This Lamborghini is being preserved in the world’s biggest library

Digitally, anyway. This Countach starred in a 1981 film that means it’s earned ‘national importance’ status

Do not readjust your gadget, this Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S – chassis number 1121112 – really is being preserved for future generations in a library.

Puzzled? Don’t be. A 3.9-litre V12 isn’t really made for, emergency room, that type of environment, so rather a 3D scan of the cars and truck is to be housed in the USA Collection of Congress along with all its details, history and official documents.

You see, this is no common Countach. This is the really cars and truck that included in the 1981 hit film The Cannonball Run, starring the likes of Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Junior as well as Jackie Chan.

The movie is based on an unlawful roadway race from the 1970s that generated the ‘Cannonball Run Challenge’, with competitors starting in downtown Manhattan and racing completely across the States to Redondo Beach in California.

It was a substantial industrial success with globally box office revenues of $160 million. Certainly more movies must open with three mins of a Lambo being gone after by a police car.

40 years on the Countach has actually been regarded legendary sufficient to be consisted of on the Collection of Congress’s National Historic Car Register, a shortlist of cars and trucks that are thought about of ‘nationwide importance’ to the US. Thus far only 30 vehicles have been included.

The Countach itself is being put on screen in a glass box in Washington DC for a week prior to it’s gone back to its present proprietor, a lawyer in Florida that bought it in 2004.

If we had a ‘national relevance’ vehicle listing in the UK, what would get on it? Pointers below please …