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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1959
Numbers built:17 (Both styles, with Chevrolet engine)
Designed by:Frank Costin
Predecessor:Lister Knobbly Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 19, 2017
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Chassis: BHL 121
The very first Costin bodied Lister built, chassis BHL 121 was the development prototype. Fitted with a Chevrolet V8 engine, it was delivered new to John Ewer. He raced the car with considerable success at tracks like Goodwood, Silverstone and Snetteron, well into the 1960 season. It was then sold to Rhodesian Jimmy de Villiers in August of 1960. He entered the car in the first Rhodesian Grand Prix for John Love. A talented driver, he is believed to have won the South African Championship with this car. In subsequent ownership, the car was damaged in a fire in 1965. The Costin prototype was later repatriated to Great Britain by noted Lotus Formula 1 mechanic and restorer Cedric Selzer. He sold the car, which was in rather derelict condition, on to David Beckett, who had it comprehensively restored. Regularly raced in historic events, it remained in British ownership until 1999. It was then sold to Pat Hart from Seattle. He had the car restored once more, this time by Tony Garmey from New Zeeland. In more recent years, it was acquired by the current, American owner through Bruce Canepa. Early in 2017, it was offered by British dealer Fiskens and shown at Retromobile.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1959
First owner John Ewer
Last known location American Historic Racer
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2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
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  Article Image gallery (71) Chassis (3) BHL 121 Specifications