One of the cars I am restoring to eventually race in Vintage is:
1958 Elva MkIII Sports Racer 100/65
(late 1958 alloy body front engine with DeDion rear axle and drum brakes)
(revised 10/17/2011)• Original Castrol Brass Chassis plate states MkIII with A7743 (FWA Coventry Climax 1100cc Engine). White Exterior with typical Appendix C full width windscreen, single windshield wiper, headrest, wire wheels.
• 100/65 was the second to last MkIII known to exist.l
• My assumption to date is that 100/65 could be Alfred Zantzinger’s Car #41/174 at the August 59 Berwick PA race. White, no side mirrors. Elva Emblem located lower like my car and lower than Charley Kolb’s white MkIII.
KNOWN HISTORY (chronology):
• Lewis Flink bought the car in 1961 and removed the FWA Conventry Climax Engine and installed a 1500cc Alfa Romeo DOHC Engine a cooling cut out above the grill was added for additional cooling and painted a baby / french blue with white racing stripe. He raced at the 30 April 1962 Vineland, New Jersey in FM photo shows start of C-FM race with Lister Corvette, RS60/61 and then 100/65 leading another RS/60/61. I purchased this car in July 1987 with this same color combination.
• July 1987 - I purchased this car as a basket case from Walter Donicki through Lee Chapman in Newton Connecticut.
• May 1985 - Cap Chenoweth – I contacted Cap in December 1987
• Lenny Wilson in Jersey past Dover off of 80 near Rt10 may have owned it for awhile, with sketchy information.
100/65 Elva MkIII Sports Racer Identifiers:
• Elva Emblem was placed lower, which helps identify this car in picutures
- White original paint, medium blue and then baby blue with white stripe
• Center mirror only installed and no evidence of side mirrors mounting h*** locations.
• Center alloy round mirror only no side mirror location h*** evidence.
• Cut out on left side probably for exhaust (this was prior to baby blue paint)
• Speed bump on right side of hood for Alfa Romeo 1500ccc DOHC cam cover clearance.
Stan Mason Assumptions:
1. October 26, 1958 Vineland, NJ Art Tweedale from Continental Motors raced in G Modified race white car with darker blue roundel and center stripe which was consistent with other Continental Motor Elva MKII & III Sport Racers.
2. September 14, 1958 Alfred Zantzinger raced in G Modified at Bridgehampton, NY with assumed similar livery as seen in SCCA September 1959 Magazine for August 1, Berwick PA race. He continued to race 100/65 through 1959 North East SCCA Races.