1979 Lamborghini Countach S from the Cannonball Run

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The Lamborghini Countach S, also known as the LP400 S, was built in the late Seventies, making these cars about 43 years old by now, and while seven-figure prices are being demanded by the previous, narrow-body Countach LP400, the wider, ‘wing adorned’ S model comes in at an average price of $360,000 at the time of writing (early 2022) with perfect concourse condition ones nearing the $500,000 mark.

The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register

But as always there are exceptions, like chassis 112.1164, a 1980 model originally finished in red over black, but repainted to white over black for none other than the late Ferruccio Lamborghini himself, that car is valued at well into the seven figures roam, and while the one we are looking at here might not be that valuable, this black beauty comes with a different kind of pedigree … this is a world-famous movie car.

Chassis number 112.1112, finished in the beautiful combination of Nero over Senape, that’s black on dark tan or light brown, whichever you prefer, was originally sold in Italy, but got imported into the United States at the end of 1979 or early 1980 … to become the legendary Cannonball Run Countach, after some rather special modifications.

The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register

For a complete history and list of custom add-ons to chassis 112.1112, you might want to check out the article we’ve written on this one-of-a-kind Lamborghini Countach S about the fact this Lamborghini got listed in the National Historic Vehicle Register, where she joined other legendary cars like the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, or the 1947 Tucker 48 prototype, the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, the 1968 Ford Mustang, the 1985 Modena Spyder, and the 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 … safe to say this icon from Sant’Agata became an important car in automotive history.

So why do we revisit this black Countach again? Simple, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation just published an amazing, 79-minutes documentary on their YouTube channel on this unique movie car, “The Cannonball Run Countach: Supercar Legend” brings you the entire story about this car and what it meant for The Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash! Kick-started by famed auto journalist Brock Yates as a rebellion against American speed limits and automotive regulations of the 1970s.

It does take a little over an hour of your time, but you really should take a look at this amazing documentary below:

And just so we can admire this amazing movie car from every angle, inside and outside, we’ve put together an extensive image gallery for you below:

The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register
The 1979 Lamborghini Countach Cannonball Run – photo courtesy of Hagerty – National Historic Vehicle Register

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