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Courier Elva Cars Courier
 
Style Original design road race car
Made by Elva Cars
Produced 1958 to 1974
   
Production of the Elva Courier started in 1958 with the Mk1, based on a tubular ladder frame chassis and Ford or MG engines. Initially intended for competition use the Courier found its place as a competent road race car.

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A brief history of Fairthorpe cars

The 1957 Fairthorpe Electron Minor Fairthorpe cars were made in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England between 1954 and 1976. Fairthorpe Ltd was founded by Air Vice Marshall Donald Bennett. The first cars were lightweight models powered by motor cycle engines and with glass fibre bodies called the Atom and Atomata. In 1956 a new larger car, the open 2 seat Electron appeared using a Coventry Climax engine. A reduced price version using a Triumph engine followed in 1957 and was the mainstay of production until 1973 with about 700 being built. There was also a closed version called the E

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