Brian Lister and Jaguar go way back. The very special race specials, powered by Jaguar engines (and others, of course), are legendary and have a long and proud history at Le Mans.
While this XJS is indeed badged as a Lister, it's not quite a Lister. It's essentially just a name applied to XJSs modified by two English outfits, BLE Automotive and WP Automotive.
Those companies pumped up the 6-liter V12 to 482 hp, and impressive figure in those days.
The interior is standard early 1980s Jaguar, sumptuous and permeated with the subtle odor of handcrafted luxury, with a hint of the ever-present risk of catastrophic repair bills.
As a "System III" car, the bodywork, brakes, and suspension were all modified.
This one's been claimed to have been overhauled, with the engine compression checking out OK. Note the plaque: "LISTER - The Supreme Jaguar XJS".
Of course, a close examination shows that the 21k miles on the clock haven't been supremely kind to this car. It's a bit shoddy around the edges.
That being said, with a proper 5-speed manual and 482 hp on tap, it's probably a riot in the way that big, lairy British bruisers always are.
Plus, how many Jaguars can wear NACA ducts without breaking character? This one can.
It's up for grabs at the Bonhams Goodwood auction on March 21, and expected to bring somethgin north of $50K. Check out .