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New Lister Knobbly Will Be Launched In The USA, Stirling Moss Will Be There

Lister has announced its presence at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, held in the USA.
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The British company will not be there just for the sake of being seen, as it will launch the Knobbly Stirling Moss in the United States of America. The event will be marked by the presence of the legendary racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss, who raced Lister Knobbly models back in the 1950s.

As previously explained, none of the original “works” cars have survived, so the British company has has laready started to build recreation cars.

The new vehicles will be constructed as a continuation series, and will use magnesium for their bodies. While there was no need to underline this in the company’s press release, these vehicles will be an incredible opportunity for collectors, as well as wealthy Lister enthusiasts.

Lister will only build ten continuation models, which will make for a serious bidding war. All of the cars in the limited series have already been spoken for, as expected when a company comes back from the dead to start building vehicles again. As we reported in January, Lister is considering building a further three individual models, which will be badged as “final edition” cars.

Sir Stirling Moss said that the ten vehicles that will be the exact reproductions of the “works” cars would be just as fast as they used to be in the 1950s. The living legend also stated that the Knobbly remains one of his favorite racing cars, and that he hopes that the cars will be “driven as they were designed to be - flat out on the racing circuit.”

Lister’s Knobbly Stirling Moss cars will be built for FIA historic racing championships, and are supposed to be road legal. Their best use will be on the racing track, where the ten lucky owners are expected to bring them to compete with their homologs.

A Lister Knobbly had a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time of 4.3 seconds, while its top speed was rated at 291 km/h (181 mph). That is plenty of speed for a vehicle that will sell for well over one million dollars and has no electronic assistance systems, so we can only hope that their wealthy drivers will bring skill onboard for every single drive they make.



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