In Cambridge, England, in the early 1950s, Brian Lister was a youthful racing enthusiast whose family company fabricated wrought-iron railings and gates. Brian became a great friend of fellow Cambridge racer Archie Scott-Brown, who had been born without a right hand and with stunted legs, but who could drive like the wind. In 1954 Brian built a sports-racing Lister-MG, which Archie raced with fantastic success. In 1955 a Lister-Bristol emerged, and in 1956 a Lister-Maserati, but for 1957 Brian Lister put a 3.8-litre Jaguar XK engine in his works team chassis, and Archie Scott-Brown set the British racing world on its ear. For 1958 Brian produced the immortal 'Knobbly,' so named after its body shape devised to meet minimum windscreen height requirements above the scuttle, while minimizing frontal area by housing the engine in a separate, higher, 'knobble.' After Archie's 19579 heroics, customers flocked to Cambridge including America's Briggs Cunningham and the partnership of Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall who would fit Chevrolet V8 engines in these Lister chassis.
This car, BHL108, was the eight car built in 1958 and originally sold to the famous Jim Hall and his Chaparral Racing team. He raced the car several times and had it fitted at one time with a supercharger. Drivers like Jim Hall, Jim Rathman, Oscar Koveleski and Mike Blackie have raced BHL108. Since then the car has had a very successful vintage car career.
Date - Race - Driver - Finish 1958 - Santa Barbara - Jim Hall - Unknown 1959 - LA Examiner Grand Prix - Jim Hall - Unknown 1959 - USAC Formula Libre- Jim Rathman - DNKAlso photographed at :