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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Lamborghini Countach Goes Under The Auction Hammer For Upwards Of £1.5 Million


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If you’re of a particular vintage yourself, then the chances are a poster of one stared back at you from your adolescent bedroom wall through the 1980’s. And its exterior colour was almost certainly Bianco Polo.


Whilst there was an equally high probability that another poster of a tennis player with a novel way of secreting their balls was in close proximity to the Lambo.



So here’s a random question for you.



What do you think is the current going rate for an accident-damaged Lamborghini Countach?


Go on. Have a guess.





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Why, What’s Your Point?


We only ask as there’s one being advertised at present with a somewhat staggering price tag. Or rather, auction house estimates.


With ballpark figures somewhere in the region of upwards of £1.5 million.




But then the provenance of this specific Lamborghini Countach is pretty unique.



For a start, a member of genuine Hollywood royalty once perched their much-celebrated derriere on the leather driver’s seat of this Countach. While filming director, Scorsese’s blockbuster of 80’s excess; ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.


Yup, THIS is the Lambo that Leonardo DiCaprio’s lead character infamously pranged as a result of over-indulging on a cocktail of things he shouldn’t have before subsequently deciding to return home.


You may recall the scenes. Which illustrated the perils of gullwing doors.






Lucky New Owner Gets To Bag A Movie Car Icon…


And if memory does indeed serve, then it was through a series of central character, Jordan Belfort’s (portrayed by DiCaprio) later flashbacks that dramatised exactly how the Lambo ended up looking the way it did.


Primarily by virtue of bouncing off other vehicles and altercations with street furniture.


Testament to the Italian supercar’s build quality, Scorsese ordered that the redoubtable Countach was subject to further impacts - not least with a flatbed truck - to further enhance the celluloid damage.


Damage which has been caught in time, and not even shown to so much as a panel beater in the interim years, so that this insurance company write-off can be presented to its new owner in the same condition it departed the film set.





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What Else Do I Get For My £1.5 Million?


As if ownership of a totalled Lamborghini wasn't enough to impress your mates, there are of course some freebies worth noting.


The winning bidder, who will probably need to rival the earning power of a Wall Street trader, will also bag a Scorsese, Margot Robbie and DiCaprio-signed director’s chair and clapboard, along with a couple of crew hoodies and DVD’s.


But perhaps more bizarrely, a Jordan Belfort ‘costume’.


Which encompasses a denim shirt, some grey joggers and a pair of Nike Cortez by the looks of it.




Anyway, not to labour on what is understandably contentious, we are simply pointing out that famous automotive auctioneers, Bonhams, have been tasked with offering this 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary model - with coachwork by Bertone no less - at its upcoming Abu Dhabi auction on the 25th of November.


You can read more about the auction lot HERE.



Happy bidding/watching (depending on your bank balance)...







DISCLAIMER: We are vehemently opposed to drink or drug driving and are not condoning/glamourising it in any way, shape or form hereabouts. Merely mentioning it in relation to this movie’s plotlines.


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