The Elva Courier was conceived as a result of the success story of Elva sports racing cars, being built in small workshops in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. It is generally known that in 1958, the American importer had suggested to Frank Nichols of Elva Engineering that a road going sports racing car would be a worthwhile proposition in the States, and funds were forthcoming to produce an initial batch of thirty cars.
The Elva Courier was intended to be competitive, and to appeal to enthusiast who could enjoy the performance on and off the racetrack.
From this relatively simple beginning, the Elva Courier progressively developed into a potent ‘street' cat that almost every owner eventually raced. Mark Donohue described the Courier as being perfectly balanced with no understeer or oversteer characteristics. Four-wheel drifts could be set up and maintained with ease.
This car has just gone through a major mechanical restoration. The transmission is a 4-speed. The engine is a 1600cc MG 4 cylinder with twin SU carbs. The white fiberglass body and black interior are in excellent condition. This car comes with tonneau cover and a soft top with side curtains and bows.