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!
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Engine
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  • 1,071cc BMC A-Series inline 4 from a Mini Cooper S
  • Single 45mm Weber DCOE carburetor
  • Special "XSP" clone
  • Billet crankshaft
  • Steel main caps
  • Steel rods
  • Forged pistons
  • Ported head
  • Adjustable cam gear
  • Tilton clutch
  • Aluminum flywheel
Transaxle
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  • Volkswagen Bus 4-speed transaxle
  • Mounted upside-down
  • Magnesium case
  • Special side covers
  • Fabricated shift linkage
Body/Chassis
  • Tubular steel spaceframe chassis
  • 4-piece fiberglass body
  • Steel floor
  • 1.5" steel roll bar with rear support

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Suspension/Brakes
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
     Front
  • Unequal length A-arms
  • Coilover dampers
  • Triumph TR2 uprights, steering arms, and aluminum drum brakes
  • Dual wheel cylinders
  • Modified Triumph Herald steering rack

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     Rear
  • Rear half shafts used as upper control arms
  • Lower A-arms with camber adjustment
  • Twin trailing arms with heim joints
  • Coilover dampers
  • Inboard cast iron drum brakes
  • Cast magnesium uprights
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