|Stan Mason's Elva Mk.III
Stan is looking to fill in the gaps of
the ownership history of his Elva.
From Stan: "Circa April 1962:
Vineland Raceway, NJ, Lewis Flink #144 Elva MkIII Sports Racer 100/65."
||From Stan: "I am interested in
the early history of my car with any pictures of Alfred Zantzinger in 1958
& 1959 along with the other unknown owners from 1959 to 1962 when it
was painted a medium blue prior to Lewis Flink ownership. I am willing
to pay a reward for any meaningful information on 100/65."
|Another shot of Lewis Flink in Stan's
Elva at the SCCA event at Vineland Raceway circa April, 1962.
on Stan's car.
If you can help Stan with his questions
re: his Elva:
|(9-26-17) From Mark Miller: |
is what I know about the Mk III that I had. I bought it around 1974-75
out of a guy in Connecticut after seeing it in an Autoweek ad. I paid
$600 for it. It was missing the structure in the rear that the rear
body section mounted to and held the gas tank. The guy took me for a
test ride with me holding the original gas tank in my lap in the
passenger seat. it was pretty impressive for a young man. It had an
Alfa motor in it but it was unlike many Alfa motors that I could find.
The head gasket was different than the 1300 or 1750 ones. It may have
been a 1500 as noted on the website. The car was light blue in color
with low mounted headlights, no numbers or stripes. It had wire wheels,
RHD and had the fairing behind the driver, aluminum drum brakes and
DeDion rear suspension.
plan was to get it race worthy and run it in autocross or SCCA regional
races. I took it apart and had the frame sand blasted. That is where
the project started to stall. I was working as a service manager at a
Lotus/Maserati dealer in Lambertville, NJ. I was making maybe $3.00 an
hour and had no money to speak of. The shop burned down and I lost all
of my tools. The car was not in the fire but the motor may have been. I
eventually sold it through a friend of mine to someone and lost track
of it. I may be able to find out more about where it went after the
sale as I am still in contact with my friend. I do not recall my Elva
having the big opening in the front like in the pictures that are on
your site. Back then it was just an old race car that had little value.
I still feel that I should be shot for ruining that car. I also wish
that I had kept it. If the car that Stan has is the one that I had I
hope that it is still alive.
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