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Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/19/24 11:28 p.m.
914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/20/24 8:21 a.m.

First I've seen one!

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
5/20/24 8:38 a.m.

I have a book on Elvas, but I don't think I even knew that they made a coupe. It's not pretty from every angle. 
 

This car tempts me. 

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
5/20/24 8:40 a.m.

That greenhouse is, uh, challenged. Very awkward. 
 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
5/20/24 8:40 a.m.

I'd like to know whether this is one of the early ones with the body bonded to the frame or if it's bolted on. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/20/24 9:41 a.m.

Yeah, wow, not sure I have ever seen a Courier coupe–at least not in the flesh. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
5/20/24 12:03 p.m.

He was quick to respond, but it's bonded. sad I'm out. 

Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/20/24 1:15 p.m.

I think, likely, it's titled as a 62, but is an earlier car. The guy is the original owner. Not a pretty car, but it may be about the only car of this size and era us tall guys can actually fit into.  FWIW, it's chassis 142

rdcyclist
rdcyclist HalfDork
5/20/24 1:54 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

He was quick to respond, but it's bonded. sad I'm out. 

That's what a Sawzall is for...

Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/20/24 2:15 p.m.

In reply to rdcyclist :

And a face mask 

flat4_5spd
flat4_5spd Reader
5/20/24 2:33 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

It's not pretty from every angle. 
 

This car tempts me. 

This could be read as "it's unattractive from all angles (as in each and every angle)" or "it's pretty from most angles with an exception or two" I feel like we need an Oxford comma or something to sort this out, but that's out of my pay grade. 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UberDork
5/20/24 2:41 p.m.

Cool car , I like the front and rear , the large door glass puts me off , 

But it is a car that you will probably not see parked next to you at a car show :)

OjaiM5
OjaiM5 HalfDork
5/20/24 4:13 p.m.

Looks like it was designed by Pixar 

Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/20/24 4:28 p.m.

I'm seeing a lot of bits that I could replace with my bugeye spares, if needed

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
5/20/24 4:45 p.m.

In reply to flat4_5spd :

I know what I said. 

Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/20/24 5:57 p.m.

Frame is rotten in the front 

rdcyclist
rdcyclist HalfDork
5/20/24 7:29 p.m.

That thing has sat in the dirt long enough to have a sizable percentage of the iron content revert to its origin.

APEowner
APEowner UltraDork
5/20/24 9:16 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

He was quick to respond, but it's bonded. sad I'm out. 

As rusty as that thing is I bet it's not bonded anymore.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/21/24 7:15 a.m.

What else has a 90" wheelbase to swap?  Samurai?

Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/21/24 11:00 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Supposedly there is a company that makes replacement frames

buzzboy
buzzboy UltraDork
5/21/24 2:06 p.m.

Straight out of the Incredibles! Such an oddly proportioned car as a coupe.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
5/21/24 2:28 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

NA Miata is 89.2

buzzboy
buzzboy UltraDork
5/21/24 7:21 p.m.

It appears the door line has been modified. The factory shape looks way less cartoony

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/21/24 8:39 p.m.

The asking price seems reasonable... but that's going to be a ton of work.   However, you are certainly unlikely to ever see another one at the local LBC meet.  Other than at vintage races, I've only ever seen one Elva Courier (roadster) ever - the owner used to show up at Carlisle every year. The car was well loved... 

Docwemple
Docwemple Dork
5/21/24 8:53 p.m.

Think of it...this is a 1 owner car

 That's 62 years!

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