After months of teasing and previewing, the resurrected Lister Knobbly was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where it took the event by the knob at The Lodge Concept Lawn. They also brought out Sir Stirling Moss after whom the new car is named.
Unlike most of other modern takes on vintage sports cars where you get a re-interpreted design of the original with some up to date flavors, Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition looks pretty much like it has come to us from 1950s and also gets the same sort of livery. The new car even features the same lightweight spec as the Lister ‘works’ car in which Moss won at Silverstone in 1958, including magnesium engine sump, clutch, and differential casing, tubular steel chassis, and a sterling silver number plaque 1 to 10 with Sir Stirling Moss’s signature engraved.
So as you may have guessed the production of the new Lister Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition is limited to just 10 units, and each car will be priced from $1 million plus taxes. The makers of the car attribute the high price first to the name and prestige of the brand, and second to issues such as the difficult-to-source material and the highly skilled craftsmanship it requires. You also have to take into account the originality of the parts, including the Crosthwaite and Gardiner engine which delivers 337bhp to the rear wheels via an original specification four-speed gearbox. That power takes the 840kg Knobbly from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds and on to a top speed of 188mph.