“If I had an hour to live, the last car I would drive is a 1959 Lister Knobbly!” – Chris Harris
Lister Knobbly, developed with an oblique eye on the principle of the Jaguar C & D type. The Knobbly got its name from its distinctive curved body, consisting of aluminium panels and a tubular steel chassis. The car was designed to shoot lightly and aerodynamically through the fresh British air at the time. With a low centre of gravity and good weight distribution, it perfectly steered through the crafty corners of the Goodwood Circuit.
The Knobbly was powered by a range of engines. The Lister with Corvette engine went to America, the Maserati six-cylinder to Italy and Jaguar XK six-cylinder was allowed to stay in England. The most famous Knobbly models were powered by the Jaguar engine, which produced up to 250 hp as standard and could propel the car above 250 kilometres per hour.
Our impressive Lister Knobbly is officially a recreation. Built from an official chassis. Then the original Lister bodywork was met at Bob Smiths. This was done very expertly, even to the point that Mr Lister himself has spoken in praise. Sure, we can prove it!
Also approved with matching FIVA/FEHAC, Historic Technical Passport and homologation.
This Lister has a prepared 3.8-litre Jaguar XK engine. Delivers more than 300 hp fitted with three double Weber carburettors, dion rear axle with disc brakes against the differential, aluminium radiator and fuel tank, Dunlop racing wheels, Kenlowe cooling fan and electric fuel pump.
This Lister has a special past of which we are well aware, Curious? We would love to tell you this very detailed story!