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  1. Leonardo DiCaprio’s new flick, The Wolf of Wall Street, has been nominated for five Oscars. If you’ve not seen the film, it is a wild, hedonistic and down-right scandalous take on real-life human Jordan Belfort’s fraudulent early life as a crooked stockbroker on Wall Street.

    It’s really rather good, though we can’t tell you too much about it because (a) we don’t want to issue spoilers and (b) most of it is rather X-rated.

    What we can tell you, however, it that because TWOWS is a period film, the producers got to play with the period vehicles of the 1980s and 1990s. And, as any car aficionado will attest, this era provided the world with supercars that adorned the bedroom walls of many a teenager.

    So, as The Wolf of Wall Street will feature heavily at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, here are some examples of the cars in the film you can actually buy, accompanied with rather a large disclaimer. TopGear.com cannot be held responsible for the quality, integrity or general rubbishness of any of the cars featured. You buy one, it’s your liability.

    Now, to get in you the mood, here’s a small ritual we urge you to carry out before you go and buy one.

  2. Lamborghini Countach

    Producers of TWOWS actually used a real, 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach for that infamous scene which we really can’t publish details of on this site. But, perhaps no other car typified the 1980s as much as a Lamborghini Countach.

    The 25th Anniversary Edition - built to honour the company’s, erm, 25th anniversary - boasts a 5.2-litre V12, good for around 450bhp, a 0-60mph time of under five seconds, top speed over 180mph and a dash of restyling over a standard Countach. We couldn’t find one in white - like the film - but here’s a 1989 model in red, yours for a paltry €149,000.

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  3. Ferrari 512 TR

    Essentially, the 512 TR was an evolution of the 80s Testarossa. Improvements over its predecessor included a more powerful 5.0-litre flat 12, producing 428bhp and 362lb ft of torque, lower suspension and an exterior facelift. It was good for a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds, and a really quite bloody fast top speed of 195mph. Here’s one we found for a whisker under £60k, fully maintained by a Ferrari specialist.

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  4. Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio

    OK, so it’s not a car that Leo or his co-stars actually drive in the movie, but the Spider takes pride of place during some of the film’s scenery - including a drive past the 120 Broadway Building in NYC. The actual Alfa used in the film is being sold on eBay, with a rather optimistic starting bid of $54,999 (unsurprisingly, it’s had no bids at the time of writing). We’ve found another ‘87 Alfa Romeo Spider - in red, not silver - with 72,000 miles on the clock and weighing in at a far more reasonable £4396.

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  5. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W140)

    Again, another bit-part player in the film, but another that signifies just how excellent some of the machinery of the era was. And they came no finer than the W140 S-Class, the first of the S-Class models to feature a V12, and Merc’s most powerful passenger car (at the time). Here’s a silver one from 1992 with 86,000 miles on the clock, that lovely 6.0-litre V12 and a first owner claimed to be the Sultan of Brunei’s son. Yours for just £8999.

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    Want more S-Class? We’ve rounded up its family tree, and it all began with a big red bus…

  6. Jaguar E-Type Convertible

    Ah, the Jaaaag. A pivotal car in the film, because it’s the car that Leo drives when [SPOILER ALERT].

    As for the Jag, well, what can we add to Jeremy’s tribute from Series 17? The E-Type was the poster car of the 1960s, influenced the new F-Type, and it remains one of the finest things to emerge from Blighty. Here’s a Series I roadster, with 3.8 litres of vintage British engineering, a retrimmed interior, full restoration and a price tag of £99950.

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  7. Porsche 911 Carrera

    A brief player in The Wolf of Wall Street, there’s a shot of a 911 sitting in Jordan Belfort’s (that’s Leo’s character) garage. This Porsche takes a step back from the film’s Eighties-Nineties setting, instead representing the Seventies; that fine decade where Porsche’s 911 began to cement its scary reputation. Here’s a 3.0-litre Carrera in LHD, with an orange paintjob, black leather interior, classic Fuchs alloys (thumbs up) and the subject of a full and proper restoration. Yours for £34,995. If you need convincing, this is a very, very cool car.

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  8. Jaguar XJ-S

    This one’s a bit of a Top Gear favourite, what with James testing out the restored KWE XJ-S many moons ago, and of course, our nitrous-powered effort that scorched the world’s supercars way back when. The Jag XJ-S was the original E-Type replacement, based on the XJ saloon, helping to cement the Jaaaag moniker. You got a 5.3-litre V12 as standard, but later straight-sixes were added to the line-up.

    Most likely the one in the film was a V12 - TWOWS firmly adhering to the ‘more is more’ philosophy - so here’s one in red, with red leather seats, 100,000 miles on the clock and a full service history. You get such luggzuries as a trip computer, cruise control, electric windows and central locking, all for bargain price of £2995. Fur coat not included.

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  9. Mercedes-Benz SL (R129)

    Ah the SL Benz. It remains one of the most desirable Mercs in the range, and in this R129 guise is fast becoming a future classic. Big, chunky looks marks it out as an early Nineties Benz, and again, because the film is all about excess, here’s a minter we found with just 18,000 miles on the clock, and a socking great V12 under the bonnet. Yes folks, it’s an SL600, this one complete with full MB service history and every toy thrown at it.

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