Lister Cars to return

19 Sep, 2013 12:56pm Jonathan Burn

After a 25-year absence, one of the great names from British sports car manufacturing will return

Lister has announced its comeback to the British car industry after a 25-year absence, with immediate plans to re-introduced the famous Lister ‘Knobbly’ Jaguar, raced by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss.

Returning to its Cambridge roots, Lister plans to build a 21st century version identical to that of the 1958 race car.

The original drawings and manufacturing jigs created by Brian Lister have all been re-commissioned and race proven Jaguar D-Type-specification engines and gearboxes will be used in the production car. The streamlined knobbly body will also be re-created by hand using the original Shapecraft body bucks.

The three original Lister companies of George Lister Engineering, Brian Lister Light Engineering and Lister Storm, have been reunited into one organisation named Lister Motor Company. The return of the sports car firm comes after a significant investment from Warrantywise, one of the leading aftermarket used car warranty providers in the UK.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of Warranty Wise and the investor in the project said: “Anyone with a fondness for British sports car manufacturing and with an understanding of Lister’s remarkable heritage should rightly be excited by this news."

Performance figures of the reincarnation are yet to be announced but the original Knobbly Jaguar was able to hit 100mph from a standstill in 11.2 seconds.

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Ive got to admit that Ive never heard of Lister before - but still, this can only be good news, and I will look forward to their return!

would be better doing the coupe of the early 60's better than an e in my opinion

Watch the Goodwood Revival on itv4 in the next few days and you will see a few Lister-Jaguars competing Craig :)