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1989 LHD Countach Anniversary

Chassis Number KLA12722 is this US market Bianco car with Bianco Leather interior, .

Other Information: one of two cars used in the movie "Wolf of Wall Street".

for sale at RM Sotheby's New York auction on 8th December 2023, Estimate $1.5m - $2m.

The advert read:
One of the unforgettable automotive stars of the 2013 Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street
One of two Countach 25th Anniversary Edition examples used in the production of the film
Appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, playing high-flying financier Jordan Belfort
The most advanced iteration of the legendary Countach, featuring improvements developed by the great Horacio Pagani
Compelling styling and incredible specifications; 5.2-liter V-12 with a 183-mph top speed
Understood to be one of 12 US-specification examples completed in Bianco Polo over Bianco; presented as originally delivered, with US-specification front bumper and rear wing
An iconic supercar that is further elevated and immortalized by its time on the silver screen

One of just 12 25th Anniversary Edition Countach examples delivered to the United States finished in Bianco Polo over Bianco, this car has spent much of its life on the East Coast, moving between New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida in its early years. As was common practice at the time with many owners of US-delivery Countachs, the larger, US-specification front bumper was at some point swapped for a smaller, European-specification unit; further, the imposing rear wing was removed.

At the time of the production of The Wolf of Wall Street, this car was owned by a Lamborghini connoisseur in Maryland. Exercised consistently, yet moderately, through its life, the Lamborghini was actually piloted by its owner from the Baltimore area to New York for filming! A 10 March 2014 letter on file from Picture Cars East—the New York firm that supplied the Lamborghini to Red Granite Pictures for use in the filming of The Wolf of Wall Street via its private owner—confirms that this was one of two such cars used for production of the movie. The letter also confirms that, of the two Countachs used in filming, this car is the non-crashed example.

A close viewing of the completed film, as well as examination of behind-the-scenes photos taken on set, reveals notable differences between the two 25th Anniversary Edition Countachs used in production. In addition to the front bumper (the car offered here still had its European-specification front bumper fitted during filming, while the other car retained its larger US-specification unit) and lack of a rear wing, this car was also fitted with a distinctive black-and-white steering wheel. This steering wheel is clearly visible in a scene where DiCaprio arrives at the Belfort home and exits the car, confirming that it was used in some close-up shots.

The presently offered car was also used in driving sequences, and a nighttime driving shot shows the smaller, European-spec front bumper that was fitted to this car at the time of filming. Interestingly, the unmissable rear wing was temporarily attached to this chassis for continuity purposes; only studied Lamborghini experts would have noticed the differing front bumpers in the final cut.

Later acquired by the consignor from its longtime enthusiast owner, the Countach was subsequently re-fitted with its United States-specification front bumper, and its large rear wing was re-installed. This returned the car to its factory-correct, as-originally-delivered cosmetic appearance as seen today—and it also brought it into visual alignment with its companion Countach 25th Anniversary Edition, which was used in The Wolf of Wall Street’s crash scene..

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Information on this car was sourced from lambo.dk / bonhams.com.

More details of this car can be seen at this link https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ny23/new-york/lots/r0001-1989-lamborghini-countach-25th-anniversary/1375611

and also here https://cars.bonhams.com/auction/28793/preview-lot/5779829/1989-lamborghini-countach-25th-anniversary-coupe-chassis-no-za9ca05a6kla12692/

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