Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S from “The Cannonball Run” is officially untouchable
Of course, the Countach is already an iconic car, however, this particular Countach also made history by being listed on the National Register of Historic Vehicles at the US Library of Congress. That means it’s on a shortlist of just 30 cars that are currently considered of national importance to the United States. Thus, all information concerning this car, its history, a 3D scan of it and copies of all its documents will be kept at the Library of Congress.
To celebrate this great honor, the car from the movie Countach is on display this week inside a giant window on the National Mall in Washington DC. Let’s just hope Nicolas Cage doesn’t try to steal it.
The reason this movie was so successful is probably due to the harshness of the speed limit at the time, which is why a group of car enthusiasts decided to challenge the status quo and cross the continent ever since. downtown Manhattan all the way to a marina on the Pacific Ocean in Redondo Beach, California. Safe to say, Hollywood screenwriters were immediately won over.
As previously stated, the Countach was one of the movie’s biggest stars and we know a lot about her âupbringingâ. It was delivered new to the Lamborghini dealer in Rome in 1979 and was immediately exported to the United States and sold in Florida.
A year later, the owner decided to loan the car to director Hal Needham and the rest is history – literally.
The car in the film has even been modified for on-screen action, with a front spoiler, two projectors, three antennas and no less than 12 tailpipes.
We can honestly say that this movie is probably responsible for creating a whole generation of car enthusiasts, which is what we can say about the Lamborghini Countach as well, given its status as the quintessential poster car.