The Lamborghini Countach, the Lamborghini supercar that Leonardo DiCaprio drove in The Wolf of Wall Street, will be auctioned next December by Sotheby’s. It could bring in more than 2 million euros.
THE luxury sports cars are unanimous, both on the roads and on the big screen. After james bond And Back to the futureTHE wolf of wall street interests Auction Houses.
Indeed, the Lamborghini Countach appeared in Martin Scorsese’s film The wolf of Wall Street will soon be auctioned by the Sotheby’s house. A real automotive gem, her sale could approach 2 million dollars.
If you’ve seen the movie, it’s impossible not to remember the scene where this magnificent car appears. It’s the funniest and most unusual. Leonardo DiCaprio (Jordan Belfort in the film) struggles to get into his Lamborghini while he is drunk. THE vehicle pops up several other times in the film, especially in some scenes where it was intentionally overwritten. But the model that will be auctioned is of course the original, without any scratches!
Between nostalgia and achievement
Besides its auction, this supercar remains special.
The Italian manufacturer enters the legend of the history of the automobile presenting a prototype of the countach at the Geneva International Motor Show in 1971. It becomes one of the fastest, most efficient and emblematic production sports cars of its time.
Between 1974 and 1990, the V12-powered supercar was produced in more than 2,000 copies.
The etymology of the name countach comes from a Piedmontese slang expression which means “fabulous”. It marks the astonishment of the industrial Bertone, at the sight of the car out on the road for the first time.
There Countach 25th anniversarywhich we see appearing in the film, has obviously not aged a bit, and still marks the spirits as much as the first one, released in the 70s. Built during the last three years of production of the model, it is of far the most advanced version of the vehicle.
The latest innovations and a few improvements later, and here it is ready for an auction. From the big screen to an auction room, there is only one step, or a few kilometres.
This specific model features an exterior White Polo and an interior Biancomaking it one of 12 all-white versions of the brand.
It also has a very powerful motor: a 5.2-liter V12 that generates up to 449 horsepower. Thanks to what it has under the hood, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds.
It will be auctioned on December 8, as part of the annual event Luxury Week by Sotheby’s.
” The ‘Wolf’ Countach, perfectly embodies what we set out to achieve when we decided to hold a sale during Sotheby’s Luxury Week“, said Gord Duff, global head of auctions at RM Sotheby’s.
” Scorsese, DiCaprio, Lamborghini and New York all form an incredible pedigree. The sale will feature other similar, unique, collectible cars with some degree of provenance, low mileage or unique specifications. Our team has excellent experience in managing boutique sales like this, and we look forward to showcasing it during Luxury Week. ” , he added.
The starting price has not been announced at this time, but the House expects this famous vehicle to start between 1.5 and 2 million dollars. Prepare to spend as much, if not more, than the Wolf of Wall Street!
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