About Us

Founded in 1999, CKL Developments has grown into the worlds leading specialist in Jaguar Sports and Racing Cars of the 1950’s and ’60’s.


After 25 years as Managing Director at Lynx, Chris Keith-Lucas left in 1999 to set up CKL Developments Ltd. From the start, Chris attracted a loyal customer base of people who value the knowledge, integrity and attention to detail that still characterise the work of CKL today.


Starting modestly in a barn near Battle in East Sussex, CKL’s growing reputation brought more and more business, and with an increasing workforce eventually Chris and Melvin were forced to look for more space and investment. With the help and input of car collector and historic racer Stefan Ziegler, CKL moved into it’s current, purpose built premises in 2011. In 2016 Wicher (Vic) Kist joined as managing director to expand the business and work alongside Chris Keith-Lucas.


With sixteen thousand square feet of space and state of the art facilities, CKL is second to none in our ability to undertake all areas of restoration and race preparation work. Our global reputation is based on getting the details right, whether it’s a simple service job, a complete restoration project involving extensive research or the development of a race-winning car.


Meet the team

  • Chris Keith-Lucas

    Founder & Technical Director

    With over 45 years experience of historic cars and racing, company founder Chris is an acknowledged leading world authority. He continues to guide the company on all technical matters.

  • Wicher Kist

    Managing Director

    After a successful career at Cosworth and Spyker, Wicher brings 20 years of automotive car industry experience to the CKL Developments team.
    His extensive knowledge of modern cars and fascination with historic cars is a perfect fit in realising CKL’s expansion plans.


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