The McLaren F1 GTR wasn’t the only British legend to enter the FIA GT Championship. There was also this, the Lister Storm. Powered by a Jaguar-sourced 7.0-liter V-12, it wasn’t nearly as successful as the F1, but it’s arguably just as cool. This one is coming up for sale via Bonhams at its 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed auction. You should buy it.
This Lister Storm is one of six GTM models built in 1999 to replace the Storm GTL. Despite not having backing from a major manufacturer, the GTM managed to win both the 1999 British GT Championship and the 2000 FIA GT Championship. This particular car, chassis #005, was assembled in 2001, and raced until 2003. Its best result came during the 2003 season when drivers Jamie Campbell-Walter and Nathan Kinch took an overall win at Anderstorp Raceway.
Lister sold Storm #005 to French team Red Racing in 2005, and shortly after, it was crashed and sent back to the factory, where it was rebuilt using the wrecked shell of chassis #001, which had crashed in 2004 but hadn’t been rebuilt. After the 2006 season, it was restored to late-2003 specification, which is how it remains today. The Jaguar V-12 has “very low hours” of run time, and gets power to the wheels via a Hewland sequential transmission.
Bonhams estimates Lister Storm GTM chassis #005 will sell for somewhere between $570,000 and $700,000 at its event on July 5th, 2019.
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