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1963 Elva Mk7 Sports Car Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: 70-013
Logbook: FIA Identify Form
Condition: Very Good
Price:  €77,000 Euro   Currency_Convert
Location: Belgium

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The Elva Mk7 is well known on both sides of the Atlantic and is a most competitive contender in sports car racing. This car is a fantastic example of the marque with a very detailed and continued history from new. It comes with a Lotus Twin Cam engine, current FIA papers and is race ready.


Elva (a name derived from the French "Elle va" = "She goes") was a successful car constructor in the late fifties and early sixites, and certainly a force Lotus drivers had to reckon with as the well built and efficient sports racers proved more than a threat to Colin Chapman's production. Elva produced 69 Mk7s between 1963 and 1965 and this particular car is the 13th. It was built in 1963 and delivered to Swiss racer Sidney Charpilloz. It was originally fitted with a 1216cc Coventry Climax engine. Sidney Charpilloz raced the car in 1963 (Rossfeld Hill Climb, Trophée d'Auvergne, Circuit de Charade, Freiburg Hill Climb, Ollon-Villars Hill Climb). He sold the car at he end of the season to buy a new Mk7S. The car passed on to different successive Swiss owners who raced the car with various engines (Lotus-Ford 1600cc, Alfa Romeo 1600cc, Ford Cosworth 1100cc). It was then acquired by Hansuli Büchi who then sold the car in the late seventies, through car dealer Rob de La Rive Box, to Harm Lagaay (the well known Porsche designer). At that stage the car was a restoration project. Harm Lagaay commissioned Peter Denty to restore the chassis. The car was raced successfully by Harm Lagaay and then Eberhard Dollinger in the eighties. It was sold in the early nineties to Manfred Bode who raced the car only a few times. The current owner has used the car in historic endurance racing since its purchase a couple of few years ago.

Recent Competition History

2001 - Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (pole position)
2001 - 750 Meilen Nürburgring
2002 - Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Performance Data


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Oil/Water System

Electrical System


Rear End





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