Chassis #: BHL 123
In 1959, famed designer Brian Lister hired aerodynamicist Frank Costin, who had worked for DeHavilland and Vanwall, as well as designing the swoopy Lotus 11. The example seen here is BHL 123 - for Brian H. Lister. Of all Costin Lister-Jaguars, this one may be the most significant for it was in this car that Sir Stirling Moss OBE and Ivor Bueb contested the 1959 12 Hours of Sebring for Briggs Cunningham. The car had a every prospect of winning, but a hurried pit stop resulted in the car running out of fuel on the course while leading. Nonetheless, Costin Lister-Jaguars had an impressive 1959 season. In 12 races, they scored six victories, a second and a fourth and won the national championship. Eleven Costin Lister-Jaguars were built. This car, white with blue racing stripe, is powered by a dry-sump 3.8 liter Jaguar power plant fitted with three 45 DCO Webers. This Jag produces 300-330 horsepower, all of its directed to the pavement through skinny, original-spec Dunlop L series racing tires with a tread width of only five inches!
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(Data based on Model Year 1958
Vehicles That Failed To Sell1958 Lister Costin's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
|Vehicle||Chassis||Event||High Bid||Est. Low||Est. High|
|1958 Lister-Jaguar Knobbly||BHL102||2017 Mecum : Monterey||$1,600,000|| || |
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