Plenty of moviegoers lapped up The Wolf of Wall Street and Leonardo DiCaprio’s stirring portrayal of Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort. One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when Belfort drives his 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary while under the influence. To the delight of audiences and the horror of most gearheads, the genuine supercar was smashed up in silver screen glory.
Lest anyone think otherwise, this isn’t a clone created using a regular Countach but instead is the real deal. In case you’re not aware, Lamborghini only made a limited number of 25th Anniversary editions of the Countach, just 658 to be exact. Even for Hollywood, which is famously hard on cars, that’s extreme.
Since the Countach was jettisoned by the production staff, it has sat in the same state of disrepair. But it’s headed to Bonham’s auction event in Abu Dhabi later this month with an estimated top bid of $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 USD.
After shelling out that kind of money, we have to wonder if the new owner will keep the famous Italian supercar in its dilapidated condition or will have it restored? After all, these 25th Anniversary supercars aren’t exactly common and so are highly sought after.
At the same time, with how beloved The Wolf of Wall Street is among many circles, we can also see why someone would keep the Countach as-is as a sort of trophy. It wouldn’t be the first time someone has maintained a famous wrecked car or even wrecked a car to make it famous.
Still, seeing such an amazing icon of the 1980s, a supercar which graced bedroom walls and Trapper Keepers to help create a new generation of gearheads, well it’s a lot to process. We guess it comes down to which legacy do you value more?
So what would you do with this car? And do you think it’s worth $2,000,000?
See the lot listing for yourself here.
Images via Bonham’s