The Lister Knobbly is a lightweight sports racing car designed and developed in the UK by Lister cars between 1957 and 1959. The success of the Knobbly was down to its huge performance thanks to its lightweight production materials of that time. They were out-dragging D-type Jaguars and achieving a remarkable top speed of more than 180mph. These cars were raced in period by some of the most notable racing drivers of the late 1950’s that included Sir Stirling Moss and Innes Ireland to name but a few.
Under its new and talented ownership, Lister Cars wished to celebrate the racing success of the 1950’s with the announcement that it planned to build a very limited run of original specification continuation cars, the 1958 Works Lister ‘Knobbly’ using Brian Lister’s original working drawings and manufacturing jigs along with the expertise of some of the engineers that were involved in the original cars build more than half a century ago.
The performance of these continuation models is very impressive indeed, they are producing some 330bhp from its D-type 3.8 litre engine which is complete with its famous wide-angle cylinder head and dry sump lubrication, that propels the 787kg Knobbly to just over 180 mph and a 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
Our 60 year Anniversary road car specification model is car number 9 of only 10 examples produced. Its factory options include; public drivers road pack, chrome exterior pack, leather bonnet straps, chassis roll hoop and rollover bar, doubled zipped tonneau cover, two travel bags, front tow hook, heat protection pack including exhaust coating, Rubberstone protection for underside of the car and 16“ Dunlop racing alloy wheels.
With only delivery mileage from new, this rare road specification example is presented in ‘as new’ condition throughout and ready to put the fun back into today’s driving experience.
- Mileage Delivery Miles
- Body Style Convertible
- Transmission Manual
- Engine Capacity 3781cc
- Fuel Petrol
- Chassis No. BHL165C
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