“Wolf of Wall Street” Screen Used Lamborghini Countach to go up For Auction This Month
Every now and then, a unique opportunity arises to own a vehicle with a direct connection to Hollywood legends. Such an opportunity is now on the horizon, as it’s been announced that the 25th-anniversary Lamborghini Countach, famously featured in the 2013 movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,” will soon be up for auction.
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach is one of two hero cars that were driven by none other than Leonardo DiCaprio himself. Film enthusiasts will recall the unforgettable scene in which DiCaprio, portraying the character Jordan Belfort in a drug-induced stupor, attempts to take the wheel of this exotic car. The scene culminates with Belfort believing he’s safely arrived home, only for reality to paint a different picture, as the absolutely wrecked Countach reveals the true aftermath of the journey.
What makes this particular version of the car even more desirable is that it endured the most screen time and took all the damage in the chaotic sequence. The other Lamborghini Countach that is also set to go up for auction in December is the one used in the dream sequence, where DiCaprio’s character envisions a safe return home.
An interesting tidbit about this specific car is that director Martin Scorsese was not content with the damage it had already sustained for the movie. As a result, the car was intentionally rammed by a tow truck to further enhance the level of destruction and realism.
The auction for this iconic piece of movie history will take place at Bonhams during its Abu Dhabi auction on November 25th. Experts predict that the car will fetch a substantial sum, estimated to be between $1.5 million and $2 million when the final gavel comes down.
The highest price ever recorded for a 1974-1990 Lamborghini Countach on Hagerty is a staggering $1.87 million, with the most recent sale reaching $342,000. With its remarkable cinematic pedigree and even with the substantial damage sustained during filming, it leaves us wondering whether this movie marvel will break the auction record for this particular Lamborghini model.