One Countach Survived Wolf Of Wall Street And Its Story Is Fascinating

Two Lamborghini Countaches were used in The Wolf Of Wall Street. One got pretty smashed up, the other survived intact. Listen to the untold story of the overlooked latter
One Countach Survived Wolf Of Wall Street And Its Story Is Fascinating

Think The Wolf Of Wall Street, and you might well think of the Lamborghini Countach. That white-on-white 25th Anniversary special of the supercar would be memorable enough by itself, but the absolute state it ends in takes its tale to a new level. But did you know that two cars were used though, and that one survived?

This is the untold story of the car that made it through intact. Speaking with VINWIki, the owner - who doesn’t give his name - tells the incredible tale of how his Countach found its way on the big screen.

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It’s a tale as old as time. The owner saw a white Countach adorned across a magazine as a kid and decided one day he’d have the keys. After several years of saving, and eventually his dream spec - the white 25th Anniversary with white leather - came up for sale.

Naturally, he bought the car there and then and enjoyed it as any car should be driven. One day though, he had a phone call that a film studio wanted to use the car. Without background on what the film was about, the idea was shrugged off.

That was until $2,500 was offered just to bring the car along for a chat, and then the realisation that this was a Michael Scorsese film starring the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio and Jonah Hill set in.

You can bid on the car tomorrow
You can bid on the car tomorrow

Of course, as soon as he was offered ‘just’ $250,000 for the car and heard it was set to be crashed, the owner decided against its appearance. We won’t spoil the whole tale, but a compromise to use it as a beauty car to cover shots for the hero version was found and history was made.

Tomorrow, this exact car will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s, with an estimate of up to $2,000,000. Keep an eye on this one - the smashed-up car didn’t meet its reserve of $1,500,000 when it went under the hammer in November.


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