This month, the story of the two Lamborghinis from “The Wolf of Wall Street” took another turn. Two genuine 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition in Bianco Polo appeared on the big screen. One survived filming unscathed.
The other, which was used to demonstrate how insane and sober protagonist Jordan Belfort was on a drive home, ended up beat up and undrivable, more art installation than a car. We didn’t know where the other car was at the time. On December 8, the clean RM Sotheby’s car sold for $1.65 million after fees in New York City.
The owner had also removed the rear wing, which was reinstalled for the movie. According to RM Sotheby’s, the Maryland owner drove the car to New York for filming, and this car was equipped differently than the second Lamborghini; this one had smaller European bumpers and a black-and-white steering wheel, for example.
When the owner sold the coupe after the film’s success, the new owner — the consignor for the RM Sotheby’s auction — reinstalled a larger US-spec bumper and kept the rear wing.
We’re waiting for the second Countach to appear in an auction catalog now that the bar has been raised. The consignor will not turn down $1.35 million a second time.