According tomedia New Atlas, there are now a lot of Urus and numerous Aventador and Huracan models in the world, and occasionally limited edition Lamborghini models. In the simpler era (1980s), however, Lamborghini tied the timeless Countach with the equally incredible LM002, a hard, dirty 4×4 that beat the market storm of super SUVs 30 years ago. Now, with the help of British repair company Bell Sport and Classic, the 40th LM02 is completely new and can ride on the road like it did in 1987.
Lamborghini produced about 300 LM002s over a seven-year period from 1986 to 1993, with chassis number 40, manufactured in 1987. Bell Sport and Classic described the car, which was received a year ago as a failed repair project, with multiple boxes of parts arriving on arrival.
“The engine block was still in place,” recalls Bell Sport and Classic. “But most of the auxiliary parts were removed. All the separated parts are in boxes. … It’s a detective job, so the first thing we do is to take a thorough inventory. “
Romano, a former Ferrari factory technician who has worked for decades on Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatta, was behind the gruelling restoration effort. Many replacement parts and tools are no longer available to bring the SUV back to life, so Romano and the team make their own, or outsource work to trusted partner companies. This work includes developing a one-time tool to remove a special spring-spring front suspension, commissioning and manufacturing a completely new pump to the original specifications, and precise grinding and grinding of damaged transmission gears to bring them back to normal operation.
Under the original “Blu Acapulco Metallizato”, the restored LM002 pulled out of the Bell Sport and Classic factory, reminiscent of the glory days when one of the world’s top supercar manufacturers also built a military-class suv. After cleaning and repairing it has a pristine grey leather interior.
The bell Sport and Classic restored LM002 model is now on the market for a whopping 285,000 pounds. The car travels 13,690 miles (22,032 kilometers) on its 450-horsepower 5.2-liter V12 engine, which The Stig installed on the 2003 Top Lamb Gear special edition.