White Lamborghini Countach from ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ is going up for auction

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The actual Lamborghini Countach that starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street will be available to buy later this year.
The cars is one of just 12 imported to the US in white-over-white specification JEREMY CLIFF ©2023 COURTESY OF RM SOTHEBY’S

Believed to be one of only 12 US specification cars delivered new in Bianco Polo over Bianco – white paint with a matching white interior – the Countach 25th Anniversary is one of two such cars used to shoot the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie.

Of the two, one was depicted with lifelike damage, having been driven carelessly by an inebriated Jordan Belfort, the stockbroker played by DiCaprio.

The crashed car “remains in the same condition to this day, solidifying its own place as a Hollywood icon with its now infamous battle scars,” said auction house RM Sotheby’s.

The other, known as the ‘hero’ car, was kept in perfect condition throughout the movie and is to be sold as part of the auction house’s Luxury Week in New York City on 8 December. The car still carries the same VKY 722 New York license plate as it had in the movie.

The car carries the same license plate as it did in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ JEREMY CLIFF ©2023 COURTESY OF RM SOTHEBY’S

Estimated to fetch in the region of $1.5m to $2m, the 25th Anniversary was a special edition built to celebrate Lamborghini’s quarter-century and was the most advanced iteration of the Countach when it arrived in 1988.

This final iteration received improvements developed by Horacio Pagani, who later went on to create his own eponymous supercar company.

Underneath the wedge-like design sits a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V12 engine producing 449 horsepower and accelerating the car to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. It has a claimed top speed of 183 mph.

The car has an estimate of between $1.5m and $2m JEREMY CLIFF ©2023 COURTESY OF RM SOTHEBY’S

The auction house said of the car to be auctioned: “This example, the movie’s hero car, remained pristine and unharmed. With its star turn, this cinematic Countach is undeniably world famous. A timeless fusion of automotive and cinematic zeitgeist, chassis number KLA12722 is an iconic example that intertwines the legacies of Lamborghini and Hollywood, and serves as an emblem to multiple generations.”

Looking ahead to the rest of the December auction, Gord Duff, global head of auctions at RM Sotheby’s, said: “The sale will feature other similar cars — unique, highly collectible, with a degree of provenance, low mileage, or one-off specifications. Our team has a great track record of curating boutique sales such as this, and we look forward to showcasing this during Luxury Week.”

This article was first published on forbes.com and all figures are in USD.

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