Elva Mk 6
Elva Mk 6
Factory built in 1962 and exported to USA in 1984 (no competition history ) with Mk7 front body and side pods, no rear body, Ford engine in pieces and a twin cam engine ex hillclimbing. Rebuilt as close as possible to original specification after reimporting to UK in 2014 as a pile of ill assorted rusty bits with a USA built Coventry Climax engine and USA made unused and deformed (due to storage) bodywork. The gearbox had no internals but was fitted with Elva magnesium side plates for inboard drum brakes.
Coventry Climax FWB 1460cc engine was built in 1988 by USA company Hutton Motor Engineering(original build sheet with car, fitted with two twin choke Weber DCOE carbs tested in a Lotus Elite over 63 miles. Untouched until 2019 when it was used in at a UK hillclimb after starting on the button 31 years after build! Rolling roaded in 2022 giving 122bhp aqnd 115lbft and has run in a further hillclimb (Harewood 27th August ). Fitted with 10 row oil cooler, electronic ignition and dynamo look alike alternator. Rev limiter.
Clutch is a new AP Racing CP7381 mated to a Hewland Mk2 gearbox (one of ten made for Elva in 1962) with 5 speeds and reverse. The gear change entry to the box is at the rear. Magnesium sideplates for inboard drum brake mounting and 8-33 final drive.
Car has a chassis plate number 60/17 issued in 2018 by Roger Dunbar of Elva Cars. Original plate disapeared when car fitted with Mk7 body work. Car fitted with 9" front and rear finned drum brakes with newly lined shoes, Lockheed "tin pot" master cylinders with steel pipe and Goodridge flexible plumbing.
Dash fitted with 8000rpm tacho, oil pressure and water temperature guages, ignition, fuel pump and light switches. Adjustable Gaz shock absorbers with replaceable coil springs. Tyres are Dunlop racing on Elva wheels. Fuel tank is new foam filled 27 litre per original on left side and space on right for additional tank
History and extensive rebuild file with drawings, component, rebuild photos etc. Spares include a full set unfettled unpainted body and some suspension arms
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