The first ever dedicated road-going version of the legendary Lister Knobbly sports racer

The most demanding arena in which publicly to demonstrate engineering designs and skills is motor racing. Any company choosing that sport to heighten its reputation knows it has to produce a car that will out perform the opposition. A truly daunting task for an engineering company which had never produced a motor car before.

The Lister Motor Company has succeeded by being the first, and to date the only, specialist sports car maker to engineer and launch a fully road legal version of a racing continuation model.

ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS

Unlike some ‘replica’ or ‘retro’ sports cars, the Lister Knobbly is not a classic shape on top of modern mechanicals.

Beneath its hand-beaten aluminium body is a six-cylinder Jaguar 3.8-litre engine and four-speed gearbox, which is almost identical to the D-Type power plants fitted in the 1950s.

ORIGINAL SPECIFICATIONS

Unlike some ‘replica’ or ‘retro’ sports cars, the Lister Knobbly is not a classic shape on top of modern mechanicals.

Beneath its hand-beaten aluminium body is a six-cylinder Jaguar 3.8-litre engine and four-speed gearbox, which is almost identical to the D-Type power plants fitted in the 1950s.

THE SHAPE OF THE KNOBBLY

The tubular chassis is made from seamless engineering tube using the original jigs, and all welds are pressure tested to ensure integrity. The aluminium body panels alone take around 500 hours to beat into the Knobbly’s distinctive shape.

THE SHAPE OF THE KNOBBLY

The tubular chassis is made from seamless engineering tube using the original jigs, and all welds are pressure tested to ensure integrity. The aluminium body panels alone take around 500 hours to beat into the Knobbly’s distinctive shape.

The most demanding arena in which publicly to demonstrate engineering designs and skills is motor racing