The tubular chassis is made from seamless engineering tube using the original jigs, and all welds are pressure tested to ensure integrity. The aluminium body panels alone take around 500 hours to beat into the Knobbly’s distinctive shape.
Notable changes to make the Lister Knobbly road-legal include roll-over protection, collapsible steering column, push button switches, removal of the wheel spinners for pedestrian safety, as well as the windscreen being replaced by a wind deflector.
Just ten of the new hand-built road-going Lister Knobbly continuation models will be made, with production is due to commence in September 2017 and the first customer deliveries planned for June 2018. Fitted with a 4.2-litre 6-Cylinder engine, the new road-going Knobbly will be £225,000 on-the-road, while a 3.8-litre with a dry sump will be priced at £295,000.