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Auction archive: Lot number 163

The Stan Hallinan Collection 1958 Lister-Chevrolet 'Knobbly' Sports-Racing Two-Seater Chassis no. BHL 115 Engine no. 3731548 (see text)

Quail Lodge Auction
16 Aug 2013
Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$1,430,000
Auction archive: Lot number 163

The Stan Hallinan Collection 1958 Lister-Chevrolet 'Knobbly' Sports-Racing Two-Seater Chassis no. BHL 115 Engine no. 3731548 (see text)

Quail Lodge Auction
16 Aug 2013
Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$1,430,000
Beschreibung:

283ci Chevrolet V8 Engine Rochester Fuel Injection Approximately 300bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Independent Front Suspension, de Dion Rear Axle with Coil Springs 4-Wheel Girling Disc Brakes *The most original Lister in existence *A historical document that has been preserved untouched *A true investment-grade car for the connoisseur *Sensational Chevy V8 performance in a light frame *Documented in Doug Nye's book Powered by Jaguar The 'Knobbly' Lister-Chevrolet It was in February, 1958, that Cunningham-bound Lister-Jaguar 'BHL 101' was first shown to the British motoring press at Cambridge immediately upon completion. Its muscle-bound new body form created an instant sensation – and 'The Knobbly Lister' had been born... Brian Lister had styled this entirely distinctive body form to weave its way brilliantly through FIA 'Appendix C' screen-height regulations and to minimize frontal area despite the considerable height of the model's primary power unit – the iron-block twin-overhead camshaft 6-cylinder Jaguar XK engine. The new design's nose bonnet section featured deeply scalloped valleys between the front-wheel fenders and a central hump enclosing the engine. At its rear end this cam-box clearance hump fell away sharply to a low-level scuttle, from which the windscreen Perspex then rose to the required regulation height – being measured (most significantly) from well below overall engine height. The rear body section deck was then level with the top of the windscreen, with flaring rear wings enclosing the wheels and a shapely headrest behind the driver. Brian Lister had drawn this body shape in elevation and section, before presenting his drawings to Cavendish Morton who produced an artist's impression perspective painting. This was put out as a 'taster' to the press before the first car was built. The aluminium body panels for the production run of cars were then formed by Williams & Pritchard in Edmonton, North London. Len Pritchard had wartime aircraft industry experience of forming lightweight magnesium-alloy panels and he suggested to Brian Lister that panels in magnesium instead of aluminium could save half the weight...despite doubling the price! Brian Lister then offered 'Knobbly' bodies in aluminium or magnesium-alloy to customer choice. The small-block Chevrolet V8 engine became an immediate option for the Lister chassis and its 'Knobbly' bodywork, promoted most enthusiastically by Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall in Texas, and taken up as a Jaguar alternative by Alfred Momo, Cunningham and other American customers and distributors. The Motorcar Offered Here we are delighted to offer one of the most important of all surviving 'Knobbly' Lister-Chevrolet sports-racing cars. It is not one with any competition history, nor is it a car which was campaigned long and hard by the great and the good. Instead it is a barely used, un-raced time machine – a car upon which the fingerprints of its original manufacturers could still survive. It is a car which has been stored virtually since new in the ownership of a contemplative owner, Stanton Hallinan of New Hampshire, who had wonderful taste in the cars he acquired; little apparent ambition ever to use them very much, yet the mechanical knowledge and sympathy to preserve them in remarkably good order considering their minimal use. This unique Lister-Chevrolet was supplied new to accept a Chevrolet V8 engine within the American market. It was manufactured at the Abbey Road, Cambridge, factory of Brian Lister (Light Engineering) Limited. While it originated in the ancient old British university city, it was intended to fulfill an original order from American entrant Mrs Henry Clark Boden IV. She was a member of the immensely wealthy du Pont family, having been born in Delaware in 1907 as Marguerite du Pont de Villiers-Ortiz. She enjoyed many sports as an enthusiastic sponsor and while she ran race horses on the American turf she also enjoyed fast cars. Her thoroughbred bay gelding

Auction archive: Lot number 163
Auction:
Datum:
16 Aug 2013
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Carmel, Quail Lodge Quail Lodge's West Field 7000 Valley Greens Drive (at Rancho San Carlos Rd) Carmel CA 93923 Tel: +1 415 391 4000 Fax : +1 415 391 4040 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

283ci Chevrolet V8 Engine Rochester Fuel Injection Approximately 300bhp 4-Speed Manual Transmission Independent Front Suspension, de Dion Rear Axle with Coil Springs 4-Wheel Girling Disc Brakes *The most original Lister in existence *A historical document that has been preserved untouched *A true investment-grade car for the connoisseur *Sensational Chevy V8 performance in a light frame *Documented in Doug Nye's book Powered by Jaguar The 'Knobbly' Lister-Chevrolet It was in February, 1958, that Cunningham-bound Lister-Jaguar 'BHL 101' was first shown to the British motoring press at Cambridge immediately upon completion. Its muscle-bound new body form created an instant sensation – and 'The Knobbly Lister' had been born... Brian Lister had styled this entirely distinctive body form to weave its way brilliantly through FIA 'Appendix C' screen-height regulations and to minimize frontal area despite the considerable height of the model's primary power unit – the iron-block twin-overhead camshaft 6-cylinder Jaguar XK engine. The new design's nose bonnet section featured deeply scalloped valleys between the front-wheel fenders and a central hump enclosing the engine. At its rear end this cam-box clearance hump fell away sharply to a low-level scuttle, from which the windscreen Perspex then rose to the required regulation height – being measured (most significantly) from well below overall engine height. The rear body section deck was then level with the top of the windscreen, with flaring rear wings enclosing the wheels and a shapely headrest behind the driver. Brian Lister had drawn this body shape in elevation and section, before presenting his drawings to Cavendish Morton who produced an artist's impression perspective painting. This was put out as a 'taster' to the press before the first car was built. The aluminium body panels for the production run of cars were then formed by Williams & Pritchard in Edmonton, North London. Len Pritchard had wartime aircraft industry experience of forming lightweight magnesium-alloy panels and he suggested to Brian Lister that panels in magnesium instead of aluminium could save half the weight...despite doubling the price! Brian Lister then offered 'Knobbly' bodies in aluminium or magnesium-alloy to customer choice. The small-block Chevrolet V8 engine became an immediate option for the Lister chassis and its 'Knobbly' bodywork, promoted most enthusiastically by Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall in Texas, and taken up as a Jaguar alternative by Alfred Momo, Cunningham and other American customers and distributors. The Motorcar Offered Here we are delighted to offer one of the most important of all surviving 'Knobbly' Lister-Chevrolet sports-racing cars. It is not one with any competition history, nor is it a car which was campaigned long and hard by the great and the good. Instead it is a barely used, un-raced time machine – a car upon which the fingerprints of its original manufacturers could still survive. It is a car which has been stored virtually since new in the ownership of a contemplative owner, Stanton Hallinan of New Hampshire, who had wonderful taste in the cars he acquired; little apparent ambition ever to use them very much, yet the mechanical knowledge and sympathy to preserve them in remarkably good order considering their minimal use. This unique Lister-Chevrolet was supplied new to accept a Chevrolet V8 engine within the American market. It was manufactured at the Abbey Road, Cambridge, factory of Brian Lister (Light Engineering) Limited. While it originated in the ancient old British university city, it was intended to fulfill an original order from American entrant Mrs Henry Clark Boden IV. She was a member of the immensely wealthy du Pont family, having been born in Delaware in 1907 as Marguerite du Pont de Villiers-Ortiz. She enjoyed many sports as an enthusiastic sponsor and while she ran race horses on the American turf she also enjoyed fast cars. Her thoroughbred bay gelding

Auction archive: Lot number 163
Auction:
Datum:
16 Aug 2013
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Carmel, Quail Lodge Quail Lodge's West Field 7000 Valley Greens Drive (at Rancho San Carlos Rd) Carmel CA 93923 Tel: +1 415 391 4000 Fax : +1 415 391 4040 [email protected]
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