Lister Bell STR, has anyone built one or own?

Lister Bell STR, has anyone built one or own?

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renmure

2,714 posts

157 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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ChrisJ. said:
3 LB Stratos have sold recently, averaging at £40k.
Asking prices or sale prices tho? Rarely the same thing and how do sale prices compare to build costs? Anyhow, not looking for definitive answers, just guidance. Things should (hopefully) be clearer for me by this time tomorrow.

ChrisJ.

544 posts

173 months

Thursday 11th May 2017
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renmure said:
Asking prices or sale prices tho? Rarely the same thing and how do sale prices compare to build costs? Anyhow, not looking for definitive answers, just guidance. Things should (hopefully) be clearer for me by this time tomorrow.
Selling prices.

I know all the owners.
One of them was considerably more.

These are cars with properly built engines, not just taken straight from the donor.
One car with air con, and a high percentage of new parts.
None of them were budget builds.

200Plus Club

4,391 posts

211 months

Thursday 11th May 2017
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ChrisJ. said:
renmure said:
Asking prices or sale prices tho? Rarely the same thing and how do sale prices compare to build costs? Anyhow, not looking for definitive answers, just guidance. Things should (hopefully) be clearer for me by this time tomorrow.
Selling prices.

I know all the owners.
One of them was considerably more.

These are cars with properly built engines, not just taken straight from the donor.
One car with air con, and a high percentage of new parts.
None of them were budget builds.
where do these generally get advertised if/when they come up for sale? i know Craig from his GD days and ive seen the chassis and builds, at some point i'd love to own one rather than build one (did a T70)
cheers

renmure

2,714 posts

157 months

Thursday 11th May 2017
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ChrisJ. said:
renmure said:
Asking prices or sale prices tho? Rarely the same thing and how do sale prices compare to build costs? Anyhow, not looking for definitive answers, just guidance. Things should (hopefully) be clearer for me by this time tomorrow.
Selling prices.

I know all the owners.
One of them was considerably more.

These are cars with properly built engines, not just taken straight from the donor.
One car with air con, and a high percentage of new parts.
None of them were budget builds.
Thanks. That all sounds positive.


Very positive.

200Plus Club

4,391 posts

211 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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Also is there an annual gathering for owners or a trackday perhaps?
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Bizarro

127 posts

108 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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The largest gatherings would be Stoneleigh kit car show, which was May bank holiday weekend, and the Silverstone classic which I think is in July this year. If you are really interested have a look on the SEC forum, most events are organised through the forum.

I have a Listerbell, its taken me 2 years to build, passed IVA in February of this year.
As far as build cost goes it really depends on spec, engine choice etc. I would suggest mid 30k for a decent Alfa engined car (standard engine, Alfa ECU) probably add £5k for a Toyota engined car. Obviously once you start modifying engine, aftermarket ECU the sky is the limit.

If you want big BHP then the Toyota engine is a no brainier, 300bhp as standard, you've got to spend a lot of money to get the Alfa v6 anywhere near that.

There is a lot of overseas interest in built registered cars, hence the high second hand values. I believe the 3 cars that have sold on the second hand market have all gone overseas.

renmure

2,714 posts

157 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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Bizarro said:
The largest gatherings would be Stoneleigh kit car show, which was May bank holiday weekend, and the Silverstone classic which I think is in July this year. If you are really interested have a look on the SEC forum, most events are organised through the forum.

I have a Listerbell, its taken me 2 years to build, passed IVA in February of this year.
I have pretty much made up my mind to go for it. Should be confirmed on Monday once I just finalise a couple of spec things.

Do you have any pics of your car? (ok. I know that's a daft question because of course you do) wink

What spec did you go for and any particular reason for going the way you did?

Bizarro

127 posts

108 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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I do have one or two pictures! I'll post some up later.
There are some pictures of it on LPHs thread on MLOC.

I went for group 4 round arch, stradale interior, Chardonnet colours (blue, yellow wheels, white louvres), plain without any rally decals.

Mine has a 3.0 from an Alfa 166. At the time of ordering, the Toyota chassis was still in development, I think if I was starting now I would probably choose the Toyota route. That's not to say I'm not pleased with the Alfa, I really am pleased with how it's turned out.
The Alfa looks great, sounds great and is less expensive but I think the Toyota, being a more modern engine, and giving that extra bit of power would be my choice.

What spec are you thinking? The folks at Listerbell are really helpful, once you've put down you're deposit you don't have to finalise the spec until they actually start to order parts.

200Plus Club

4,391 posts

211 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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I will be searching out the stand at silverstone classic then for a chat with folk!
Craig was one of the big helpers when I built my GD T70 years ago, and I know how thorough he is.
I'm after a built car that's fully sorted in time.

I'll go join the forum at some point :-)

renmure

2,714 posts

157 months

Friday 12th May 2017
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Bizarro said:
I do have one or two pictures! I'll post some up later.
There are some pictures of it on LPHs thread on MLOC.

I went for group 4 round arch, stradale interior, Chardonnet colours (blue, yellow wheels, white louvres), plain without any rally decals.

Mine has a 3.0 from an Alfa 166. At the time of ordering, the Toyota chassis was still in development, I think if I was starting now I would probably choose the Toyota route. That's not to say I'm not pleased with the Alfa, I really am pleased with how it's turned out.
The Alfa looks great, sounds great and is less expensive but I think the Toyota, being a more modern engine, and giving that extra bit of power would be my choice.

What spec are you thinking? The folks at Listerbell are really helpful, once you've put down you're deposit you don't have to finalise the spec until they actually start to order parts.
Ah ok. I have seen pics of the car and it does look ace.

I am going with the 3 litre Alfa engine with throttle bodies and a programmable Emerald ecu. I have been happy to be guided by Craig and also the guy who will be building the car for me about upgrading or altering things but in terms of the engine I always had in my head that it would have an Italian V6 so have stuck to that.

Going for the full on Alitalia Group 4 round arch rally replica look, full WRC decals, light pods, fogs, chin spoiler, roof scoop, Group 4 interior and as much NOISE as I can (illegally) get away with. Subtle (not) biggrin

jl34

377 posts

170 months

Monday 15th May 2017
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Im building one. Fabulous engineering. Ive plumped for an alfa 3.0 litre v6 24v. I have some customs cams from Piper and will fit throttle bodies. Should be good for 290 bhp which is plenty in sub ton car with a very short wheel base! Plus like you I wanted the Italian connection rather than a Japanese one. Try to by a donor with a low mileage engine and gearbox, they are around, just saves on Gearbox rebuild costs etc.

£40K should be about right with the throttle bodies and ECU, that will build a really nice spec car. That's what im budgeting.




tuffer

8,378 posts

200 months

Saturday 13th January
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Any update on the build?

renmure

2,714 posts

157 months

Sunday 14th January
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tuffer said:
Any update on the build?
No real update from me. The kit should be delivered to the builder in a few months.
However... I do have an engine, a 3.2 Alfa GT engine, so I guess that's an update of sorts biggrin