Usually, when a film car comes up for auction, it’s the most polished, pristine version. Those destroyed for the creative process are usually sent for scrap, or hidden away in a warehouse never to be seen. In the case of this Countach though, it’s probably in the worst condition you could find.
This is the Lamborghini Countach used in that scene of The Wolf Of Wall Street. If you somehow haven’t seen the film at some point in the last eight years, it’s part of a pivotal moment in the film. Jordan Belfort - played by Leonardo Di Caprio - crawls to the Italian supercar in a Quaalude-fuelled moment of madness, before driving it into everything in sight complete with the scissor doors open.
It’s not a replica mocked up for a scene either - this is the real deal. More specifically, it’s a 1989 25th Anniversary, chassis number ZA9CA05A6KLA12692. It’s also been meticulously kept in the condition as shown in the film, even down to the front bumper clinging on for dear life. At least the doors still work…
Just in case you have any doubts, the Countach will also come with the costume worn by Di Caprio in the same scene, shoes included. The buyer will also get a director’s chair with a clapboard both signed by Di Caprio, co-star Margot Robbie, and director Martin Scorsese.
Bidding is set to start on 25 November at Bonham’s Abu Dhabi auction, taking place alongside the final Formula One GP of the season. It’s not going to make for a cheap Countach restoration YouTube series though, with an estimate of up to $2,000,000 (approx. £1.6m).
If you’d prefer a Countach in good nick, another one used in the film that wasn’t destroyed in the process will be sold by RM Sotheby’s next month. Interestingly, with the same estimate.