To this day, we still can’t believe Martin Scorsese crashed a real 1989 Lamborghini Countach (25th Anniversary Edition) for The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, that very same hero car from the debaucherous cautionary tale, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, is headed to auction.
Presented in its crumpled “as-filmed” condition, which will surely provoke a pained wince from hardcore motor enthusiasts across the board, it comes complete with damaged scissor doors and that eye-poppingly sleek Bianco Polo over Bianco finish.
Since its unforgettable (and entirely chaotic) three-minute-11-second debut alongside DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort, as alluded to earlier, this particular Countach has been “meticulously preserved” in the exact same form in which it appeared on the big screen.
The purchase of what we’re ready to crown the ultimate piece of Scorsese film memorabilia is also accompanied by the following:
- 1 x Jordan Belfort costume featured in the scene
- 1 x Director’s chair & clapboard signed by Scorsese, DiCaprio, Robbie
- 2 x Exclusive crew hoodies
- 2 x DVDs of the film (lol?)
- Letters of authenticity from key members of the filmmaking team
Bonhams has indicated the pricing estimate for the 1989 Lamborghini Countach (25th Anniversary Edition) crashed in The Wolf of Wall Street falls between US$1.5 million and US$2 million (AU$2.4 million and AU$3.2 million). The sale is scheduled to take place at its On The Grid: The Abu Dhabi Auction (November 25th) — the evening before Formula 1’s season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
This Countach has been offered just months after its still-intact sibling, the production’s equally authentic backup vehicle, was listed by RM Sotheby’s. For those interested in the latter, which has an identical pricing estimate, the “surviving” whip is scheduled to go under the hammer next month.
You can learn more about both lots below.