Undamaged ‘Wolf of Wall Road’ Lamborghini Countach sells for $1.66M

Undamaged 'Wolf of Wall Street' Lamborghini Countach sells for $1.66M


The story of the 2 Lamborghinis from “The Wolf of Wall Road” took one other flip this month. Two real examples of the 1989 Lamborghini Countach twenty fifth Anniversary Version in Bianco Polo noticed display screen time. One made it by filming unscathed. The opposite, used to exhibit how not sane and sober protagonist Jordan Belfort was throughout a drive dwelling, ended up beat to items and undriveable, extra artwork set up than automotive. The cleaning soap opera started again in August, when RM Sotheby’s introduced it will public sale the pristine instance this month, December. On the time, we did not know the place the opposite automotive was. Not far into November, Bonhams solved the thriller in asserting it will public sale the wrecked automotive on the finish of that month through the season-ending Components 1 race weekend in Abu Dhabi. Given the identical pre-sale estimate because the working Lamborghini of $1.5M to $2M, the excessive bid got here in at $1,350,000 through the Abu Dhabi public sale. The consigner turned that sum down, the automotive did not promote.

The clear RM Sotheby’s automotive did promote, and on schedule, fetching $1.65M after charges on December 8 in New York Metropolis. Not unhealthy for a automobile Hagerty values at $780,000 in concours situation. Lamborghini solely made about 660 of the Silver Anniversary coupes for world gross sales, 12 got here to the U.S. in Bianco Polo. 

As for the automotive itself, RM Sotheby’s says the Maryland proprietor drove the automotive to New York for filming, and that this automotive was specced a bit otherwise than the second Lamborghini; this one wore the smaller European bumpers and its cabin had a black-and-white steering wheel, as an illustration. The proprietor had additionally eliminated the rear wing, which was put again on for the movie. What the 2 vehicles shared was a With a 5.2-liter V12 making 449 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque, bolted to a five-speed guide transmission. The proprietor offered the coupe someday after the movie made its mark, the brand new proprietor — the consignor for the RM Sotheby’s public sale — reinstalled a bigger U.S.-spec bumper and stored the rear wing.

Now that the bar’s been set, we’re ready for the second Countach to seem in an public sale catalog. We suspect that consignor will not flip down $1.35M a second time.

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