The other day the automotive interwebz pretty much lost their collective minds when a 25th Anniversary edition Lamborghini Countach went up for auction at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi GP under the Bonhams banner. The reason the car garnered so much attention was because it was a star car in the Hollywood blockbuster, The Wolf of Wall Street. That’s a cool selling point for sure, but this wasn’t the mint condition car that Leonardo DiCaprio cruised around in, this was the one he drove while flying high on a cocktail of drugs and alcohol and hit every obstacle with on his drive home as if he was getting paid for it. During the movie, to make it authentic, a genuine Countach was crash-damaged. The actual crash damage inflicted wasn’t bad enough, so a bunch of the crew got to work on it with hammers and even rammed it with another car. The end result was a Countach that was pretty much beyond repair. Well, it could be repaired, but not at a worthwhile cost. When Mat Armstrong saw the car, he did a few calculations on the cost to repair and it would have been a great project if the car sold for around $600,000. When the bidding started, straight off the bat the first pricing increment started at $800,000.The hammer dropped at an insane $1,350,000. The Lamborghini was sold as a work of art, and people who collect art are weird with more money than sense. The thing is, for those who are massive fans of the movie and the car, over at rival auction house RM Sotheby’s there’s a mint-condition, fully-functioning version set to go on sale in a December auction in New York in a a couple of weeks.
Take a look at the YouTube video, which is one of the most famous scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street where Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort character crawls to the car you see here that's headed to auction. While these cars already fetch good money, thanks to having a blockbuster movie as part of its provenance means it will likely set a new record for a Lamborghini Countach sales price: Wolf of wall street lamborghini ride safely | Andréa CSG
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