E.R.A. chassis#495
Candy Brandywine/Silver White Pearl stripes
(House of Kolor 3-stage finish)

'Roadster weather' shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

This is the ERA Cobra that took 1st Place in the 'Best 427 Cobra Replica' class at SAAC-23 (Shelby American Auto Club 23rd Nationals) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Coachwork finish: House of Kolor 3-stage custom Candy Brandywine with distinctive Silver White Pearl LeMans stripes.

Ford 427FE big-block V8, orig cast-iron block, orig bore

427FE powerplant photo (driver side) is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Rare original standard-bore 427 side-oiler stroked to 454 cid. No aftermarket block here... it's the real deal and there is well over $20K invested in the engine compartment alone. This engine was handcrafted by Tony Carey at Ford High Performance Exchange in Melville, New York. Motor was built for pull-no-punches spirited performance and rock-solid reliability; it has currently logged only 9,700 miles [15,600 km]. It's outfitted with:

  • two sets of twin Holley 660 cfm carburetors (one set dated-coded to match motor)
  • Ford aluminum 2x4 intake, also date-coded to match motor
  • Crower solid flat-tappet cam with solid lifters
  • Wiseco high-compression forged custom pistons
  • Dove roller rocker system from famed Gessford Machine Shop (George Anderson)
  • aluminum heads
  • LeMans rods with A.R.P. bolts
  • double-roller timing set
  • March Performance pulleys [you also get the stock style V-belt pulleys]
  • high-volume, high-PSI blueprinted oil pump
  • complete oil cooler assembly
  • 7-qt. [6.62 litre] steel T-type oil pan
  • upper radiator tube kit
  • electronic MSD 6AL distributor with RPM limiter built into original Ford cap
  • high-output 100-amp alternator
  • original-style Snellings & Hellings air cleaners
  • three electric cooling fans [two pusher fans and one extra-large puller-mounted fan], thermostatically-operated and
  • with dash-mounted manual override
  • aluminum engine bay panels

The full roster of premium componentry goes on and on.

427FE powerplant photo (pass side) is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Gear Train

  • Lakewood safety 'scattershield' steel bellhousing
  • custom heavy-duty clutch
  • large spline (1-3/8" input shaft) close-ratio Ford toploader gearbox [with date code that matches engine block]; 2.32:1-ratio 1st gear; fitted with custom Hurst shifter
  • ERA/Jaguar-based IRS setup with 3.54:1-ratio gearing, fully caged

3/4-frontal shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Chassis, Suspension & Brakes

  • rigid ladder-type frame
  • fully powder-coated chassis
  • rack & pinion steering
  • inboard rear disc brakes [reduces unsprung mass]
  • Spax coil-over/fully-adjustable shocks [two in front, four at rear]
  • front & rear anti-sway bars
  • oversized 12" front brakes

The Cockpit

Above cockpit shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

  • Smiths Instruments blackfaced gauge ensemble with 'correct' reverse-winding speedometer
  • Connolly saddle tan leather seat upholstery and dash with fresh full wool carpeting... a very rare and premium ERA upgrade!; both seats are slide-adjustable
  • Moto-lita hardwood-rimmed handcrafted steering wheel
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • Hurst shifter
  • AC pedals and dash hardware
  • tinted visors, windwings
  • halon fire-suppressant system with (dash-mounted) emergency handle
  • tonneau cover

Above cockpit shot is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Moto-Lita wheel and instrument panel shot above is hotlinked
[same view, MUCH larger size].

Rolling Stock

  • Halibrand pin-drive wheels wrapped in Avon CR6ZZ tyres [245/60x15" front; 295/50x15" rear]

Sunset shot above is hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

Above: boot/
luggage compartment shot

Other Premium Particulars

  • stainless steel (not chromed) high-flow sidepipes with ceramic-coated primaries
  • front & rear nudge bars [you also get a full set of quick jack bumperettes]
  • Optima 'Red Top' gel battery located behind the passenger seat in concealed trunk compartment
  • electrical shutoff/lockout safety switch is concealed in the luggage compartment

Closeup view of acclaimed E.R.A. Coachwork

Front-quarter shot above is hotlinked [same aerial view, MUCH larger size].

Above 3/4-rearview shot hotlinked [same view, MUCH larger size].

There's not another E.R.A. Cobra like this Brandywine beauty anywhere! To attempt to duplicate it would easily set you back over $90,000. And you'd have to endure a lengthy wait time. It has a clear Kentucky title with no liens; it has logged only 9,700 miles [15,600 km], and has never been on the track, and never driven in inclement weather. You'll encounter no unpleasant surprises, only exhilarating driving adventures.



Bob Stokes

(859) 230-xxxx EDT (home)
Located in Richmond (20 mi. south of Lexington), Kentucky USA 

10 July 2016: You can mark my 'Candy Brandywine' E.R.A. Cobra SOLD! She's now on her way to a new home up in Michigan with a very happy new owner. I'm also very pleased with Cobra Country. Your site's photography tips and your personal guidance with listing and photographing my car was awesome. No way could I have done it on my own and come out as nice. Thanks for everything! Bobby Stokes

The World-Class Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by Bob himself, using his Nikon D3100 digicam and its standard 18–55mm short-zoom lens. Bob scrupulously/conscientiously heeded this site's 'Photography Tips'... and his results speak for themselves!

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