Whether you’ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street or not, you probably must have seen the sporty-looking Lamborghini Countach that appears alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the film’s most outrageous scene. And if you wished you could one day sit in the dream car or just wanted to know the price of it, here’s your chance.
This December, RM Sotheby’s will auction off the modern classic 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary. The Wolf of Wall Street Countach will be auctioned off on December 8, and the auction house is expecting the supercar to fetch as much as $1.5 million to $2 million. The movie used two cars, one supposedly meeting a tragic end. In The Wolf of Wall Street, the Lamborghini Countach plays a prominent role in a scene where a heavily intoxicated Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, crawls to the car and opens the passenger door with his foot. He then proceeds to wreck the Lambo, crashing into parked cars, street signs, and a golf cart. Speaking about the car the auction house said, “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.”
However, the undamaged one is coming up for sale. What’s more? The car still carries the same VKY 722 New York license plate as it had in the movie. Sotheby’s description calls it, “An iconic example that intertwines the legacies of Lamborghini and Hollywood and serves as an emblem to multiple generations.”
The 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach 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. It is arguably the fastest version of the original Countach, reaching 60 miles per hour from a standstill in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph. 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 collectable, 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.”