‘Historic’ Status for Cannonball Lamborghini Countach

‘Historic’ Status for Cannonball Lamborghini Countach

Forty years after a Lamborghini Countach starred in the 1981 comedy film The Cannonball Run, its significance has been recognised by the National Historic Vehicle Register of the United States Library of Congress. The 1979 Countach LP 400 S, chassis number 1121112, is on the shortlist of 30 cars considered of “national importance”. The car was recently displayed inside a glass case on the National Mall in Washington DC and a 3D scan of the car and documentation will now be preserved in the Library of Congress.


The Cannonball Run starred Roger Moore, Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Junior and Farrah Fawcett, with a plot based on the real-life race between New York and Redondo Beach in California. The race winner in the film was this black LP 400 S with a mustard yellow interior. The Countach was modified for the movie with a front spoiler, twin spotlights, three antennas and 12 exhaust pipes.

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