Classic Car Catalogue

Elva 1963

Great Britain

Courier (R4, 1622cc, 90bhp) 

May advert.


After a luke-warm reception by the Press last year Courier have carried out considerable modifications. Now manufactured by Trojan Ltd., at their Croydon works, following the signing of an agreement with Frank Nichols, the creator of the Elva, the Courier will be on show at Earls Court with tubular chassis, disc brakes, and a 1,622 c.c., 4-cylinder M.G. engine. By the time the Show opens, the new cars will be in production at the rate of 10 every week, a figure which will increase towards the end of the year. By then, independent rear suspension will be available on both open and Coupé models.

The Mk. III is now supplemented with the Mk. IV which has modified bodywork and double wishbone i.r.s. Available engines include the M.G.-B and the Ford Cortina GT 1500 either complete or in kit form. The majority of earlier sales went to the American market.


T-type with M.G. Engine and all independent suspension at Earls Court.