December 8th is a pretty big day for car collectors: a very special Lamborghini Countach will be the protagonist of Sotheby’s Luxury Week and could sell for $2 million.
There White Lamborghini Countach The 25th birthday symbolizes Jordan Belfort’s decadent lifestyle in The Wolf of Wall Street. Two cars were used in the film, one of which had a tragic end. Luckily, the undamaged Countach is up for sale at RM Sotheby’s Week of Luxury and is valued at over $2 million.
History of the Countach
Lamborghini has about 650 copies of the 25th Anniversary Countach were produced., 23 of which are finished in Bianco Polo like the car in the movie. Horacio Pagani, who later founded Pagani Automobili, was responsible for the styling updates, which included revised front and rear bumpers and air intakes behind the doors.
While some considered its styling controversial, and many detractors said it was borrowed from the Ferrari Testarossa, no one could fault the performance considering it’s the fastest iteration of the original Countach, hitting 100 km/h from standstill in 4. 7 seconds and the highest figure. speed is almost 300 km/h.
IN The wolf of Wall StreetLamborghini Countach plays a leading role in the scene where a heavily drunk Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, crawls up to the car and kicks open the passenger door. He then crashes the car into parked cars, street signs, and a golf cart before the police arrest him.
The Mystery of the Ruined Countach
There is a lot of speculation about the crashed Countach. The most popular story is that Martin Scorsese, co-producer and director of the film, insisted that use a real Lamborghini Countach because he was not satisfied with the appearance of this fake. Whether the wrecked car is a real 25th Anniversary Countach or a similar car modified to look like the 25th Anniversary Edition is a matter of debate.
What is certain, however, is that an undamaged car on the KLA12722 chassis will be the protagonist of the RM Sotheby’s auction in New York in December. Due to his starring role in the film, the white Countach is probably famous, or as the Sotheby’s description says,
an iconic example that intertwines the heritage of Lamborghini and Hollywood and serves as an emblem for several generations.