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You don't see one of these every day... well actually never!

Post by zahistorics » Thu 30 Jun 2016, 20:36

I was walking down a little back lane behind our local very special car garage when I heard the unmistakeable sound of a V12 starting up and being throttle blipped. No ordinary V12, flicked up the revs very quickly with a serious bark.

So I quickly found the gap in the hedge and looked through. Instead of a small red supercar I saw this beast. The guys let me into the workshop to get pictures:
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It is a Lamborghini LM002 for those who don't know.

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Post by bmwmaniac » Thu 30 Jun 2016, 20:45

I remember that from my trumps cards
"If you park your car, walk away and don't look back, you're driving the wrong car"
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Post by jlebenon » Thu 30 Jun 2016, 20:47

That's incredible , must be worth a few pennies
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Post by zahistorics » Thu 30 Jun 2016, 20:58

I am fairly certain this is the same one here's a similar one:
http://www.finecars.cc/en/detail/car/41 ... e=1&ret=63

In the USA they seem to change hands around $130 000

That entire workshop is something else. I Intend to 'make friends' so I can visit again.

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Post by barrydorr » Thu 30 Jun 2016, 22:21

8O 8O 8O

That is something i have never heard of...when i read your story and saw the first picture I thought a home made design, with V12 Mercedes or something...

But then when i saw the Lamborghini name it actually made sense since they were originally a tractor manufacturer... :lol:
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Post by ZA Perana » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 07:33

Awesome beast that.

For a number of years there was a couple who would drive one of these around, usually with their dogs on the back, used to see it parked near walking trails often.
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Post by Gavin RS » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 09:12

Back in around 1994 I got to drive one of those here in SA, House of Sports Cars had one and we had to import some Pirelli Scorpion tyres for the car, if I remember correctly 1 tyre back then cost R6000. I used to work on a lot of cars from House of Sports cars in those days, especially on the tuning side. I must say though the LM002 was a beast to drive but was hectic in traffic being so big and not easy to see out of most of the time, still awesome
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Post by ZA Perana » Fri 01 Jul 2016, 14:07

Gavin RS wrote:Back in around 1994 I got to drive one of those here in SA, House of Sports Cars had one and we had to import some Pirelli Scorpion tyres for the car, if I remember correctly 1 tyre back then cost R6000. I used to work on a lot of cars from House of Sports cars in those days, especially on the tuning side. I must say though the LM002 was a beast to drive but was hectic in traffic being so big and not easy to see out of most of the time, still awesome
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Post by Burnthosetyres » Sun 03 Jul 2016, 08:58

When the Lambo 4x4 was
Launched I remember the price was something out of this world. The most expensive 4x4 ever and all I could say was.... It's Dog ugly!

Never sold numbers.... Not surprised
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Post by zahistorics » Sun 03 Jul 2016, 12:07

Burnthosetyres wrote:.... It's Dog ugly!
In real life is looks a bit better, its lack of styling is offset by its sheers size and bulk. Bit like a Humvee, ugly but meaningful.

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