1959 Elva Mk III Sports/racer (SOLD)
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A beautiful 'period' sports/racer in excellent condition having undergone an essentially concours quality restoration.
Perfectly documented history and provenance, EVERY bill of sale through this car's history from the importer in Ithaca NY to the original dealer in Buffalo NY, each owner (six in total), through the last owner. who purchased the car in 1968 and owned it 'till now.
Last race at Elkhart Lake in 1966, owner since 1968 did a thorough disassembly, restoration including powered coated chassis, new internal aluminum panels, rebuilt suspension and brake, beautifully restored body. Original Climax FWA engine (yes, numbers match from new) was disassembled and examined, reassembled with new gaskets. Runs great. And yes, we drove it around our neighborhood....everything worked fine. Even the headlights work!
DeDion rear suspension with inboard drum brakes, huge front finned drum, wire wheels, 'LeMans' style headrest, front brake air ducting, original chassis plate, an easy to drive and race vintage race suitable for ANY race group in the US or Canada (or anywhere else for that matter).
Of course, needs updating to be used for competition, all work we are amply familiar in doing. A quick list might include: new racing belts, battery cut off switch, new Dunlop vintage race tires, plexi windshiled, mirrors. For a higher degree of safety, adding a better roll bar, converting the original alloy fuel tank to a foam filled fuel cell, maybe an Accusump oiling system, on and on. All relatively small things to bring it up to 2012 tech and use standards.
But the rest of the work has all been done. And the photos show this better than I could ever describe.
Considering the current going price of Lotus XIs of similar specification, Climax engine, DeDion suspension, etc, this car will sell for half the price. Or less.
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