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Lister returns to the new car business

Published 18 September 2013

The Lister name has made a return to new car production. The consolidation of three companies, and a significant financial investment from Warrantywise, has meant that a new business called Lister Motor Company Limited, bursts back onto the scene from new premises near Cambridge.

Lister Motor Company Limited's new facility boasts state-of-the-art technology, such as CNC machining, 3D scanning and CATIA design, all of which will enable George Lister Engineering to develop and deliver an exciting and near identical development of the historic, race-winning, competition and track car. Brian Lister’s original drawings and manufacturing jigs have all been re-commissioned, and many of the original team involved have been called back into service. 

Heading up the manufacturing project is Mark Hallam, technical director at George Lister Engineering and Jerry Booen of D Type Developments will also be assisting with the project. The cars will be built to be identical to those of 1958, and will be race-ready 'out of the box' to compete in historic racing.

Jaguar D-type specification engines and D-type gearboxes will be supplied by Crosthwaite & Gardener, and all race preparation and track commissioning will be undertaken by Chris Keith-Lucas of CKL Developments. The streamlined 'Knobbly' body will be re-created using the original Shapecraft body bucks.

A series of Lister sponsored historic race meetings is planned for 2015, in time for the Lister 125th year anniversary.

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