1960 Elva 200 #004

Originally built and campaigned in Britain, Elva 200 #004's most historic race finish came at a rain-soaked Silverstone in 1960 when Chuck Deitrich finished an impressive third behind the Ford-powered Lotus 18s of Henry Taylor and Peter Arundell. This is a testament to the Elva chassis, as #004 was equipped with the inferior BMC A-series motor. #004 was rediscovered in Indiana and restored at our shop in 2005-6. It finishes near the front of any Formula Junior group it races in, even when competing against newer machinery. It is one of three Elva 200s running from our shop; they're the only three in the country!


• 1,071cc BMC A-series
• Special XSP clone
• 118bhp, 7,500rpm redline
• Single 45mm Weber DCOE carburetor
• Billet crankshaft, steel rods, forged pistons


• 4-speed VW bus transaxle, mounted upside-down
• Magnesium case
• Left-hand shift linkage
• Upside-down H shift pattern due to the orientation of the transaxle


• All fiberglass body with removable nose and tail
• Round-tube spaceframe chassis design
• First rear-engined chassis designed by Elva
• Total weight: ~960lbs without driver


• Coilover suspension at all four corners
• Elva-designed unequal length A-arm front suspension
• Datsun 240Z aluminum finned front brake drums
• Independent swing axle suspension, utilizing the half shaft as the upper control arm • 8" cast iron inboard rear brake drums