The iconic Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary which starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street is heading to auction.
For the film, Scorsese used two identical (and genuine) cars for the shoot, one of which was actually crashed when DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort attempted to drive home under the influence of drugs. You read that right: they really destroyed an authentic Countach.
But unlike its rather unfortunate sibling, the Countach being sold by RM Sotheby’s remains in immaculate condition to this very day. It originally rolled off the factory floor in 1988 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Countach; with a redesign from the legendary Italian automotive executive and designer Horacio Pagani, as well as a top speed of 295 km/h.
Featuring a gorgeous Bianco Polo over Bianco (white inside and out) paint job with the same “VKY 722” New York license plate it had during production, this supercar could form the jewel in the crown of any serious car collection.
Beyond its link to contemporary pop culture, and status as easily one of the most famous on-screen cars from the last decade, as we’ve already alluded to multiple times throughout this article, the Countach in question is also an unambiguously rare vehicle — one of just a dozen white-on-white examples that were ever delivered to the United States.
Such is the enthusiasm for the Countach and its legacy, Lamborghini relaunched the legendary “Italian Wedge” in 2021, known as the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4.
Just 112 examples of the modern 803bhp supercar were made, meaning there will no doubt be plenty of car enthusiasts who missed out on the revived edition and are still on the hunt for a pristine original example.
“The sale will feature other similar cars — unique, highly collectible, with a degree of provenance, low mileage, or one-off specifications,” said RM Sotheby’s executive Gordan Duff.
“Our team has a great track record of curating boutique sales such as this, and we look forward to showcasing this during Luxury Week.”
Rare cars of this calibre are difficult to price due to how infrequently they hit the market. However, the same team at RM Sotheby’s sold a 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S last year for US1.06 million (AU$1.6 million).
With a presale estimate of US$1.5 million to US$2 million (AU$2.3 million to AU$3 million), the one and only The Wolf of Wall Street Lamborghini Countach will soon find a new owner at RM Sotheby’s New York sale scheduled for December.