A rare, Australian-made Elfin ‘Streamliner’ with local history stretching back 60 years is currently listed in a timed online auction with ACT auction house Allbids.
One of only 23 examples built, the Streamliner listed with Allbids is extra special as its first owner was Tony Alcock, who built the car while serving his apprenticeship with Elfin.
Elfin, for those that don’t know, was founded by Garrie Cooper in the late 1950s and the Streamliner was one of the first models the South Australian company offered.
This particular Streamliner was fitted with a Ford four-cylinder engine (from a Popular 100E) when new and was the only one of the handful produced that were painted black. As was common back when this car was new in 1960, it was road registered and driven by Alcock to race events.
Subsequent owners include Jim Lush, David Sullivan, John Lawton, Lou Russo, RD Seath, Lindsay Walker, Roy Williams and Jim McKeown. The vehicle was purchased from McKeown in 1997 and has been residing in Canberra since.
This Streamliner has worn several liveries over the decades, while the original 100E engine was replaced with a hotted-up 1.2-litre four from an Anglia 105E in the 1970s. More recently, the car was fully restored back to its original appearance, including the black paint.
With competition cars, provenance is everything and this one comes with three folders of documents chronicling its history, including a CAMS log book and an abundance of photographs.
More obvious evidence of this car’s recent competition history is evidenced in entry plaques from historic meetings at Winton, Sandown, Oran Park, Phillip Island and the Geelong Speed Trials. The Streamliner has also been campaigned at Calder Park, Mount Tarrengower, Amaroo and Eastern Creek, to name a few.
Allbids describe this early Elfin as an incredible and very rare Australian production race vehicle with significant history, but importantly, it’s a piece of history that can still be driven, raced and enjoyed.
The vehicle comes with 5 different ratio differentials plus a complete spare 105E motor.
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Bidding on this vehicle and other lots at the Allbids timed online auction closes on Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 at 7:00PM. Bidding sat at $25,550 at time of writing.
For more details, plus information on how to register to bid, go to: allbids.com.au