Cars and movies have gone hand in hand since the dawn of American film, and whenever one of these famous vehicles makes it to an auction, it’s usually a big deal. Especially when it’s from a movie directed by a legend like Scorcese, namely The Wolf of Wall Street, which depicts the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). One of the most iconic scenes from the film shows Belfort crashing an ‘89 Lamborghini Countach, and the very same car, along with some movie memorabilia, is heading to auction later this month.
The scene responsible for the destruction of the unsuspecting Countach happens towards the end of the movie, where Leo DiCaprio (as Jordan Belfort) attempts to drive it after taking enough quaaludes to kill a small animal. In his drug-addled haze, Belfort believes he’s made it home without a problem, but it’s revealed that he immediately messed the car up trying to back out. It comes with authenticity documentation, along with a Jordan Belfort costume, a director’s chair and a clapboard (signed by Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Robbie), two hoodies, and two DVD copies of the movie. The car itself is finished in Bianco Polo over Bianco and has scissor doors.
Just three months ago, in August, the Countach from the movie that wasn’t destroyed was also announced to be heading to auction, specifically RM Sotheby’s 2023 Luxury Week event in New York City. What’s interesting is that the crashed version might go for a higher price, as estimates for the intact car are hovering around the same price as the crashed version (1.5 to 2 mil).
The 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupé Coachwork from The Wolf of Wall Street will be up for auction at Bonham’s On the Grid auction in Abu Dhabi that’s taking place on November 25th. Estimates on Bonham’s site have the car in the 1.5 million to 2 million range, but we’ll see how it shakes out during the auction.