A 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupé, famously featured in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street” and driven by Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jordan Belfort, is set to go under the hammer at Bonhams in Abu Dhabi on November 25, 2023.
While most damaged vehicles typically depreciate in value, this film prop from “The Wolf of Wall Street” is expected to defy the norm and set a new record price due to its exceptional rarity and its Hollywood A-list pedigree. Its estimated price is currently estimated to range between an impressive $1,500,000 and $2,000,000. It also comes with a Jordan Belfort costume, a director’s chair and clapboard signed by Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie, and two crew hoodies.
The Lamborghini Countach, an icon of its era, is renowned for its groundbreaking design and outstanding performance. The 25th Anniversary model, released to mark Lamborghini’s 25th year, boasts a striking Bianco Polo exterior over a Bianco interior and is equipped with a robust 5.2-liter V12 engine delivering an impressive 449 horsepower.
What makes this particular Countach truly remarkable is its impeccable preservation in the same condition as it appeared in the film. Its authenticity is firmly established through concrete evidence such as film footage, still photographs, behind-the-scenes documentation, and letters of authenticity from key members of the movie production team. One of these letters explicitly states, “The Lamborghini Countach with VIN ZA9CA05A6KLA12692 is the one and only Hero Car used in The Wolf of Wall Street.”
In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupé played a pivotal role, symbolizing Jordan Belfort’s extravagant lifestyle and lavish spending habits. The car left an indelible mark in memorable scenes, including the unforgettable moment when Belfort drove through the streets of New York City, showering money out of the car’s window. Another iconic scene depicted the Countach’s dramatic collision with a tree while Belfort was under the influence of drugs.
The Lamborghini Countach is regarded as one of the most revolutionary and influential supercars ever created. Introduced in 1971, it quickly achieved iconic status, known for its distinctive wedge-shaped design, powerful V12 engine, and exceptional performance.
The 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupé, designed to commemorate Lamborghini’s 25th anniversary, featured numerous enhancements over the standard model. These upgrades included a more potent engine, refined suspension, and a more luxurious interior.
A mere 2,042 Countach automobiles rolled off the production line, with just 657 of them being the coveted 25th Anniversary models. This rarity has elevated the Countach to the status of a highly sought-after collector’s item. Its association with “The Wolf of Wall Street” has also solidified its reputation as an enduring symbol of excess, opulence, and the American Dream, ensuring that it will undoubtedly captivate the attention of automotive aficionados at the upcoming Bonhams auction.