Established in 1958, the firm manufactured racing cars from 1959 until 1991. In 1961–65 Elfin constructed the first 14 Clubman roadster cars, resembling the Lotus Seven. In 1999 production of the Clubman model with the additional mark of Type 3 was resumed. The vehicle was offered with 1.6-liter (116/136/156hp) Toyota engines. The most powerful version developed a speed of 220 km/h and accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds. At the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show debuted the original, 1- or 2-seat MS8 Clubman and MS8 Streamliner roadsters with a 5.7-liter 333 hp Holden engine.