Elfin Mallala

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Elfin Mallala
Manufacturer Elfin Cars
Production 1963
Designer Garrie Cooper
Body and chassis
Class Sports Racing Car
Engine 1600 cc
110.4 kW
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.[1]


Elfin Mallala chassis
Chassis Engine Team Owners / Drivers[2] 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[1] 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[edit]


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


  • 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


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



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


  • 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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Elfin Mallala". Brian Ax Racing. Archived from the original on 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  2. ^ Lear, Brian. "Elfin's Magic Mallala". Retrieved 2007-03-16. 

Bladon, John; Catford, Barry (1997). Australia's Elfin Sports and Racing Cars. Sydney: Turton and Armstrong. ISBN 0-908031-69-6. 

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