The 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S from the cult movie The Cannonball Run has just made history, entering the Library of Congress via the National Historic Vehicle Register.
The Countach was an iconic element in the movie, which in 1981 celebrated the clandestine coast-to-coast race that defied a system that enforced a speed limit of 55 mph (88 km/h). In The Cannonball Run, the race is won by the Countach LP 400 S, shiny black with a mustard-yellow interior. The car has obtained legendary status with motor movie fans.
Now, on the 40th anniversary of the movie, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation, who has overseen the National Historic Vehicle Register since 2009, recognized the Countach’s relevant role in pop culture and decided to add it to the list of only 29 other vehicles considered important for American history. An incredible honor that was sealed with the participation of the Countach LP 400 S in Cars at the Capital, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation’s annual celebration of America’s automotive heritage in Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress is now the custodian of all information, files, history, and 3D scans of a historic Lamborghini vehicle.
Foto Credits: Hagerty Drivers Foundation