This is a beautifully and authentically restored example of the rare and famous Elden Falconer PH-10A Formula Ford. It is a sister car to the car that won the Inaugural 1972 Formula Ford World Cup at Brands Hatch, England. The car is professionally restored to better-than-new standards but with great attention paid to authentic components and finishes. It has been maintained professionally during my ownership and is ready to race (although new tires are advised). It has a low-time, very potent Jay Ivey Engine and is fast, reliable and fun to drive. The bodywork is still in original tangerine orange gel coat and is in great condition.
I purchased this car from Elden founder, Brian Hampshire in March of 1989 for use in the SCCA Formula Ford 20th Anniversary event at Willow Springs, CA. It was driven in the event by Chris Lake-Smith, the ex-UK works driver for Elden and qualified and finished second to my other Elden, driven by former US works driver Alan Holly. After that, a long-term ground-up restoration to the highest standards was undertaken by Automotive Development and Swift Cars founder, Paul White. This was completed in the Fall of 2001 and the car has only been raced three times since and driven on two test days. The car is clean and straight with no known issues. It has been properly maintained and started regularly when not in use.
Engine Builder: Jay Ivey
Radiator: two in nose
Oil Cooler: yes
Oil Cooler Location: rear
Construction: nose, cowl, tail and 2 side panels
Paint: not painted - original gel-coat!
Builder: Elden / Arch Motors
Material: Mild Steel
Finish: Semi-matte black (as original)
Front Suspension: double A-arm, Semi-matte black (as original), Excellent condition
Rear Suspension: single A-arm with top links and trailing arms, Semi-matte black (as original), Excellent condition
Shocks: Armstrong (Original)
Steering: Rack and Pinion
Tires: Dunlop Racing
Color/Finish: Black gel coat - original fiberglass seat