|FOR SALE - Elva Mk 7 (1963)|
Posted: October 2007 - now SOLD
ELVA Mk.7 (1963); Chassis #70/027 Lotus Twin-Cam
Just completed a full restoration and 2 race events on my fantastic Elva Mk. 7 Sports Racer. Car was completely disassembled and the chassis frame inspected for cracking and all pickup points were strengthened with gussets before the frame was professionally repainted.
Then the car was professionally restored by John Dodd, one of Canada's premier race mechanics, and lots of new parts were added:
Front: New Uprights, New modified bearing spindle kits (with 2 bearing races and a spacer to stop stub axle cracking), new brake pads, new top and lower A arms and bushings, new brake disks, new wheel studs
Rear: new UJ's, new wheel bearings, new brake pads, new wheel studs
Inside: new seat by Kirkor, new Willans belts, new Oil Gauge, new Water Gauge, new Tacho.
Engine was disassembled and all bearings and seals replaced. The gearbox was modified by Taylor Race Engineering (Hewland specialists) who retained the exterior Mk. 6 case but modified the interior to a Mk. 9 Hewland for additional strength.
New Elva wheels.
The body was repainted by Corporate Aircraft Restorations, glassfibre specialists.
The car has done 2 sessions since this work was completed (at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - 2nd, before spin on oil) and VARAC at Mosport in mid August - winner.) It has a current 2007 Annual Tech. inspection from the Canadian Automobile Sporting Club - the FIA body in Ontario. For a film of the car in action, see www.daviesracing.com.
Car is genuine. is “on the button", really is "turnkey" and all ready to go. Reason for sale - lost my co-driver so I'm spending more time racing our 1971 Escort RS1600. Car is located in Canada, but will work with your shippers to send the car anywhere in the world.