Wolf of Wall Street producers wrecked a real Lamborghini Countach
An unfortunate ending for a wonderful car
Back in 2013 Martin Scorcesse released his hit film, "The Wolf of Wall Street". It featured actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Mathew McConaughey. The movie told the story of a corrupt 1980's stock broker named Jordan Belfort.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan was indeed a real person, and damn near everything portrayed in the movie actually happened. He was a drug sniffing, wife-swapping, arrogant little sh*t; however, he was a real-life Gordan Gecko. Someone who so perfectly encapsulated Wall Street in the 80's, you couldn't even dream up the kind of life this guy had.
Now, to visualize the 1980's image you need a true icon of the time period, something which screams excess, money, flamboyance, and above all "a fu*k you kind of attitude". There is no doubt that only one car could fill this role; The Lamborghini Countach.
There is a scene in the movie in which Jordan is higher than a kite on drugs. His phones have been tapped by the government and he has to speak to his lawyer using a pay phone. Where is the nearest pay phone he thinks? Ah! the country club 2 miles away. As he turns up to the club in his white Countach he gets to a pay phone, but suddenly he collapses. The drugs he has taken have made him a dribbling mess. Somehow, he manages to crawl back into his car and supposedly drive it home without a scratch.
Wolf of Wall Street
However, the next day Jordan is awaken by police officers in his home, they take him out to his driveway and show him an utterly desemated white Lamborghini Countach. Now, at this point many people will have probably thought that the car used was just a fake Countach. You know one of those that's actually just a Pontiac Fierro underneath. Well no, the producers of the movie wanted to as ostentatious as the real Belfort. The car you see with a ruined front end is indeed a real 25th anniversary Lamborghini Countach, not a replica.
Hover, that being said the damage does seem to be non-structural. Ignoring the bent wheel and ruined left side; the car seems perfectly salvageable. It will likely be sold at a huge markup due to its presence in the award-winning film.