The British racing driver Brian Lister devoted himself to the construction of racing and sports cars from 1954 on. First he used especially Bristol and MG engines in its aerodynamically built bodies, from 1957 in particularly Jaguar engines.
Under the name Lister-Jaguar, these cars then went even in the tough race against the competition with Jaguar D-types and Aston Martins. In 1958, Sterling Moss joined the race in Silverstone in a Lister Jaguar. The Lister Jaguars were very successful and entered in racing history. But 1959 Archie Scott Brown crashed in a Lister and Brian Lister ceased the production.
2013, the legendary race forge, after several unsuccessful attempts (since the departure of David Lister), could be revived. Henceforth, one focused on the reproduction of historic Lister cars. From 2014, the first ten replicas of the Lister Jaguar “Knobbly” were delivered. The race car was nicknamed in the 50s because of his “knobbly” roundings strongly reminding at the Maserati birdcages shapes.
First, the new version of the Jaguar D-type Jaguar has been introduced this year and now Lister wants to produce a new edition of the Lister Jaguar Knobbly, exactly the car the sterling Moss drove in 1958 at Silverstone, limited to ten vehicles. These race cars are built like the original from the 50s with an outer skin made of a magnesium alloy on a tubular frame. So this sports car has a total weight of under 800 kilograms. However, this material is very expensive and so the price of almost 1.2 million euros is not surprising. Customers can decide whether they would like to order a roadworthy sports car or a pure-bred racing car. All Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss will be painted in british Racing Green with the typical yellow stripes. Each vehicle receives a plaque from sterling silver with the VIN number and a signature by Stirling Moss.
Under the hood a classic Jaguar with D-type 3.8 litre inline six-cylinder motor acts around 340 HP. Thus, the super lightweight Lister Knobbly achieves a top speed of almost 300 km/h. The Super sportscar speeds up from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds.
Yet a whole package of extras will come with these ten uniques, including a racing overalls, a tonneau cover, a spare parts package and the possibility, to meet Sir Stirling Moss at a dinner evening.