Little-known luxury Lamborghini 4×4 with a 400hp V12 goes up for sale

A STUNNING Lamborghini 4×4 is going under the hammerbut not many people know it ever existed.

These days most luxury brands have a big SUV, but back in the late 1970s it was only Lamborghini that dared consider one.

Many see the Lamborghini LM002 as the first luxury performance 4x4

Many see the Lamborghini LM002 as the first luxury performance 4×4Krediet: RM SOTHEBY’S

In 1977 Lamborghini looked into building a posh 4×4 to sell to the US army called the LM001, but that plan never worked out.

Lambo carried on regardless, coming up with this, the LM002, which was sold as a luxury performance 4×4 to the public instead.

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Enigste 300 LM002s were ever made and this one is number 279.

It’s up for auction with RM Sotheby’s in Miami and is expected to fetch as much as $250,000.

Ten spyte van hierdie 1991 car being more than 30 jaar oud, it has only covered 5,549 myl.

The LM002 is fitted with a massive V12 engine with more than 400hp and has seating for four people in its leather-clad interior.

It was known as the ‘Rambo Lamboin its day after Sylvester Stallone reportedly had one for a time.

The advert reads: ‘While the car’s early history is unknown, the centre console retains a sticker representing the Japan Lamborghini Owner’s Club, indicating that it might have been owned by a Japanese enthusiast at some point.

‘By early 2014, the LM002 was acquired by the consignor, a discerning collector based in Kuwait.

‘In 2014 the exhaust system was modified and the exterior was repainted in the car’s current shade of Rosso.

Dit 1991 example is for sale at auction with RM Sotheby's

Dit 1991 example is for sale at auction with RM Sotheby’sKrediet: RM SOTHEBY’S
It's thought this LM002 could go for as much as $250,000 at the Miami auction

It’s thought this LM002 could go for as much as $250,000 at the Miami auctionKrediet: RM SOTHEBY’S
Lamborghini fitted a huge V12 engine with more than 400hp

Lamborghini fitted a huge V12 engine with more than 400hpKrediet: RM SOTHEBY’S