Lister – Jaguar Continuation – BHL158
In 1957, Lister designed a new car around the already successful 3.4 litre Jaguar D-type XK engine, this car was to become the legendary Lister Knobbly. The new Lister was campaigned heavily by racing legend Archie Scott Brown of the same year and achieved a notable number of wins for the Knobbly. Archie would continue to race the new knobbly into 1958 until his tragic death at Spa-Francorchamps when he crashed the newly unveiled Lister. The Lister Knobbly would be offered with two engine options; the 3.4 litre Jaguar XK engine, or the small-block Chevrolet V8. The Chevy V8 option was predicted to be the most popular in the US, but with newly implemented 3.0 litre capacity regulations for international events, it became apparent that the 3.4 XK engine was still king.
The Lister on offer here is BHL158, it was the first of the new-build Lister Jaguars to be sold to the public and raced. It moved to Stephen Bond who successfully ran the new Lister for a couple of seasons. This Lister even ran at the Goodwood Member’s Meeting, as well as having FIA HTPs valid until 2025, it also is road registered. The Lister was then sold to a US collector who intended to run it in historic racing in the UK. The owner had the car completely overhauled, smartened up, retrimmed, and finally set up for the track by a pro-driver. Unfortunately, the current owner was not able to compete in the car, hence it now being presented for sale as a fully on-the-button race car.
Featuring a host of spares, including springs, dampers and brake parts, and some incredible parts including a D type gearbox and a full spare set of race wheels and tyres. The engine is a 3.8 wide-angle dry sump unit with iron block on 45DCO3 Weber carburettors, in other words exactly to correct original specification.
On the button and ready for immediate viewing.
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