|Body and chassis|
|Engine||VW 1.6 F4
VW 2.0 F4
Ford 1.6 I4
Ford 2.0 I4
|Curb weight||700 kg |
First exhibited at the 1974 Melbourne International Motor Show, the Eureka was based on the British Nova kit car design of 1971. It utilised a Volkswagen Beetle chassis, a fibreglass body  and, most commonly, an air-cooled Volkswagen flat four or a Ford inline four-cylinder engine. Others with Mazda Rotary powerplants were also produced. The Eureka was offered both as a kit car and as a fully assembled vehicle. The coupe body had no doors, access being via a manually operated one piece canopy, although a power operated canopy was later offered as an option. A Targa top version was also available from the early 1980s.
Three models of the Eureka were produced.
- Purvis Eureka Sports, from 1974 to 1975 
- Purvis Eureka PL30, from 1975 to 1976 
- Purvis Eureka F4, from 1976 to 1991 
- Purvis Eureka sales brochure, page 2 at www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au Retrieved on 27 August 2010
- Purvis Eureka at www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au Retrieved on 17 August 2010
- Models at www.eurekacarclub.com.au Retrieved on 27 August 2010
- Mike McCarthy, Great Australian Sports Cars and Specials, 1987, pages 110-115
- Tony Davis, Aussie Cars, 1987, page 151