Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Lister Cars to race again

Lister Cars to race once again

Dormant British racing car manufacturer Lister is to start up production for the first time in nearly 25 years, after a significant investment from aftermarket car warranty provider Warrantywise.
 
The three original Lister companies: George Lister Engineering of Cambridge, Brian Lister Light Engineering and Lister Storm, have all been consolidated under the new name of Lister Motor Company Limited, and will move into new facility in the marque's original home town of Cambridge.

The new site, which features state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facilities, will be used to manufacture one of the company's original racing cars from the 1950s, the Lister 'Knobbly' Jaguar.

Founder Brian Lister's original design drawings and manufacturing setup have all been re-commissioned and much of the original team behind the knobbly – so called because of its unique streamlined body – have been drafted in to create cars identical to those that left the production line in 1958.

Lister Motor Cars will be supplied with race proven Jaguar D-Type spec engines and gearboxes by experts Crosthwaite & Gardener, and final race preparation will be undertaken by CKL Developments, another world-renowned specialist in historic Jaguars.

The new cars will be ready to race as soon as they leave the factory and Lister is to sponsor a series of historic race meetings in 2015 to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Lister Cars to race once again

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