Wolf of Wall Street’s Crashed Lamborghini Countach Up for Auction in Wrecked Movie Condition

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The iconic Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, famously crashed in the hit movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,” is set to go up for auction, showcasing the excesses of the Eighties. This legendary vehicle was portrayed to be owned by the film’s protagonist, Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and served a memorable role in depicting the era’s extravagance.

In one of the film’s most memorable scenes, Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) embarks on a reckless journey behind the wheel of the Lamborghini while under the influence of a potent Quaalude high. What follows is a series of comically disastrous collisions with various obstacles on his way home, revealing the character’s utter debauchery. The decision to use a real Lamborghini Countach rather than a replica was a testament to director Martin Scorsese’s commitment to capturing the genuine excess and decadence of the period.

The listing for this hero car reveals that it did endure some genuine collisions during filming, including damage to the car’s scissor doors, mailbox, and sign featured in the movie. However, the vehicle survived these mishaps with minimal damage. Scorsese even went the extra mile by using another car and a flatbed truck to create additional on-screen damage. This Countach is a genuine 25th Anniversary model, finished in Bianco Polo with a Bianco interior.

For potential buyers, there are two routes to consider. On one hand, the car could be restored, albeit at a significant cost. On the other hand, given the unique collectibles included in the sale, the new owner may choose to preserve it in its as-filmed condition. Alongside the car, the winning bidder will receive a Jordan Belfort costume, a director’s chair, and a clapboard, all signed by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie, who played the role of Jordan Belfort’s wife in the film. Additionally, two crew hoodies and two DVDs related to the movie are part of the package.

To quickly note, we published about the ‘hero’ Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary used in the film going up for auction, of course in its pristine unwrecked state. Now, we know the full details of the wrecked Countach, which should bring in a good hammer price considering the current value of these vehicles.

The auction for this remarkable piece of movie history is set to take place on November 25 at the Abu Dhabi Auction. Alternatively, for those seeking a more pristine collectible from the film, an undamaged stunt car from “The Wolf of Wall Street” will be available at the RM Sotheby’s Luxury Week auction in New York on December 8. It’s worth noting that, compared to the new-age Countach LPI-800, which starts at over $2.6 million, these movie cars represent a relatively affordable way to own a piece of cinematic history.

Source: Bonhams


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