Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Encouraged by the considerable successes achieved with his earlier sports cars, in the later 1950s Brian Lister began to finalise plans for the production of the Lister-Jaguar “Knobbly” range, which was introduced for the 1957 season and further refined in 1958. At this time Lister was also becoming aware of the potential export market for large-engine sports cars in the new North American Pro-Series and, following suggestions from existing customers, he realised that a more powerful engine would be required to stay competitive in the States. Accordingly he began to modify a small number of chassis in England to accommodate the Chevrolet small block V8. The first five cars were dispatched in 1958, engine-less, to the US where they were supplied to dealers Carroll Shelby, Kjell Qvale and Seattle-based Tom Carstens, who had the cars fitted with their Chevy power plants. This genuine Lister-Chevrolet, chassis BHL110, was built up in Cambridge England and then exported to Tom Carstens for his team’s own use. It won the first time out with Carstens but his friend, well-known driver Bill Pollock (who was sponsored by Dean Van Lines), persuaded
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Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Just arrived at JD Classics. A highly original and very low ownership 1963 Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 Litre LHD Roadster. Constructed in the late spring of 1963 this LHD roadster was delivered directly from the factory to its first owner, a US Airforce officer named J Fellows, as a Personal Export Delivery vehicle. As is usual with such cars the E-type was first registered with a Coventry number (5089WK) and the original UK buff log book records the first owner as Jaguar Cars Limited, with Fellows recorded as the second. From the extensive history file that accompanies the car it is apparent that Fellows was stationed near Hamburg, Germany, and that he kept the car for the duration of his European posting before taking it back to the US when he was repatriated. The first change of private ownership occurred a few years later when the E-Type was sold to a Mr Bob Daly in 1967 who was based in California. Daly retained the car for almost 40 years and the car only left the Daly family this summer when it was exported to the UK and acquired by JD Classics. During Daly’s ownership the car was lovingly maintained and today it remains in very goo
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider LHD According to the Alfa Romeo Museum archives this Giulia Spider was manufactured on September 13th 1962 and invoiced by the factory on September 29th 1962 to The Hoffman Motor Car Company in New York, USA. Its original factory colours were Farina Red with a Black interior, just as it is now. This charming example is believed to have been imported from Florida in 1989 and was first registered in the UK the following year. It was carefully driven by its Surrey based owner for a few years before being stored in 1993 pending renovation work, which failed to materialise. The Alfa was eventually acquired by its most recent owner in 2012 who commenced a nut-and-bolt restoration, with the body being completed in 2016 when the car was taken to Alfa Romeo Giulia specialists for re-assembly. Work included rebuilding the correct 112 series engine and 5-speed gearbox, fitting a new interior, new seat frames and foams, new stainless-steel bumpers and re-chromed or replaced bright-work, a new exhaust system, overhauling the braking system with many new cylinders and shoes, overhauling the starter motor and dynamo, a