RM Sothebys: Wolf Of Wall Street Lamborghini Countachs Comes To Market

Home to the financial markets on Wall Street as well as the fashion houses of Fifth Avenue, New York City is a worldwide hub for high-end luxury. RM Sotheby’s, the leading private sales expert and auctioneer of premium collectibles, is pleased to announce that it will once again bring the world’s most desirable luxury motor cars to the cosmopolitan city with a dedicated auction hosted at Sotheby’s global New York headquarters during its December Luxury Week sale series.


This fourth iteration of the company’s New York sale will celebrate the cutting edge of automotive design, presenting an expertly curated roster of history’s most iconic automobiles from the world’s most admired marques.

An automotive icon in the world of film and pertinent to the location of the upcoming New York sale is one of the two 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary editions which starred in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street. Sharing the screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, the Bianco Polo over Bianco Countach represented an ultimate acquisition for Jordan Belfort, the film’s real-life financial “Wolf,” as it did for many in the late 1980s. One of the most memorable vehicles in modern film history—having transcended the boundaries of its own automotive legacy and embraced the realm of timeless cinematic artistry—is made rarer still, with only 12 believed to have been made in this specification (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000).

Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street used not one but two 25th Anniversary Countach sports cars in similar configurations. For the most memorable scene—a nighttime drive with an inebriated DiCaprio—one of the two Countachs was depicted with lifelike damage and remains in the same condition to this day, solidifying its own place as a Hollywood icon with its now infamous battle scars. The example offered this December in New York, chassis KLA12722, did not sustain damage during filming. With its star turn, this cinematic Countach is undeniably world famous. A timeless fusion of automotive and cinematic zeitgeist, chassis number KLA12722 is an iconic example that intertwines the legacies of Lamborghini and Hollywood, and serves as an emblem to multiple generations.

Clad in its rare all-white color scheme, paired with its on-screen pedigree, this Countach is the first collector car announced for RM Sotheby’s boutique New York sale—an exclusive auction of extraordinary automobiles held during Sotheby’s Luxury Week on 8 December. Watch for more exceptional highlights coming soon.

Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s, stated, “The ‘Wolf’ Countach, along with the other cars that will be on offer, perfectly embodies what we set out to accomplish when we decided to host a sale during Sotheby’s Luxury Week. Scorsese, DiCaprio, Lamborghini, and New York—all make for an incredible pedigree. The sale will feature other similar cars—unique, highly collectible, with a degree of provenance, low mileage, or one-off specifications. Our team has a great track record of curating boutique sales such as this, and we look forward to showcasing this during Luxury Week.”

Sotheby’s Luxury Week

Luxury Week is a multi-category sales series that showcases the best of the best in each of Sotheby’s Luxury Division’s disciplines. Encompassing exquisite jewelry, watches, collector cars, designer handbags, books & manuscripts, natural history, sneakers, wine & whiskey, luxury real estate, and more, Sotheby’s Luxury Week is a testament to both the rare and the exceptional.

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