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An Lamborghini LM002 - Victim of War on Terror
I was browsing through T-BHP and Wikipedia when I came upon this; Lamborghini LM002; the one off SUV from Lamborghini. (Further reading in Wikipedia- Lamborghini LM002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). A pic from wiki.
Only 301 specimens were made. One wound up in the hands of Uday Hussein, the son of Saddam Hussein. Pic from The International Lamborghini Registry
The story in The International Lamborghini Registry goes that:
""This Navy Blue/Tan LM002 belonged to Uday Hussein, one of Saddam Hussein's sons in Iraq.
On July 18, 2004 at a USA military base near Baqubah, Iraq this LM002 was used to simulate (test) the effects of a V.B.IE.D. (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device). The vehicle was stripped of it's front seats (which were subsequently transplanted into the COL's vehicle) and packed full of explosives. It was then parked next to a concrete barrier that was similar in construction to those that surrounded the base. The photos at left show the car before and after detonation. Unfortunately, the men involved in this little experiment were unaware of the rarity of this vehicle at the time and it was not until they arrived home in the USA that they were able to do more research on exactly what they had.
This car not longer exists!""
Uday Hussein Lamborghini LM002 #.
A undeserving ending to a rare specimen in automotive history.
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