Posted: January 2012 (now sold)
ELVA Mark VII sports racing car, 1963, chassis #70-004 (now sold)ELVA Mark VII sports racing car,1963, chassis #70-004, Red with yellow center stripe,1600cc Lotus Twin Cam. Elva factory records show this car as the fourth chassis built in April of 1963, color blue, DOHC Ford engine, Hewland MK4 5-speed gearbox, Koni shocks, and ducted rear brakes. It was through Elva importer Carl Haas in Chicago for the first owner Taylor and sent by air. It is raced by Taylor in regional SCCA races through the mid 1960's. In 1975 Franck Ichurt races this Elva at La Junta Raceway in Colorado with the SCCA. In the late 1980's the Elva is then purchased by Milo Muterspaugh and historic raced with the Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing group. Ownership changes to Dave Jordano in 1989, who campaigns the Elva in vintage racing events with the Midwestern Council Sports Car Club. Lowell Blossom purchases the Elva in 2000 and participates in historic racing events at tracks such as Mosport, Road America, Mont Tremblant, Mid Ohio, Watkins Glen and many more throughout his ownership. Recently acquired by the current owner it is raced in the Eastern USA. The ownership is known and is documented with logbooks back into the mid 1970's, the Elva factory build sheet record and correspondence from Roger Dunbar of Elva Racing in England.
Condition: Under the ownership of Lowell Blossom, the car received a full restoration by McNamara Motorsports in 2004-2005. It was taken down to the frame and fully rebuilt. The engine is a 1600cc Lotus Twin Cam built by Ted Wenz of Savannah Race Engineering producing 200BHP with approximately 5 hours run time. The transaxle was built by Taylor Race Engineering to Hewland Mark 5 specs and has recently been serviced by Bobby Adkins in Indianapolis, Indiana. The transxale has approximately 12 hours of run time. Under the current owner, routine engine, transaxle and vehicle maintenance was performed by J.R. Mitchell at GMT Racing in Newtown, Connecticut. It was just fully aligned, corner weighted and inspected. This is a very nicely prepared Mark 7 with many Mark 7S upgrades such as: Aluminum AR Girling brake calipers, 6" and 7" wheels, larger radiators and more. The paint is beautiful. The car is priced competitively and this includes many spare parts.
• Original Elva sales literature
• Operating instructions
• Elva Factory build records
• Correspondence between owners
• Various racing log books back to 1975
• Restoration receipts