ELFIN MR8 1976

ELFIN MR8C Chassis no 8761 was built in 1976 and was succesfully driven by Garrie Cooper, the founder of ELFIN RACE-CARS. In 1979 Larry Perkins took over the driving duties, and promptly won the 1979 ROTHMANS INTERNATIONAL F5000 series. Perkins again won races the following year, however perhaps the highlight in 1980 was when extremely compitent French F1 driver drove the car to 3rd place in the 1980 Australian Grand prix. His podium finish was only beaten by Allan Jones 1st in a then current FWO7 Williams F1 followed by Bruno Giacomelli in a current spec Alfa romeo F1 car. Pironi lapped all other F5000's in what was an amazing drive.

The car was sold to Peter Middleton and then from 1985 to 1998 it went to Peter Brennan. In 1998 Graham Mein purchased the car and owned it until mid 2008.

I have been the proud owner since then.

My best finish was 4th at the 2009 Australian Grand prix at Albert Park. Due to a minor mechanical issue on the 1st lap of qualifying, I unfortunately had to start last on a 34 car F5000 grid. We went from 34th to 12th in the 1st race then from 12th to 4th in the final race having the 3rd fastest lap time. I expect the car to be now even more competative after its comprehesive restoration.

ENGINE & GEARBOX
The car has a brand new 1 race old engine, not reconditioned, brand new block, crank, rods and pistons, brand new Alloy heads etc etc. The only thing that came off the old engine was the Injection manifold, sump, starter motor and original Milodon rocker covers. The DG300 was pulled apart, inspected and rebuilt with new gears and dog rings.

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
The Tub and all front suspension are all brand new as a result of a frontal accident at the "Lady Wigram" F5000 trophy race. This work was performed by well respected racecar engineer Peter Beehag of Ontrack engineering. Those who have seen the car are full of praise for Peter Beehags excellent high quality work. In the rear several suspension components are new including brand new Elfin rear uprights.

SPARES
The car comes with 17 Wheels, a BRAND NEW (never used) set of wets, 2 front noses, front wings (including moulds) the original long engine used by Garrie Cooper. 3 tubs full of various suspension components, Gear ratios, a pair of brand new PWR custom made Alloy radiators along with miscelaneous bits and pieces to numerous to mention.

PAPERWORK
The car has a CAMS issued COD (Authenticated "CERTIFICATE OF DESCRIPTION") It comes with 3 historical CAMS log books starting from 13/2/1976 to present which shows all race meetings including scrutineers remarks.

Garrie Coopers HAND WRITTEN 179 PAGE JOURNAL which features hand written comments and maintenance schedules and general discussion about all the events that Garrie competed at with this car. there are several grid sheets, race result sheets, Team Elfin letter heads, posters, magazines, gear ratio charts, kinsler injection manifold information, original invoices, lobying letters to CAMS. original and current set-up sheets, 1976 sponsorship details plus a lot more.

SALE OPTIONS
This has been an extreemly hard decision for me to put this famous car on the open international market. I absolutely love driving and owning this car. My reasons are genuine for the reluctant sale and i will only discuss this in person.

Option 1 (my prefered one) Someone along the lines of a Motorsport Enthusiast (or Patron if you like )who wants to own a classic historic race-car but does not want to drive it. I would be more than happy to negotiate a price and arrangement whereby I still have an association with the car and still drive it at the historic F5000 race meetings on a shared agreeable financial basis etc etc .

Option 2 I would consider a trade arrangement of another historic race or road car at an agreed price

Option 3 A Straight sale where if it was agreeable i could attend selected race meetings purely to be involved and assist the new owner.

Asking $265,000 for complete package. For further information please call me Ken James on 0423-779982 or AH 07-55019192 or BH 07-55294477 email jam@myowntel.net.au

Elfin 630E

ELFIN 630E
Ex Clive Millis

Description
Fitted with Cosworth BDA and Hewland FT200 transaxle. Cof D and Historic Log Book. Spares include a box of gear ratios, dog rings etc. and spare wheels for wets. Car is complete and undamaged but in need of a thorough checkover before use. $60 K.

Call Denis Lupton on 03 9331 0560

 

ELFIN 600E F2
Ex Chris Milton, Asp Sports Cars and Ivan Clencie

Description
A nice tidy race car, in need of a little TLC to ensure that it's ready to race. The only spares are a set of wheels for wets.

Priced to sell $75K.
Call Denis Lupton on 03 9331 0560

Elfin 600E F2  

1975 ELFIN MR6L F5000

Description
Fully restored 6 years ago in Ansett livery. Leyland P76 engine – wildcat heads. 500+ HP. DG300 transaxle. Great Aussie/NZ F5000 history. Won 2 Gold Stars w/John McCormack (original owner/driver). Excellent entry into F5000 racing. Looks great, very reliable. Currently engine needs re-co (allow max $10,000)

Best offer over $110,000

Paul Trevethan: +61 3 9770 7051 (eve)
cell +61 427 885 075 or
paultrevethan@ihug.com.au

 

3 CAR TRANSPORTER
(4 with a trailer)

Description
Low klms 1985 ISUZU NPR fitted with 7 litre motor and 6 speed box. Reliably cruises 110kph. Air Con, power windows. 2 new batteries, V good tyres, recent brake system overhaul. Club rego (only $70 a year!) 03569H. Complete with 2 winches, engineering certificates and modification plates.

$30,000.
Call Bill 0408 059 002

1960 ELFIN STREAMLINER  
2000 ELFIN C3 CLUBMAN

2000 ELFIN C3 CLUBMAN
Chassis #C3-99-006

Description
This early build Clubman was delivered new to Queensland. This is a very attractive price for a full aluminium bodied car

Registration Plates: "Elfin6"
Mileage: 12,000km
Factory Assembled: Turnkey spec
Built: June 2000
Melbourne, Australia
Engine: Twin Cam 16 valve
4AGE Toyota 103kw "Red Top"
Gear box: Toyota T50 5 speed
Elfin Chassis No: C3-99-006
(manufacturer's certificate dated 23/06/2000)
Engine Number: 4A1692206
Chassis Skin: Aluminum on steel frame. Spare aluminum nose cone included in package
Suspension: Adjustable coil over AVS shocks

Price: $29,999
Contact David Goodchild

Morningside, Brisbane, Australia
Email: goodchildent@optusnet.com.au
Phone: 0419 795 077

 
1962 ELFIN CATALINA

1962 ELFIN CATALINA
Chassis #624

Description
Built by Elfin Sports cars (Melbourne Australia) originally to compete as Formula Junior powered by a 1100cc Ford. Formula Junior was a flop in Australia, so Elfin fitted a larger engine to compete the 1.5 litre national Formula. Kevin Bartlett drove the car to victory first time out , at the Catalina Circuit, so these cars where given the ‘Catalina’ designation. Elfin continued to produce Catalina’s, and most Elfin Juniors where converted to the Catalina specification. Elfin Catalinas proved successful and significant in 1960’s Australian circuit racing. Although currently in Catalina spec, Chassis# 642 left the Elfin works as a Formula Junior, so could be returned to FJ configuration. A well presented car that is competitive and fun to drive.

Engine    
Engine builder: Leitch Motorsport Head: Ford Oil Pump: Pace
Manufacturer: Ford Crankshaft: Steel Flywheel: Steel
Displacement: 1650cc Pistons: Aries Clutch: Tilton
Estimated Horsepower: 150-160hp Conrods: Carrillo Exhaust: Leitch Motorsport
Induction: Twin 45DCOE Weber Lubrication: Dry Sump  
     
Electrical System    
Distributor: Lucas Ignition: Points Battery: jell
     
Transmission    
Manufacturer: Hollinger Type: VW transaxle Gears: 4 speed quick change
(similar to Hewland) Shift: Manual (+ reverse)
     
Body    
Construction: Fibreglass/Aluminium Colour: Black/Red Condition: Good
     
Chassis    
Type: Tubular Spaceframe Front Suspension: A-arms, triumph uprights Finish: Silver powdercoat
Builder: Elfin Sports Cars (Australia) Steering: Rack and Pinion
Finish: Grey Painted Rear Suspension: Lower A-arm, Twin trailing arms, Aluminium uprights Wheels: Magnesium alloy – Elfin Sports
Condition: Excellent
Tyres: Dunlop M – new Brakes: Front Disc/Rear Drum  
     
Interior    
Trim: Black Belts: Sabelt 6 point – New Guages: Smiths
Condition: Good    
     
Overall Condition Very Good    

Spares
4 x pressed steel wheels (not fitted, as used on some Elfins)
Rear Bodywork. Incomplete but avail. ex-Australia

Price: $75000.00 new zealand dollars.
email: wayneandastrid@slingshot.co.nz
Phone: ++64 7 823 8253 (New Zealand)

 

1971 ELFIN 600E Formula 2
Chassis Number - 7124

Description
Championship winning Elfin 600E: Australian Formula 2 Championship (as part of 'Gold Star' series), 1971 Calder series for Formula 2, 1971 Sandown series 'friendly 3AK'. Fully restored chassis, suspension, brakes, bodywork (blue & white period livery). Rebuildt 1600cc twin cam to latest HART specs. FT200 Hewland gearbox. Reluctant sale.

Only final, simple detail finishing required.

Price $65,000 as is (BARGAIN!)
Contact Henk Woelders
0411 706 666 or 08 9841 0217


1971 ELFIN 600E Formula 2