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Superb ELVA Courier: Just two owners since 1960!! SOLD 
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Post Superb ELVA Courier: Just two owners since 1960!! SOLD
Model : 1960 Elva Courier Mk.2
UK registration no. '196 NBH'
Chassis no : 200/31/RK

Previous owners: just one (Chris Painter) + the current owner Trevor Kemp

This Courier was registered in May 1960 and I bought from the original owner in October 2004, when it was subjected to a complete body off rebuild and professional race preparation for the Equipe GTS classic sports car race series. '196 NBH' was fitted with an MGB 1800cc three-bearing engine built by the specialist 'MG Motorsport' company. Over the next five seasons the car was progressively developed, successfully competing in over 30 races with numerous class wins on various UK and continental circuits such as Spa, Zolder, and Zandvoort.
Due to other commitments, the Courier was then laid up, but has most recently been subject to an £8000 comprehensive recommissioning including track tests and rolling road tuning, which showed the equivalent of 136bhp at the flywheel; the engine having again been rebuilt by 'MG Motorsport' and so has only test mileage. Fitted with front disc brakes, a close ratio straight cut gearbox and newly restored brakes and suspension, the car comes with a spare 1588 cc MGA engine (needs to be rebuilt), original hood frame and windscreen surround and a ready to fit alternative competition drum front brakes set-up.

This race prepared Elva Courier, subject to few bits and pieces (the seat-belts & extinguisher are out of date), is pretty much "ready to race” and would be welcomed as a competitive and interesting entry by several of the MG based race series.

Courier '196 NBH' was bought from the original owner Christopher Painter and I have a picture of him racing the car taken at Druids (Brands Hatch) .. surely it is most unusual to find an Elva with such a small number of owners spanning the past sixty years!!

PRICE: Car sold


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