1963 Elva Courier

Mk III Team Elva Courier

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000
Registration Number: ELV 321A
Chassis Number: E1087
E1087 was a factory supported lightweight built for Team Elva Courier, like most Couriers, it was supplied as a kit for the owner to finish as they want, therefore there was no such thing as a standard Courier! Malcolm Wayne fitted it with a 140bhp 1622cc MGA engine and a ‘Works’ spec MGA box, running on narrow steel wheels, with an aeroscreen in 1963.
He ran it in the Autosports series of races, usually in the GT class, including races at Aintree, Elvington, Charterhall, Cadwell Park, Rufford and Mallory Park, where it won the GT race on Boxing Day, beating lightweight E-types in the rain. It was painted red, and registered for the road as 546 FUG.
It was then sold in early 1964 to Peter West-Manning who had a sports car garage near Bristol. He ran it in races, sprints and hillclimbs, including Brighton Speed Trials, Castle Combe, Brands Hatch and Silverstone. In 1965, Peter had the car extensively modifie