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The Elva Courier "open 2 seater"Shown from the rear, photographed back in the 1960s, is a lefthand drive Elva Courier Mk4 convertible, painted white, and fitted with wire wheels.
The Mk IV, or T-Type, came along when Elva was under the control of Trojan, and featured a number of revisions of its forerunner, not least a switch from MGA to MGB powerplant, and independent suspension all around. The sales blurb on the back of this photo tells us that:
"T-Type Elva Courier Mk.IV Open 2 Seater.
The only 100mph open 2 seater in Europe with fully independent suspension selling in the UK for under £1000 tax paid.
Reinforced metal and glass fibre body.
Ladder-type chassis carries 'Tru-Trak' independent rear suspension units.
Choice of 1500cc and 1800cc engines with a range of power outputs.
Prices in UK: From £955 tax paid.
Manufacturers: Trojan Limited, Croydon, Surrey, England."
Due to the spirited driving characteristics enjoyed by owners of Couriers such as this one, many were put onto the racing circuit and enjoyed success in sports car events. More information on the Courier can be found on the Elva Courier site. Also featured on this site, the Elva-BMW GT.
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