LISTER Storm GTM For sale

Lister factory car from 2001 to 2003

Chassis 005, one of only 6 cars Lister GTM ever built

Fantastic overall conditon and ready to race


Price: Inquire

Description

This Lister Storm chassis number “GTM005” was entered in FIA – GT from 2001 to 2003 as a factory race car. It achieved many good results including one win at Anderstorp in 2003 and another at Oschersleben though it was DSQ. Currently in late 2003 configuration, it’s fitted with later engine, transmission ( Hewland sequential ), front suspension and bodywork upgrades.

At the end of its racing career, it was completely restored in 2007/2008 in its original colors from its major win at Anderstorp and was invited to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2008. It enjoyed huge success there and proved again to be an extremely fast car. Engine has very low hours and the car was fully serviced with extensive work done. Being in fully race ready condition, it would be a very interesting entry in the various events in Europe or in US for GT1 cars. Built for endurance racing, the Storms are also easy to maintain and reliable. The driving is incredible, very easy and amazingly fast. In the car’s file there are many rare pictures from the FIA GT days, a letter from Lister about racing achievements and many great documents relating to its history.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire car that is a real part of GT history.

Model history

Lister was created by Brian Lister in 1954 and in the late 50s it became famous for sport cars powered by the famous Jaguar “D” Type engines. They were extremely quick cars in short distance races. However in 1959, Lister turned its back on motorsport. The famous Lister cars from this period are now priceless collectibles and front line runners in historic races.

In the mid 90s Lister came back to international motorsport with the outstanding “Storm. It’s technically a fantastic mid front engined car with honeycomb chassis, carbon fiber body, pushrod suspension and a Jaguar V12 7.0 liter engine from the Jaguar-TWR XJR Group Cs. They competed in the GT1 class against McLarens and Ferrari F40s in British GT, FIA GT and Le Mans. In 1999 when the regulations changed Lister developed a new car around the Storm concept to comply with the new GT1 class, called “Storm GTM”.

Despite strong opposition from other top teams in FIA-GT this small scale constructor managed to win the FIA-GT Championship in 2000 and the British GT twice. The Listers were always front runners from 1999 to 2005 and scored many victories. Only 6 “Storm GTMs” were built. Dramatically spectacular and successful they are proud heirs of the fabulous Listers from the 50s.

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