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Elva Courier Vintage Race Car - 1959 Elva Courier Mk. 1

Race Prepared for VINTAGE Racing - Excellent preparation and super competitive.
1959 Elva Courier Serial # 100/41/L.
This car was completely stripped down and rebuilt to race during the 1990's ; ORIGINAL PREPARATION By: RM Motorsports in Wixom, Michigan. RM Motorsports is still in business. FABULOUS FACILITY !
This car raced in the 1990's and won numerous races and Vintage Championships.
Was retired but then returned to racing in year of 2012. Again with minor work it was right on pace and very competitive. Winning again in 2012......
Original Preparation:
All floors and bulkheads are aluminum. Frame strengthened at front suspension and along rails to increase beaming and torsional strength. Front suspension assembly replaced with later geometry design and Wilwood disc brakes, rear brakes are aluminium drum of Nissan design. All suspension joints are high strength poly compound material. Roll bar configured to provide increased beaming and torsional body strength which added greatly to driver safety.
Engine is BMC 1500 which was completely rebuilt by Prather Racing in 2013.
Features ..
Moldex billet crank, Carrillo rods and Diamond pistons. Engine has an external oil pump for added reliability. Carburetor is a Weber which was fitted in 2013. Original SU Carburettors will be included with car.
Remote take apart oil filter with new oil cooler installed in 2013. Radiator is a custom aluminum unit which is completely shrouded.
Total time on engine since total rebuild is approximately 12 to15 hours on it. Note these are not race hours but total hours. Warm up , easy practice etc. Bills and dynamometer sheets are available.
Last time out was Mid Ohio in 2014. Won!
Car was basically rebuilt during the fall and winter of 2013.
Transmission : Leeson Ford Cortina Racing gearbox. Professionally rebuilt 2013.
Shocks: Koni Double Adjustable rebuilt by TrueSports in 2013
Rods ends , wheel bearings, fuel cell, fuel pump, wiring and much more rebuilt in 2013. Paint , graphics, racing seat, Accusump pre-oiling system and much more done at same time. New fire suppression system in 2013.
New twin bearing rear hubs and axles by "Winners Circle".
Adjustable Sway bar "Front". Aeroquip lines on brakes, engine, etc. Electronic ignition and Adjustable Rev Limiter.
Bills with regards to the rebuild are available along with "Set Up" sheets and results sheets.

Race Winner at many tracks with most recent being Mid Ohio, Road America and Grattan. Results sheets available......

Did not race in 2015 or 2016, however car was put in "Storage" mode and kept in dry heated conditions.

Many spares will go with the car, too many to list. Includes three sets of wheels, two rear ends, axles and much more.

Priced at $xxxx

Car is ready to go as I will prep it before sale.


DAN O'CONNOR on telephone xxxxx

EMAIL: xxxxx

Car located in Brighton, Michigan (Near Detroit). THIS CAR HAS NOW RETURNED TO THE UK

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Wed May 03, 2017 3:20 pm

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Post COURIER # 100/41/L. SOLD .. A THANK YOU
It takes time effort and money to provide this website and so it was nice to receive this message from Dan .. thank you Sir ...

Good day Roger,
I would like to thank you for all the efforts that you put into the Elva website.
Having raced my Elva Courier 100-41-L in the USA for the last few years I finally decided it was time to move on to other things.
You graciously offered to show it on the Elva website in order to sell it, this indeed did happen and it was purchased by a gentleman in England and is now back where it belongs. It only seems fitting that it is back in the country of its origin.
Really is nice to have it there as it will be appreciated for many years to come as of the great interest in Vintage Racing in the U.K.
Hopefully you will continue to maintain the website as it is truly a great value to all of the Elva enthusiasts. Places the Elvas that may pop up for sale in a place where prospective other Elva racers can find them, rather than just go in to a place where they will fall into disrepair.
Best Regards,
Dan O’Connor
Brighton, Michigan

Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:40 am
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