A wrecked 1989 Lamborghini Countach from “The Wolf of Wall Avenue” shall be auctioned off by Bonhams at a sale in Abu Dhabi scheduled for Nov. 25.
The automobile is being bought in as-used situation from the 2013 movie, which was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio as unscrupulous stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Within the movie, a drug-addled Belfort causes the harm whereas making an attempt to drive the Lamborghini dwelling.
The automobile up for public sale was used within the filming of this scene, with extra harm inflicted after the very fact to offer it a extra wrecked look, based on the public sale itemizing.
The Countach was unveiled on the 1971 Geneva auto present and rapidly grew to become the poster youngster for wedge-shaped supercars, introducing the scissor doorways that went on to develop into a signature component of Lamborghini’s V-12 fashions. It additionally had a really lengthy manufacturing run that lasted till 1990. Near 2,000 examples had been constructed throughout that point.
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Destroying any Countach is sufficient to make automobile lovers wince, however that is additionally considered one of 658 twenty fifth Anniversary Editions constructed to rejoice 25 years of Lamborghini. The twenty fifth Anniversary Version is distinguished by distinctive spoilers and modified air vents designed by future Pagani founder Horacio Pagani when he was nonetheless working at Lamborghini.
Energy comes from a 5.2-liter V-12 delivering 455 hp and permitting for a 183-mph prime pace.
Even in its wrecked situation, Bonhams expects the Wolf of Wall Avenue Countach to promote for between $1.5 million and $2 million. Even the decrease estimate is round double what used examples are listed for on standard categorized web sites, a lot of this automobile’s perceived worth rests on its Hollywood connection.