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1958 Lister-Chevrolet 'Knobbly' Sports-Racing

1958 Lister-Chevrolet 'Knobbly' Sports-Racing

Chassis no. BHL 115 Engine no. 3731548 - Sold for $1,430,000 (£911,822)

Here we are delighted to offer one of the most important of all surviving 'Knobbly' Lister-Chevrolet sports-racing cars. It is not one with any competition history, nor is it a car which was campaigned long and hard by the great and the good. Instead it is a barely used, un-raced time machine – a car upon which the fingerprints of its original manufacturers could still survive. It is a car which has been stored virtually since new in the ownership of a contemplative owner, Stanton Hallinan of New Hampshire, who had wonderful taste in the cars he acquired; little apparent ambition ever to use them very much, yet the mechanical knowledge and sympathy to preserve them in remarkably good order considering their minimal use.

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1958 Lister-Jaguar 'Knobbly' Prototype

1958 Lister-Jaguar 'Knobbly' Prototype

BHL EE 101 - Sold for $1,980,000 (£1,253,385)

When one thinks of legendary racing cars of the late 1950s, words like sleek, sexy, and dramatic come to mind. Cambridge manufacturer Brian Lister’s offering was all of the above, but it found its groove in rather unique contours that nonetheless gave it the popular nickname “Knobbly.” Designed by Brian Lister to meet windshield height regulations set by the FIA, while also minimizing the frontal area of a car powered by a rather large three-liter Jaguar engine, its aluminum body featured a large central bump covering the engine, which fell off in wide grooves on either side and aft, and incredibly curvaceous streamlined fenders and headrest. The result was an athletic-appearing, distinctive racing car that took the sporting world by storm when it made its debut in February 1958.

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