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Elfin Mallala

Elfin Mallala
Elfin Mallala
Overview
Manufacturer
Elfin Cars
Production
1963
5
Designer
Garrie Cooper
Body and chassis
Class
Sport Racing Car
Powertrain
Engine
1600 cc
110.4 kW
Dimensions
Length
3,040 mm (119.7 in)
Width
1,960 mm (77.2 in)
Curb weight
408.2 kg (899.9 lb)
The Elfin Mallala was a sports racing car produced in 1962 and 1963 by Garrie Cooper's Elfin Sports Cars. It had a small run of only five cars. Its first race was at the Mallala Race Circuit which gave its name to the car. It has the historical distinction of being the first Australian built racing car to race in England.

Cars

Elfin Mallala chassis
Chassis
Engine
Team
Owners / Drivers
Class
1
S6311
Ford 116E
Scuderia Veloce
David McKay
Greg Cusack
Denis Geary
Peter Goodwin (1965)
2
S6315
Ford Consul
Brian Morrell

Graeme Henderson
3
S6316
Climax 2.4 L
Brian Thompson

Graeme Wright
4
S6317
Lotus 1.6 L
Climax 2.0 L
Ford Cortina 1.1 L
Greville Edgerton (1963)
Charlie Occhipinti (1967)
Steven O'Callaghan (1971)
Murray Richards
Brian Ax (1988)


1100 cc Sports Car class
5
S6418
Lotus 1.6 L
Henri Leroux (South Africa)
Stephen Knox (Aust)
Shairon Beale (USA)

Technical specifications and features

Drivetrain

  • mid mounted 4 cylinder, 1600 cc engine
  • From 110.4 kW (150 PS; 148 hp)
  • 5 speed gearbox

Suspension

  • Front: Tubular wishbones, coil/shock absorbers, 12.7 mm (0.5 in) non-adjustable anti-roll bar
  • Rear: Reversed lower wishbones, driveshaft top link, trailing radius arms
Exceptions were:
chassis 6318: tubular top link, splined driveshaft
chassis 6316: tubular top link, drive shafts with rubber doughnuts

Brakes

  • Front: 240 mm (9.4 in) discs
  • Rear: 216 mm (8.5 in) drums
The last three cars had discs on all four wheels.

Wheels/Tyres

  • 13" wheels

Construction

  • Aluminium body panels, fiberglass nose and tail. (The first car aluminium nose and tail).
  • Space frame chassis

Dimensions

  • Length 3,040 mm (119.7 in)
  • Front Track 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
  • Rear Track 1,060 mm (41.7 in)
  • Wheelbase 1,960 mm (77.2 in)
  • Kerb Weight 408 kg (899 lb)


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Last updated on 16 May 2014 at 03:44.

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