A car collector is selling 5 iconic '80s cars for a combined $1.3 million, including an extremely rare Lamborghini truck

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  • A collection of five cars that embody the 1980s has hit the market through Curated, a Miami dealership specializing in vintage supercars.
  • The group includes a Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG, a Lamborghini Countach, a Lamborghini Jalpa, and a Lotus Esprit.
  • Also up for grabs is a Lamborghini LM002 truck, a rare off-road beast dubbed the “Rambo Lambo.”
  • Prices range from $US139,000 to north of $US400,000.
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If you’ve got an extra million or two burning a hole in your pocket and are looking to jumpstart a car collection that’s the perfect homage to the 1980s, today may be your lucky day.

A group of five iconic cars from the 1980s and early 1990s has hit the market through Curated, a Miami dealership that specialises in vintage supercars. “The Time Capsule Collection” consists of three Lamborghinis, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Lotus — all from a single owner with, apparently, plenty of disposable income and an impeccable taste for ’80s and ’90s era luxury cars.

The cars — a Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG, Lotus Esprit X180R, Lamborghini Countach, LM002 truck, and Jalpa — are all for sale individually with asking prices ranging from roughly $US140,000 to $US425,000.

Car sales have bounced back strong, despite the overall economic downturn and uncertainty. Sales numbers on Bring a Trailer, for instance — a car-auction site popular with enthusiasts — are currently up 40% as compared to this time last year, the site’s co-founder and CEO Randy Nonnenberg told Business Insider.

Learn more about the five cars up for sale — brought to our attention by Road and Track — below:


The selling dealer is asking $US139,000 for this 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa.

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According to Curated, it’s the last Jalpa built for North America and the only one that left the factory in this particular colour scheme — black on black with white trim and wheels.

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It only shows 3,200 miles on the odometer.

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Also on offer is perhaps the quintessential 1980s supercar, the Lamborghini Countach. Curated is asking $US305,000 for this 1989 25th Anniversary model.

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The 25th Anniversary edition got a pretty over-the-top body kit and a giant rear spoiler. Some people prefer the more understated earlier models, but if you’re going to buy a $US300,000 Countach, you might as well go big.

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It sports a black exterior, a cream leather interior, and has only 2,600 miles on the odometer.

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Rounding out the Lambos up for grabs is a 1990 Lamborghini LM002 “America,” listed for $US425,000.

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Lamborghini manufactured the military-inspired off-road truck from 1986 to 1993, long before the Urus SUV became the company’s best seller. It built just over 300 in total, including 60 “America” versions.

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It became known as the “Rambo Lambo.”

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This particular one up for sale features a red leather interior with the factory plastic seat covers still intact.

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It also has only 1,200 miles and its original Pirelli tires.

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There’s also a Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG that the dealership says is “potentially the most documented and well-preserved” example in existence.

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Among the most legendary AMG-tuned cars, the coupe boasts an original paint job, colour-matched wheels, and an aggressive-looking body kit.

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The car has a 6.0-litre V8 engine that churned out nearly 400 horsepower when new. It’s up for sale for $US325,000.

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Source: RM Sotheby’s


Last but not least, Curated is selling a 1991 Lotus Esprit X180R.

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Lotus built various version of the Esprit from the late 1970s all the way up to the early 2000s. But the X180R is something special.

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Lotus built just 20 of them for the entire world as homologation models in order to field the car at the International Motor Sports Association Supercar Championship. Basically, it’s a factory-built race car.

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Curated wants a cool $US139,000 for it.

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Snatching up all five cars would make for a stellar homage to the 1980s — if you have an extra $US1.3 million laying around, that is.

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