The Elva company (in French - "Elle va" - she goes in English) was founded by Frank Nichols in the fifties. A steady development under the Trojan banner saw the birth of the Mk 6 in 1961.
An even better performance came with the Mk 7 in 1973, and the finance provided by Lambretta-Trojan group allowed the project to build the beauftiful Fissore bodied coupe seen here.
Launched at the Turin and Earls Court motor shows, 3 cars were built. The first one was sold off the show stand to the Hon. Richard Wrottesley, who campaigned with little success, but neverthless entered it for Le Mans, with Tony Lanfranchi to share the driving. Sadly it failed at the fourth hour, Lanfranchi forgetting that the gear change mechanism was back-to-front, and constantly changing down when he thought it was up.