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Thoroughly restored Elva Mk VII | Car Catcher

This Elva is said to have logged zero miles since its ground-up restoration.

Car Catcher: A Factory-Backed Elva Mk IV With Notable Racing History

A factory-backed Elva with a podium finish at Sebring.

In the September Issue: Project Elva Part 4 | Repairing a Badly Battered Body

While molds do exist to completely replace our Elva’s body, we decided to repair our fiberglass instead.

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1962 Mk VI

This rough fiberglass body might not look like much, but it's actually a rare 1962 Elva Mk VI sports racer—and one with a storied history nonetheless.

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Fabricating an exhaust header for our rare Elva sports racer

Our Elva sports racer arrived incomplete and unassembled. Among the missing parts, an exhaust header for its Coventry Climax engine.

While we saw a few pictures of what this …

Finding and restoring Weber carbs for our Elva Mk VI

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 …

Restoring the gauges of our Elva Mk VI

Our 1962 Elva Mk6 originally came outfitted with a combination of Smiths and Lucas gauges, as was common in the early ’60s. Unfortunately, the original chronometric tachometer had been replaced with …

A step-by-step guide on how to repair fiberglass

Is repairing fiberglass messy? It can be, but the good news is that the tools are simple, the supplies are cheap and the work is a lot easier than you …

Will our rebuilt Elva drivetrain actually fit?

We built an engine and transaxle and fabricated the necessary spacer and engine mounts. Would it all fit together and make our Elva Mk VI sports racer whole? …

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Aug 17, 2021 by ElvaMKII
1957 Elva MK II Sports Racer

Imported by Burdie Martin, raced by him and by Frank Campbell and Chuck Dietrich at Road America in '58. Restored in 1994 and raced at Monterey Histoirics 2007, 2008 and …

Aug 17, 2021 by mgbgtracer
1964 Elva Mk IV

Sebring IRS - Always a race car - Prepared at factory for Sebring in 1966

Aug 17, 2021 by RonDavis
1962 Elva Courier Mk IV

Roadster, slightly enhanced MGB engine, Sage Green metallic colofr

Aug 17, 2021 by vintageracer98
1960 Elva 200 Formula Junior

This a very early 200 and is currently completing restoration. I hope to have it on track in the spring. Two of my racing buddies (Tom Grudovich & Hervey Parke) …

Aug 17, 2021 by elvacar
1961 Elva Courier

http://elvacourier.blogspot.com/ A recent issue of the magazine indicated that the Elva was a suitable alternate foil for a person hankering after a MGA/MGB as they shared a similar engine. I …

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