1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM

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1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé

Sold for £ 61,980 (US$ 75,101) inc. premium
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé
Registration no. FCF 3
Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
*The factory demonstrator
*The fifth of only 20 made
*Supercar performance
*Circa £15,000 spent in the last three years


Footnotes

  • From the early 1980s the legendary Lister name has graced some of the world's fastest road cars, after an agreement first with BLE Automotive and then WP Automotive saw converted XJ-S models marketed as Lister Jaguars. Following six years of development, the Lister Le Mans burst onto the supercar scene in 1989. This was no mere makeover of the XJ-S but rather a thorough re-engineering, the only parts left unaltered being the doors, windscreen glass, front suspension uprights and wishbones, and the alternator!

    Named in honour of Jaguar's successes at La Sarthe in the 1980s, the four-seater Le Mans featured a 7.0-litre version of Jaguar's V12 engine, comprehensively reworked and upgraded to cope with its now 604bhp maximum power output. A similar torque figure ensured stupendous acceleration in any gear. Needless to say, the suspension, brakes, wheels, and tyres were up-rated, while a purposeful-looking body kit ensured that the car remained stable at its 200mph maximum speed. The price? A cool £160,000.

    Previously registered 'G445 UGX' and '9951 EJ', the car we offer is the fifth of only 20 Lister Le Mans made. Chassis number '038LJ05LM' served as Lister's demonstrator and featured in its sales brochures before being purchased by industrialist Jack Walker. Walker had just sold the Blackburn-based family firm, Walkersteel, for more than £300 million, and spent some of the money on buying Blackburn Rovers Football Club. In 1989 this car featured in Fast Lane magazine (May edition, copy available) which concluded its review by stating: 'The Le Mans is a carefully conceived package, and the engineering is faultless, as is the quality of the finish and fittings.'

    In 1994 this Lister Le Mans was sold to Mr Eric Palethorpe, one of Jack Walker's fellow company directors, who kept it until September 2013 when it passed to the immediately preceding registered keeper. Whilst in his ownership it was the feature article in the March 2005 editition of the Jaguar Enthusiast. The current vendor purchased the car at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale in September 2014 (Lot 292) since when circa £15,000 has been spent on maintenance to include suspension ball joints and rubbers, new exhaust system, etc.

    Now carrying the cherished registration 'FCF 3', the Lister has covered only some 39,000 miles from new. Currently MoT'd, the car comes with a Lister handbook pack, sales brochure, (copy) old V5, V5C document, and a quantity of expired MoTs. 'FCF 3' represents an exciting opportunity to acquire a powerful car possessing an exceptional specification, as well as a direct link with one of the greatest of all Jaguar exponents.
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1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
1989 Lister Jaguar 7.0-Litre Le Mans Coupé  Chassis no. 038LJ05LM
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