The story of the 2 Lamborghinis from “The Wolf of Wall Avenue” took one other flip this month. Two real examples of the 1989 Lamborghini Countach twenty fifth Anniversary Version in Bianco Polo noticed display screen time. One made it by filming unscathed. The opposite, used to exhibit how not sane and sober protagonist Jordan Belfort was throughout a drive dwelling, ended up beat to items and undriveable, extra artwork set up than automobile. The cleaning soap opera started again in August, when RM Sotheby’s announced it could auction the pristine instance this month, December. On the time, we did not know the place the opposite automobile was. Not far into November, Bonhams solved the mystery in announcing it could public sale the wrecked automobile on the finish of that month in the course of the season-ending System 1 race weekend in Abu Dhabi. Given the identical pre-sale estimate because the working Lamborghini of $1.5M to $2M, the excessive bid got here in at $1,350,000 in the course of the Abu Dhabi public sale. The consigner turned that sum down, the automobile did not promote.
The clear RM Sotheby’s automobile did promote, and on schedule, fetching $1.65M after charges on December 8 in New York Metropolis. Not unhealthy for a automobile Hagerty values at $780,000 in concours situation. Lamborghini solely made about 660 of the Silver Anniversary coupes for world gross sales, 12 got here to the U.S. in Bianco Polo.
As for the automobile itself, RM Sotheby’s says the Maryland proprietor drove the automobile to New York for filming, and that this automobile was specced a bit otherwise than the second Lamborghini; this one wore the smaller European bumpers and its cabin had a black-and-white steering wheel, as an illustration. The proprietor had additionally eliminated the rear wing, which was put again on for the movie. What the 2 cars shared was a With a 5.2-liter V12 making 449 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque, bolted to a five-speed guide transmission. The proprietor bought the coupe someday after the movie made its mark, the brand new proprietor — the consignor for the RM Sotheby’s public sale — reinstalled a bigger U.S.-spec bumper and stored the rear wing.
Now that the bar’s been set, we’re ready for the second Countach to look in an public sale catalog. We suspect that consignor will not flip down $1.35M a second time.