Bonhams : 1961 Elva Courier RoadsterChassis no. 100155Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693
<b>1961 Elva Courier Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 100155<br />Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693

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Lot 120
1961 Elva Courier Roadster

Sold for US$ 18,480 inc. premium
1961 Elva Courier Roadster
Chassis no. 100155
Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693

1622cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
Est. 125bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Close-Ratio Gearbox
Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Well-known in West Coast Vintage Sportscar racing circles
*Prepared with many competition features
*Light and nimble vintage racer eligible for many spectacular events
*Raced extensively in period and onwards


THE ELVA SPORTS CAR

Brainchild of garage owner Frank Nichols, the first Elva sports car (from the French elle va, she goes) was built in the mid-1950s. The Elva Mk I was based on Nichols' first effort, the CSM, which had been designed by Mike Chapman, and used a spaceframe chassis showing Lotus Mk 6 influence. Like many 'specials' of the time, its power unit was the popular Ford 1,172cc sidevalve, in the Elva's case fitted with an overhead-valve conversion. A low-volume competition car, the Elva Mk I achieved a fair degree of success in amateur racing in the UK, paving the way for further models, many of which were exported to the USA where they proved immensely popular, and successful, in SCCA racing. The company branched out into the manufacture of single seaters in 1959 with the introduction of its first Formula Junior design, the Elva 100, having introduced its first road car the previous year. This was the Courier, a conventional spaceframe-chassis sports car graced by a particularly attractive fiberglass body. Suspension was independent at the front by wishbones and coil springs, with a well-located coil-sprung live axle at the rear. The Courier came with disc front brakes as standard and (usually) a BMC B-Series engine as fitted to the MGA and MGB. The Courier design progressed through Mks I to IV, with a closed Coupe available on later models, finally ceasing production in 1968. The Mk I and closely related Mk II were by far the most successful, some 700-or-so being manufactured between 1958 and 1961.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This sporting little Elva Roadster was purchased and prepared by the late Butch Gilbert in 1966 and raced successfully by himself and others in the following years. The Elva was later owned by Paul and Sue Quackenbush, and vintage raced for many years at the great West Coast tracks including Sears Point, Laguna Seca and the Monterey Historic Races, as well as Kent Washington, Portland, Thunderhill and Coronado. Powered by an MGA Mk II 1,622cc OHV engine, bored up and using JE forged pistons, Rody billet crankshaft and many other trick performance parts, this Elva really is a competitive little racer. It is offered with four log books and receipts.

Footnotes

  • Offered on a Bill of Sale.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the text in the catalog is incorrect, please refer to the description of this car online for the complete text.
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<b>1961 Elva Courier Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 100155<br />Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693
<b>1961 Elva Courier Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 100155<br />Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693
<b>1961 Elva Courier Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 100155<br />Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693
<b>1961 Elva Courier Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 100155<br />Engine no. 16GC-U-H3693
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