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Lister reborn: New 'Knobbly' rolls out

2015-03-11 10:33

CLASSIC RACER REBORN: The first Lister Cars' reborn Knobbly racer (pictured here) has been built at the automaker's factory in Cambridge. Image: Lister Cars

  • First Knobbly 'continuation' racer out
  • Same specs as 1958 original
  • Assembled with Lister's jigs

LONDON, England - The first of Lister Cars’ reborn Knobbly racers has rolled off  the  production line at its factory in Cambridge,  England.

It was built to Brian Lister’s original specifications for the 1958 Knobbly. The new in-word for such vehicles, it sees, is 'continuations'.

The car is the first of a sold-out production run of 10 cars (though that might rise to 13 due to demand) to be assembled to Lister's original specifications.

FIA STANDARD

All racers will be built to meet International Automobile Federation racing regulations and powered by a Jaguar D-Type 3.8-litre straight six capable of 247kW. Owners will be able to compete in a series of historic Lister race events.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Lister 'Knobbly' racer

The Knobbly in the images (also see gallery) has been finished in metallic silver with a dark-green leather interior. Like all Knobbly continuations, it has incredible performance with a claimed 0-100km/h sprint in 4.3sec and on to a top speed of 290km/h.

Lister Cars chairman Lawrence Whittaker said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to see the first customer Knobbly off our production line in Cambridge – it’s a testament to our fantastic team and a fitting tribute to the memory of Brian Lister.”

ORIGINAL LISTER: Stirling Moss (pictured here) winning the 1958 Daily Express sports-car race at Silverstone, England behind the wheel of a Lister. Image: Lister Cars

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