‎1963 Lister Costin Le Mans Prototype

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  1. #1 Vasileios Papaidis, Feb 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
    ‎1963 Lister Costin Le Mans Prototype
    This is the unique spaceframe Lister, which was recommissioned for the 1963 Le Mans to run in the experimental class against cars like the Ferrari 330 LMB, Maserati 151 and Aston Project cars. Frank Costin was in charge of the design of the coupe body and many of his trademark cues can be seen in the resulting aluminium bodywork built by Playford Engineering. The chassis was fitted with a fuel injected version of the familiar Jaguar engine. The fixed head Lister was raced at Le Mans by Peter Sargent and Peter Lumsden, but retired early in the race with clutch problems. It was raced once more in 1964, but with little success. The new body was subsequently replaced with a more common open body following the Costin design of 1958. In recent years the car has been restored to its 1963 Le Mans configurations and is raced regularly in historic events. It is pictured above during the 2006 and 2007 Goodwood Revival Meetings.

    Country of origin Great Britain
    Chassis number BHL 136
    Numbers built one-off
    Produced in 1963
    Body design Frank Costin

    Configuration Jaguar XK Straight 6
    Location Front, longitudinally mounted
    Construction cast-iron block, aluminium alloy head
    Displacement 3.785 liter / 231 cu in
    Bore / Stroke 87.0 mm (3.4 in) / 106.0 mm (4.2 in)
    Compression 9.5:1
    Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
    Fuel feed 3 Weber Carburettors
    Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
    Power 306 bhp / 228 KW @ 5500 rpm
    Torque 434 Nm / 320 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
    BHP/Liter 81 bhp / liter

    Chassis aluminium body on steel spaceframe
    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 Girling discs, all-round
    Gearbox 4 speed Manual
    Drive Rear wheel drive

    Weight 1105 kilo / 2436.1 lbs

    Performance figures
    Power to weight 0.28 bhp / kg
    Top Speed 275 km/h
    0-60 mph 4.9 s
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  2. Appreciate your sharing. I wish you could offer more information in the next time. tkx.

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  4. #5 Vasileios Papaidis, Jul 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
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  5. Another one good shot.. lis3.jpg
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  6. In 1955 and 1956 Lister experimented with various engines and also seriously considered Formula 2 racing. At the end of the year, Jaguar's retirement from international racing meant a turn for the better for Lister as the highly potent D-Type engines would become available for customers.
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  7. I just realised something. Isn't this the car Chris Harris raced at Goodwood a few years back?
  9. We only created that pedals to fit our feet.

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