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Little Classics News: 20 August 2016

Rare Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition at Pebble Beach

Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition at Pebble Beach

Lister Motor Company is proud to announce that its Knobbly Stirling Moss edition will be appearing at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this Saturday, 20th August.

The limited run car will be appearing at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach in the Classic Car Forum pavilion. Sir Stirling Moss will be the guest of honour.

Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition at Pebble Beach

Just 10 special edition cars will be produced, each featuring a magnesium body and special lightweight specification – just like the original ‘works’ racing Knobblys of the 1950s. These cars follow on from an initial run of 10 aluminium-bodied continuations – now all sold out – production of which began in 2014 at George Lister Engineering. Each is built using the same techniques as the original 1950s Knobbly, following the acquisition of Lister Motor Company by Andrew and Lawrence Whittaker in 2013.

The 10 Stirling Moss editions will celebrate Moss’s races for Brian Lister in the ‘works’ racing cars in the 1950s. While some original Lister Knobblys are still campaigned in historic racing, none of the original ‘works’ cars survive, making this limited run an incredible opportunity for collectors and Lister enthusiasts.

Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition at Pebble Beach

To keep ahead of customer cars and other rivals in the 1950s, Brian Lister reserved a special lightweight specification for his ‘works’ Knobbly racing cars – with one of the main features being a magnesium body.

Magnesium is an exceptional material, lightweight but difficult to source and expensive. It is also time-consuming to work with as it is very hard to form, requiring incredible skill and craftsmanship. As a result, Lister has invested hugely in research and development into how to work with magnesium and produce perfect, hand-turned bodywork.

Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition at Pebble Beach

All 10 Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss editions will faithfully feature the same specification as the ‘works’ car with which Moss won at Silverstone in 1958. Key features of the Lister Knobbly Stirling



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