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Someone Paid a Fortune To Buy That Crashed Lamborghini From 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The wrecked Lamborghini Countach that was crashed intentionally for The Wolf of Wall Street blockbuster sold at an auction in Abu Dhabi. The wreck is apparently worth more than a Countach that never sustained a single dent or scratch since it starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie from a decade ago.
Wrecked Lamborghini from The Wolf of Wall Street Sells for $1.35 million 17 photos
Photo: Bonhams
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But this one here was driven and crashed by Jordan Belfort, the character played by Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio himself back in 2013. The Bonhams representatives revealed that the filmmakers inflicted additional damage to the car to make it look worse.

In the movie directed by Martin Scorsese, stockbroker Jordan Belfort damages the 1989 Lamborghini trying to drive it back home inebriated. This is one of the two cars used on the set. When the shooting ended, it ended up in undisclosed hands and was stored awayt in the exact condition it showed up in the movie and now, at the auction held in Abu Dhabi.

The team had to deal with a Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Edition, one of the only 658 examples ever built to mark a quarter of a century on the market for the Italian marque. Each of the 658 came with a unique rear spoiler and redesigned air vents. The Lambo is powered by the 5.2-liter V12 engine, which generates 449 horsepower (455 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque for a run from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph (296 kph).

The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition did not reach the reserve price, but sold instead for $1.35 million, which is still a fortune for a wrecked car. The screen time it got in the movie must have counted on the way up to this price: three minutes and 11 seconds.

Wrecked Lamborghini from The Wolf of Wall Street Sells for \$1\.35 million
Photo: Bonhams
The price includes documentation as well as one of the costumes that Leonardo DiCaprio wore in the scenes in which he shows up driving the Lamborghini. Two DVDs with the movie and two crew hoodies are also included, as well as a director chair and a clapboard. The hoodies and the clapboard are signed by director Martin Scorsese and actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, with the latter playing the part of Jordan Belfort’s wife in the movie.

Bonhams was expecting it to fetch between $1.5 and $2 million. Now, it remains to be seen if the new owner paid $1.35 to just keep the car in a garage and display it every once in a while to brag about it or actually decides to fix it and drive it. Right now, the 34-year old Lamborghini Countach seems to be anything but driveable, but according to the auction house, the V12 engine under the hood is intact.

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