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
Built by Ferrari for King Leopold of Belgium.
The car was brought to the US in the late fifties by Luigi Chinetti and has had
two other owners in the US prior to the current owner who has had it for the last 36 years.
The car is described in/
Originaly brought to the Canary islands by Robert Spencer.
1966 Bought by Robert Spencer.
1969-98 Kept in a garage without use.
1998 Bought by Jose Miguel Garcia Dominguez.
1998 (June) – 1999 (April) Restoration.
1999-Today Actively being raced.
This was the fifth car of 47 built, it was sold new to a Dr. Paul in England. It was imported into the states by Larry
Menser in 1978, it has been Vintage raced since then with no record of crash damage. Original frame is in
The Elva MK1 was the first British car to start in the first UK Formula Junior event in April, 1959. It
was the first British Car to win an International Race as well as the first mass produced British car. It won the famous
Brands Boxing Day event
The Elva name is a corruption of 'elle va' meaning 'she goes' and, from a very small start,
Elva was later to be seen on nearly one thousand racing, sports racing and road going cars.
The MK VI is a fine example of the Elva racing heritage. Elva car
Elva (a name derived from the French "Elle va" = "She goes") was a successful car constructor in the late fifties and early sixites, and certainly a force Lotus drivers had to
reckon with as the well built and efficient sports racers proved more tha
After producing a series of sports racers and formula junior cars, many of which had success in the
US it was suggested that Elva Engineering should produce a road-going 'sports racer' and the prototype
Elva Courier was built in early 1958.
Lots of history documentation including original build sheet from factory and documents form designer Keith Madsen - who is alive and well.
Letter from Bernie Ecclestone. The car was recently reunited with Chris Ashmore who came to see it at Monaco.
The car was imported to Sweden as one of three L.H.D. Mk IV T. The car was built for club racing in 1965. The car was raced until 1972 when full restoration began. Estimated cost of 25.000 USD. A few races were completed in club and historic racin
Elva records show this car was delivered to Carl Haas. Subsequent history is unknown until it surfaced as the remains of an autocross special. The car was then restored to original condition in the late 80's.
Ireland's Crossle Cars have been producing sturdy, safe, and easy to work on cars since the early 60s.
Rarely revolutionary, the cars have been favored by schools and competitors alike. Imported in the
US by Skip Barber in the 70s, Crossle, Lola, a
This is chassis number 14 of the original 40 sent in 1969. The car spent most of its time on the East Coast and was shipped out West at the end
of the 2001 season. The car currently has engine certification and annual tech inspection for 2002. A few