loading Loading please wait....

1958-1961 ELVA Courier specifications


Created by Frank Nichols for racing, the Courier was a quintessential English specialist car that married low weight, great handling and excellent performance in a low-cost package. However, Nichols sold the project to Trojan, who introduced an improved version of the Courier in 1962. In MkIII form, the Courier received a number of small changes to its chassis as well as a roomier cockpit. However, sales dried up following the Trojan takeover and after a final fling with a stylish coupé version, ceased production in 1968.

Production

  • Production:
    500
  • Price at launch:
    £725
  • Price (excellent)
    £9,500
  • Price (good):
    £8,000
  • Price (average):
    £5,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.7secs
  • Top speed:
    98.0mph
  • Power:
    72.0bhp
  • Torque:
    77.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    independent, double wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, Panhard rod, radius arms, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3848mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2311mm
  • Width:
    1511mm
  • Height:
    1168mm
  • Weight:
    453kgs

Elva Courier Classifieds

more on this car

Related content