The Last Surviving Lamborghini Countach From “The Wolf of Wall Street” Is Up For Sale
If you have seen Martin Scorcese’s 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street”, then you are likely familiar with how the movie was able to capture the hedonistic mixture of money, power, luxury, and illicit substances of the 1980s onscreen. As part of the production, it was said that Scorcese used two 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary luxury sports cars, with one of them being outfitted with realistic damage caused by Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jordan Belfort. The other was used in the memorable scene in which DiCaprio struggles to enter it and drive home after one too many quaaludes.
But worse things have happened to a Lamborghini. Just ask the valet driver who accidentally drove a pro fighter’s Lambo into another Lambo!
But as fortune would have it, RM Sotheby’s, the leading auction house of high-end collectible cars, announced that it would be auctioning off the other surviving 1989 Bianco Polo over Bianco Lamborghini Countach used in the film.
How Much Is The “Wolf” Lamborghini Countach Going For?
This car was portrayed as the ultimate luxury purchase for Belfort, as it was for many in the late 1980s. It is believed that there were only 12 models to have been made in this exact trim, with a value estimated to range from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000. So to have a rare car such as this to be immortalized as one of the newest famous movie cars ever makes it even more of a special addition to the auction house’s December Luxury Week sale series.
“The ‘Wolf’ Countach, along with the other cars that will be on offer, perfectly embodies what we set out to accomplish when we decided to host a sale during Sotheby’s Luxury Week,” says Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions with RM Sotheby’s. “Scorsese, DiCaprio, Lamborghini, and New York—all make for an incredible pedigree.”
This all-white Lamborghini Countach is the first of many collector cars to be announced for RM Sotheby’s Luxury Week on December 8th in New York. Other rare collector’s items expected to go on sale include jewelry, watches, books, manuscripts, wine, whiskey, real estate, and more.