- Photos by Davyn Smith at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Elva McLaren M1A

Photos by Davyn Smith at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Elva was founded in the U.K. in 1965 to build Sports and Racing Cars.

The name Elva comes from the French "elle va" - or "She Goes".

The legendary Bruce McLaren designed a car for Elva to produce which came to be called the McLaren Elva, or M1A.

Only 20 were built, and the survivors are VERY collectible, bringing high prices at auction.

Carl Haas raced one in the 1965 USRRC series, which was soon to become the Canadian-American Challenge series, the Can-Am!

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Comments (6)

  • Great looking race car.

      2 years ago
    • It really is.. And the history and story of it makes it really special, I thought..

        2 years ago
  • Very cool post. Didn’t know anything about elva. Ur very knowledgeable. And interesting point on that Can-Am!!!! I love the bonnet badge lol. Thanks Dave. The right man for the job

      2 years ago
    • I know Nussink!! :)

        2 years ago
    • Hahaha. I guess everyone has knowledge to share in one form or another. I know I’ve learnt a lot from your posts lol. I’ve said it before but great informative post with good pictures showing the nice little intricate details too. Really...

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