“The Wolf of Wall Street”, directed by Martin Scorsese, one of the famous wizards of the Seventh Art, celebrated the year of its release in 2013, and the audience gathered on the screen to follow the main character, Leonardo DiCaprio. But one of the film’s most famous scenes is the one in which DiCaprio wrecks a Lamborghini Countach, smashing into everything in sight, leaving the 1989 Italian super sports car in tatters. But it wasn’t and luckily, because this weekend someone bought it for a measly $1.35 million. Although it looks like a poor man’s hat, as the saying goes.
This work of Scorsese stood out for its beauty, but also for its slang, as it set another record worthy of the Guinness World of Records, with an average of 2.81 swear words per minute, featuring 506 “fuck” sounds. And it is possible that some of these “fucks” had something to do with the state in which the Countach was left, after knocking down poles, signs and mailboxes, but mainly because of collisions with other cars. Watch the video to see how it all happened.
The Countach disappeared after filming and the amount of repairs was such that not many wanted to know where one of Lamborghini’s landmarks in the brand’s history would be. Interestingly, DiCaprio’s car has now reappeared, in the same sorry state it was last seen in, just in time to be auctioned off last weekend at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, during the final F1 Grand Prix. of that time.
A Bonhams handled the auction and estimated value between 1.5 and 2 million dollars for a used Lamborghini. And this prediction had some reason to be, since, along with the damaged Countach, the buyer also took the director’s chair and a plaque, signed by Martin Scorsese, as well as jackets, a DVD of the film and, of course, a document confirming the authenticity of the car . Which will return to its original condition at a price that will not exceed 10% (or up to 5%) of the prize value.