Lister-Jaguar Costin Roadster 1959 Design Interior Exterior Car

Brian Lister entered hustling with his very own machine creation. Child of a well off industrialist, he initially dashed a MG engined Cooper suspension in 1951. This was soon supplanted by a Tojeiro body with an air-cooled JAP bike motor. It quickly awed and Lister truly considered promoting the racer, albeit a few bugs still should have been be resolved. Amid one of the races in the Tojeiro-JAP, he was almost beaten by a youthful Archie Scott Brown in a much slower MG TD. This was much all the more strikingly considering the genuine conception absconds the Scotsman endured, which left him with stand out completely practical hand. Lister immediately understood that his business could push forward faster on the off chance that he focused on building the autos and having Scott Brown race them. He thusly seized the chance to have his drained MG supplanted by a best in class racer and an extensive association was fashioned.

Accessible with or without the Jaguar motor introduced, the Listers were dressed in a firmly wrapped aluminum body with unmistakable lumps to clear the wheels, giving them the moniker’ ‘Knobbly’. Alternate motors accessible were Maserati’s three liter six barrel, a three liter variant of the D-Type motor and the American Chevrolet V8. The enthusiasm for three liter motors was made by the game’s overseeing body to constrain the World Championship qualified machines to that relocation. Appreciated by any semblance of Juan Manuel Fangio, Archie Scott Brown was presently at long last completely acknowledged and he had aggressive arrangements for the 1958 season, which began with an effective visit with the Lister Jaguar in New Zeeland. A couple of weeks after his arrival, he went with Brian Lister to Belgium to race in the Spa Francorchamps round of the World Championship. Tragically he slammed intensely on the clammy track and lost his life in the wild fire that took after. England had lost one of its most skilled drivers and a sample to incapacitated individuals around the globe.

Configuration Jaguar XK Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 2,986 cc / 182.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 83.0 mm (3.3 in) / 92.0 mm (3.6 in)
Compression 9.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 260 bhp / 194 KW
BHP/Liter 87 bhp / liter
Body aluminium panels
Chassis steel tubular frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, twin trailing arms, coil springs over telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) Girling discs
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 765 kilo / 1,687 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,388 mm (172.8 in) / 1,702 mm (67 in) / 789 mm (31.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,305 mm (90.7 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in) / 1,359 mm (53.5 in)
Power to weight 0.34 bhp / kg

Lister Jaguar Costin Roadster 1959 Design Interior Exterior Car

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