Young Timers Garage (YTG), a Melbourne-based automotive dealership specialising in classic and collectable cars, has announced the purchase of iconic Australian automotive manufacturer Elfin Sports Cars.
Elfin Sports Cars produced a number of road and race cars, including the Elfin MR8 and more recently the Elfin MS8 and Type 5 Clubman. The company went into receivership in 2009 and was forced to close its doors.
The Young Timers Garage team has now cracked open the shipping containers that have held Elfin Sports Cars’ assets for over a decade.
“We were very excited to open up the containers, the entire YTG staff was present including our international dealer partner who flew in from New Zealand,” YTG owner Shaun Baker said.
“Elfin is a legendary Australian brand, and we are committed to bringing it back to life.”
The team is currently in the process of taking stock of the items included and assessing how many potential cars worth of parts are left. Initial reports suggest it’s inconsistent at best, despite the fact there appears to be plenty of the standard GM parts.
It’s the more bespoke Elfin specific parts that are either low in volume or missing. That said, there’s enough to build multiple of the remaining Type 5’s, with an assortment of spares from various makes and models.
YTG is currently in communication with several original parts suppliers to manufacture any missing components. It is possible that some of container loads of spares may be offered for sale to current Elfin owners desperately seeking rare and hard to find spares.
Baker said that YTG is still in the early stages of assessing the Elfin Sports Cars assets, but is hopeful of being able to resume production of Elfin cars in the future.
“We know that there are a lot of Elfin enthusiasts out there who are eager to see the brand return,” Baker said. “We are committed to doing everything we can to make that happen.”