Lister Cars

May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on December 20, 2018

Lister LogoBrief History About Lister

Lister Cars was founded in 1954 by Brian Lister as George Lister Engineering Limited in Cambridge, England. Brian was a racing driver and wanted to build race cars. At first cars were built using many makes of car, including MG, Bristol and Maserati. In 1957 he developed Lister-Jaguar race cars using the Jaguar D Type engines, with good success. However an unfortunate accident with his racing driver Archie Scott Brown being killed at Spa in 1958, hurt Lister and with the loss of a great driver, meant Lister lost a lot of its drive and enthusiasm, although they did build the much praised Lister Knobbly.

In 1986 Lister cars starting to be built again, this time under Laurence Pearce, who built the Lister Jaguar XJS. This was followed by the Lister Storm in 1993, using a biggest V12 (7.0 litres) in a production car since the 2nd world war.

In 2013 the company was bought by Lawrence Whittaker and his son Andrew, who own Warrantywise. The company was then rebranded as The Lister Motor Company Ltd. The new company also bought the rights to all previous Lister cars and then started reproducing the Lister Jaguar Knobbly as a road car in 2014, selling all cars produced successfully.

In 2014 Brian Lister dies at the age of 88.

In 2018 The Lister Motor Company Ltd started producing the Lister LFT-666 based on the Jaguar F-Type and the LFP based on the Jaguar F-Pace SUV.

Lister Storm
Storm 1992-1993

LFT-666 2018