Lister Cars


May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

Lister LogoBrief History About Lister

Lister Cars was founded in 1954 by Brian Lister as George Lister Engineering Limited. 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 Warranty Wise Insurance Services bought Lister, calling it Lister Motor Company Ltd and have started to rebuild the Lister Knobbly. In 2014 Brian Lister dies at the aged 88.

Lister Storm
Storm 1992-1993