shot above is hotlinked (same view,
much larger size).
specimen from the iconic builder ERA features the latest body
updates and mechanical upgrades. This is not my first Cobra and
it won't be the last. For this one, I wanted a driving machine
that would be authentic in appearance, performance and spirit
of Shelby's landmark musclecar, the 427SC Cobra. My passion for
authenticity led me to ERA, New Britain, Connecticut. With well
over three decades of experience, the dedicated craftsmen in
ERA's shops have refined the art of building Cobras to
in 2010, she has accumulated only 1,200 miles, and all the minor
quirks worked out. This reptile was built to be fast, reliable
and as similar as possible to the original CSX3004 in color and
performance. The deep maroon paintwork is stunning.
its period-correct features and appearance, as well as the antique
license plate, even ardent and knowledgeable Cobraphiles step
up and inspect it closely.
are more details about this magnificent reptile:
Craft Performance Engines 482cid V8
photo is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
482 cubic inch FE
- 572 horsepower;
603 ft./lbs. torque
- Pond aluminum block
for period-correct look
- Edelbrock aluminum water
- MSD ignition and
- Eagle steel crank
hydraulic roller cam
- Erson rockers
- Aviad oil pan
- Mocal oil cooler and
blueprinted and dyno-tested
- QuickTime bellhousing
- McLeod clutch &
transmission with 9310 steel main shaft and 0.75:1 overdrive
- ERA optional rear
end with 3.55:1 gears, limited-slip differential and outboard
ladder-type rectangular-boxsteel frame, fully-independent
front & rear suspension, Sierra upgraded brakes, Spax
adjustable shocks, optional/extra-cost swaybars front & rear.
cockpit shot is hotlinked (same view of
period-correct furnishings, MUCH larger size).
- Moto-Lita 15" hardwood-rimmed
black leather seats
- Dynamat cockpit insulation
Smiths Instruments gauges and Lucas toggle switches
- Willans harnesses (for
both driver & passenger)
air vents for driver & passenger
3/4-view shot is hotlinked (same view,
MUCH larger size).
- Vintage pin-drive wheels [8" front,
10" rear], fitted with Goodyear 'Billboard' rubber
shot is hotlinked [alternate/rear
view, MUCH larger size].
hotlinked (same 3/4-rear
view, MUCH larger size).
- billet aluminum gas
- trunk-mounted battery
concealed behind hidden panel
- Swain Technology coating on entire exhaust system
- SS brake lines (including
specially-ordered hard lines)
- custom classic-chambered
- wheel well protection
This is a faithful
reproduction the most iconic car of the musclecar age. It has
been garaged since it was brand-new. It has never been raced,
driven in inclement weather or otherwise abused.
it on the byways and country roads of upstate New York and the
Hudson River Valley (especially in this state's spectacular
autumn season!) has been an exhilarating experience like nothing
else. Moreover, it's almost as much fun to watch other people
watch you pass by as it is to drive the car. Admiring fellow
motorists from every generation wave and give you the thumbs
up. You'll make friends at every stop along the way.
Located in Millbrook,
New York (in scenic Dutchess County)
25 August 2012:
You can mark my Corsican Maroon E.R.A. Cobra SOLD! Gone
to a great guy from Indiana. My thanks to your site's great resources
and 'broad reach to Cobra enthusiasts'! Bob Reid
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