It’s probably safe to say that The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's epic 2013 biographical comedy crime flick, ranks as one of the most iconic films of this era. For us gearheads, that’s in part true due to one automotive star that made an appearance in the movie: a 1989 Lamborghini Countach. That car is going to be auctioned in Abu Dhabi by Bonhams on 25 November with all its on-screen damage.
The Countach with chassis number ZA9CAOSA6KLA12692 is one of just 658 examples of the 25th Anniversary Edition. It played a pivotal role in some of the film's most unforgettable moments, capturing the essence of Jordan Belfort's extravagant lifestyle. It stole the spotlight alongside DiCaprio, even though it had just 3 minutes and 11 seconds of screen time. In one of the film's most memorable scenes, Belfort navigates the supercar with comical difficulty, engaging in a slurred conversation with his on-screen wife, Naomi, played by Margot Robbie.
Gallery: The second Lamborghini Countach in The Wolf of Wall Street
The Italian machine was meticulously preserved in its post-stunt condition. This is the second Countach from the movie to sell this year, though that car had had mere seconds of screen time.
For the lucky buyer, who is expected to pay between $1.5 and $2 million (approx. £1.2 and £1.6 million) , this acquisition will go beyond the four wheels of the damaged Countach. A comprehensive package awaits, including one of only four of the film's most iconic costumes, director's chair, clapboard, crew hoodies, and DVDs of the film – all signed by the illustrious trio of Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Robbie. As for the undamaged Lambo, it will be sold at RM Sotheby's Auction in New York in December.