Lister Cars is a British sports car manufacturer.

Beginning in 1954, company manager and racing driver Brian Lister brought out the first in a series of sports cars from a Cambridge iron works.

Inspired by Cooper, he used a tubular ladder chassis, de Dion rear axle, and inboard drum brakes.

Like others, he used a tuned MG engine and stock gearbox.

It made its debut at the British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park in 1954, with the skilled, and light, (former MG pilot) Archie Scott Brown at the wheel.

Good as he was, Scott Brown could not make up the Lister-MG's deficiencies against superior competition, so Lister swapped in a Moore-tuned Bristol two litre engine and knockoff wire wheels in place of the MG's discs.

Source: Wikipedia