1958 Elva Formula Junior

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
Saturday 8th August 2009
Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 7th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Telephone number from 6 - 8 August: +49 (0) 2691 932 62 90
Chassis Number: TBA
The regulations for Formula Junior allowed the use of a production-derived power unit up to 1100cc in capacity, the majority of constructors were Italian, most of whom used the Fiat 1100 engine. However, British race car constructor Elva, also entered the fray, experimenting with their first single seater. The car followed normal practice for the time, with a tubular frame housing a front mounted engine and clothed in a fibreglass open-wheeled body, the whole design sharing many features with the firm’s Mk V sports car.
Most Elvas had BMC engines although whichever unit was adopted it was always mounted as far back in the chassis as possible. Among many successes was the 1960 American Formula Junior Championship, drive