This is a Lister Jaguar from the late 1950s.

It was a British sports racer built around a Jaguar 3.8 litre engine and was nicknamed the Knobbly from the bulges over each wheel. Worth a great deal of money if you fancy one.

You don’t have to go buying second hand though. Meet another Knobbly, this time from the 21st century.

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This is not a mere replica. You can buy replicas of the Stratos and GT40 if you’ve a mind. No, the new Knobbly is a continuation. That’s better, and dearer. A continuation is just like the original in every respect, just made later. So the Knobbly continuation has:

A genuine Jag 3.8 litre with three Weber carbs (also a continuation in fact, it’s by Crosthwaite and Gardner)

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or

A genuine GM V8 as used in some models at the time

Genuine four speed gearbox as opposed to one of your fancy five or six speeders

A dynamo (no, I didn’t know you could still get them or why you would want to other than period correct)

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Contact breaker points (see above)

Dunlop crossply racing tyres (see above too)

No power steering, or power anything else

A body built on the original jigs

You’ll need, I’m afraid, a great deal of money but you guessed that was coming