Brian Lister purchased a Maserati A6GCS engine and transmission from the Italian manufacturer in 1956 in hopes of adding more power to Lister Chassis number BHL1

He believed the increased power would help continue the team's success in the 2-liter class. This is the only Lister-Maserati constructed and was the factory cars driven by legendary Archie Scott Brown, called the 'King for the 4-wheel Drift' by Fangio. The Lister-Maserati raced with varying degrees of success throughout 1956 and 1957, including four first-place finishes and twelve D.N.F.s.