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1965 Elva MkVIII BMW Sports Racer - SOLD

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Subsequent to it's purchase by the current onwer in 1992 a full restoration by
Elva Racing Components U.K. and Vintage Racing Services Inc. USA was completed
to correct original specification. The car was very solid and original when acquired (photos available).


The Mark VIII is the last in a long line of Elva Sports Racers. Based on
the highly successful MK VII and VIIS, the Mark VIII took then state-of-the-art technology one
step further. Though sold without engine and never officially campaigned as works models (the
company was in dire financial straights with the mark VIII their last pre-receivership model), the
cars were very successful in the US where Carl Haas spearheaded the effort. They featured
rocker arm front suspension, advanced aerodynamics, rigid chassis design and a number of other
innovations putting them a notch above the Lotus 23s and other 2 liter and under competitors of
the day.

Competition History

Numerous events (approximately 50) with many first
in class finishes. Reliable with few DNFs and a number of enduro finishes to it's credit. 1
accident, Summit Point, May 1994 resulting in primarily cosmetic damage.


  • 2.15 liter BMW
  • 2 litre block
  • M3 crank
  • 225 bhp (dyno sheets available)
  • all steel
  • Mallory unilite/MSD ignition
  • Tilton Clutch
  • rev limiter
  • oil pressure cut out
Fuel System

  • fuel cell
Oil/Water System

  • dual alloy radiators
  • Aeroquip throughout
Electrical System

  • MSD

  • painted yellow

  • powder coated
  • tbd
  • rocker
  • plated suspension
  • proprietary rack
  • carbon pads
  • Elva

  • cockpit adjustable brake bias-Stack tach
  • fire system

  • clutch
  • hydraulic kits
  • brake pads
  • rod ends
  • belts
  • tune up items
  • MSD ignition box
  • fuel system parts