Here's Your Opportunity To Spend $2 Million On A Wrecked Lamborghini

Here's Your Opportunity To Spend $2 Million On A Wrecked Lamborghini

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Martin Scorsese’s 2013 smash hit The Wolf Of Wall Street is an all-time great film, with incredible acting, the great story of 1980s American excess, and some of the best car casting in a non-car movie ever. The cut of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort high off his ass on quaaludes folding himself down the stairs and into the driver’s seat of a cocaine white Lamborghini Countach is the kind of thing that sticks with you forever and transcends the screen. It’s worth a laugh when the reveal that he didn’t make the drive unscathed pops on screen. What would you pay to own the Lambo that Marty Scorsese smashed for a laugh?

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Whether you’re a film buff, a car buff, or both, there’s some appeal to owning this car. I think it would be a cool conversation starter, but it obviously can’t ever be driven again. This is nothing more than a Marcello Gandini masterpiece dashed against the rocks made statuary. Art has its place, and this car certainly at least facilitated art. But what is it capital-w Worth? The car will cross the block at a Bonhams auction on November 25, and the auction house estimates it will bring something between 1.5 million and 2 million U.S. dollars when the hammer falls. Considering an average drivable Countach sells between $600,000 and $700,000, this could prove a huge premium for not only movie-used cars, but movie-destroyed cars.

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We all know someone who loves The Wolf Of Wall Street for the wrong reasons. They idolize Belfort’s scamming and slick-talking sales tactics, to be sure, and probably wish they could live some (or all) of his worst characteristics. To them it’s not a cautionary tale on the loss of self in the face of greed. That’s who is going to end up with this car. You know the type. They’re probably in venture capital.

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As an interesting aside to this whole thing, the car is going to be auctioned at Bonhams Abu Dhabi sale in November. The Wolf Of Wall Street screenings in Abu Dhabi were around 45 minutes shorter than the cut we got in the U.S. According to IMDB;

News reports in local media have said the version of the movie showing in Abu Dhabi cinemas removes 45 minutes of content. Aside from nudity and sexual situations, most of the edits come from the film’s 600+ curse words. Time Out Abu Dhabi reported offensive language was removed by “either by muting the audio temporarily or chopping chunks from scenes mid sentence, which produces a jarring effect for viewers.”

So let’s hear it, what would you pay for the wrecked 25th anniversary Countach that DiCaprio once sat in?