Iconic Lamborghini Countach from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ had a bid of $1.35m but didn’t sell

  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary from The Wolf of Wall Street went up for auction
  • The totaled car had a bid for $1.35 million but didn’t sell
  • A working condition model sells for $800k

Published on Nov 29, 2023 at 3:44 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 04, 2023 at 9:32 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Iconic Lamborghini Countach from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ had a bid of $1.35m but didn’t sell

The Wolf of Wall Street Lamborghini Countach went up for auction and, despite a bid of $1.35m, it didn’t sell.

Viewed at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, which saw action from Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz, a drivable model would sell for $800k.

So, as it turns out, the one that was driven and totaled by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film is even more valuable than that.

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Photos of the wreck on sale were shared on social media.

You can see the iconic Lamborghini Countach in the video below:

The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary’s condition is down to Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

Director, Martin Scorsese, didn’t want to resort to a replica (as is usually the case) for the scene.

He believed it would detract from the film’s authenticity.

Instead, he ordered a real Lamborghini Countach with 11,300 km on the marker be smashed up for the five-time-Academy-Award-nominated movie.

Scorsese had a car rammed into the Lambo off-camera and hit it with a flatbed truck after its on-screen scrapes barely left a mark.

The 1989 unit was on the screen for three minutes and 11 seconds.

Another, slightly different, Lamborghini Countach was rented and returned intact.

This second Lamborghini was on screen for 16 seconds.

It lacked a spoiler and had a slightly different front bumper and steering wheel.

As of the final edition of the Lamborghini Countach, only 658 units were ever built.

The American-spec unit is finished in Polo White, which pairs perfectly with its white interior.

The memorable and darkly comical scene the Lamborghini Countach stars in sees DiCaprio barely manage to get into the car.

His character then drives it, seemingly unaware of multiple crashes, due to being under the influence of drugs.

It was estimated that the car would sell for between $1.5-2 million.

However the high bid of $1.35m didn’t meet the reserve.

The lot remains unsold and will be returned to the seller in the United States.

The Countach is one of Lambo’s most iconic models.

In 2022, Lamborghini unveiled the spiritual successor to the original car, the Countach LPI 800-4 (above).

Only 112 units were built, and despite the massive $2.6 million price tag, it sold out in hours.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.