SOLD – $25,000

1958 Elva Courier Mk1 #100/L-15

When this car first arrived at our shop, it was sporting very original suspension, a functional handbrake, a wooden floor, and original-type seats fitted to the floor with door hinges! This is one of the oldest known surviving Couriers, and the oldest known race car! The car has received a number of improvements since, including a rebuilt MGA engine, 13" wheels, and fully adjustable suspension. The car continues to evolve and Michael always enjoys driving it!


• 1,600cc MGA B-series, bored 0.040" over
• 7,000rpm redline
• Dual 1 3/4" SU carburetors
• Forged, cross-drilled, and nitrited crank
• JE forged pistons
• Carillo rods
• Roller rocker gas-flowed cylinder head, port-matched with oversized valves and heavy-duty springs
• Megacycle full-race camshaft
• Griffin aluminum radiator with extended header tank
• Setrab oil cooler
• Accusump
• Alloy valve cover
• Butch Gilbert oil pan with windage tray
• Aluminum flywheel
• Gear reduction starter
• Lucas 23D recurved distributor, Bosch blue coil


• 4-speed MG four-sync close-ratio, straight-cut synchromesh gearbox
• Aluminum transmission case
• Tilton annular throw-out bearing
• Riley live rear axle
• 3.9:1 final drive
• Quaife limited slip
• Winner's Circle double-bearing rear hubs, Growlerized axle shafts


• All fiberglass body bonded to the frame rails for strength
• 4" round ladder chassis
• Roll bar with side intrusion bars, flywheel scatter shield, and two driveshaft hoops
• ATL fuel cell with Holley blue fuel pump and Fram racing fuel filter
• Two aluminum racing seats with custom covers and cushions
• Fresh paint and interior sheel metal
• Total weight: ~1,400lbs without driver


• Coilover suspension at all four corners
• Elva fabricated front control arms
• Upgraded front uprights, Triumph disc brakes and calipers
• Four radius arms on live rear axle
• 9" alfin rear drums