about this overpriced JEEP. Any reader of DuPonts Registery has seen more of these Lambo 002's than he/she cared to. And EVERYONE in a city big enough to contain a ghetto has lain eyes on more than one early 90's Caprice Classic with the "oil stain" paint job, in fact you weren't ALLOWED to call yourself an OG, IF YOU DIDN'T #1 HAVE THEE PAINT JOB, and #2 BUY YOUR CHROME WHEELS AND LOW PROFILE TIRES AT A "BUY HERE-PAY HERE RENTACENTER TYPE TIRE SHOP...........OH AND YOU MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL OIL & FILTER STILL IN USE.
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