1962 Elva Mk VI

1962 Elva Mk VI

Ever on the lookout for something interesting to restore and write about, we recently stumbled on a 1962 Elva MK VI sports racer. Follow along as we rebuild a forgotten race car.  

Latest updates

May
24
May 24, 2020
Project Elva: Fiberglass Repairs Are Messy but Not Terribly Difficult

Our Elva Mk6's body was badly damaged. We figured we'd better make some repairs before we got too far along on this project.

May
08
May 8, 2020
Project Elva: Finding More Period Photos of Our Elva

At first, we couldn’t find any period pictures of our 1962 Elva Mk Mk VI sports racer. Then we scored a big breakthrough, discovering the treasure trove held at the ...

May
01
May 1, 2020
Project Elva: Finding and Restoring Our Weber Carbs

Our Elva Mk VI was missing both its original intake manifold as well as the twin Weber DCOE side-draft carbs that it once held. We had more work to do.

Apr
23
Apr 23, 2020
Project Elva: Restoring the Gauges

Our 1962 Elva Mk6 originally came outfitted with a combination of Smiths and Lucas gauges. Unfortunately, the original gauges were replaced sometime in the '70s.

Apr
07
Apr 7, 2020
Project Elva: Restoring the Dampers

As we have had luck with Konis on both race and street cars over the decades, we were eager to retain the original shocks on our 1962 Elva Mk VI. ...

Mar
25
Mar 25, 2020
Project Elva: Our Steering Wheel Gets Rebuilt

While original, the steering wheel on our Elva MK VI was in pretty bad shape. In an effort to get everything up to concours quality, we sent it off to ...

Mar
18
Mar 18, 2020
Project Elva: Meeting Other Friends and Fans

Finding information for our 1962 Elva Mk VI can be tricky considering how few were built. Despite that, we instantly started communicating with other Elva owners.

Mar
11
Mar 11, 2020
Project Elva: Media Blasting Away Years of Paint

Media blasting away the old paint from our 1962 Elva Mk VI so we can properly restore the vintage fiberglass.

Jan
29
Jan 29, 2020
Project Elva: Disassembling Our Project

Before we can media blast the Elva, we need to carefully disassemble the car and keep track of all of its parts.

Jan
07
Jan 7, 2020
Project Elva: Finding Missing Parts

In this update, we track down crucial missing parts for our Elva.

Dec
18
Dec 18, 2019
Project Project Elva: Good News and Bad News While Visiting Savannah Race Engineering

In this update, we take our Coventry Climax engine to Savannah Race Engineering for a full race build.

Sep
26
Sep 26, 2019
Project Elva: Figuring Out What We Have

The sum is more than its parts.

Sep
16
Sep 16, 2019
Project Elva: Learning Our Car’s History

We finally track down our Elva's storied history.

Aug
24
Aug 24, 2019
Project Elva: What is an Elva Mk VI?

And what makes one tick?

Aug
09
Aug 9, 2019
Project Elva: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Some assembly required.

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