Chassis#2039, Ford Dark Blue
Manufactured and painstakingly assembled by ERA [Era Replica Automobiles, New Britain, Connecticut USA] to customer specifications as a replica of a 289 Road Race Cobra that would have (during those ‘golden’ years) competed in SCCA ‘A Production’ class. Not a muscle car, but a bona fide drivin’ machine.
Body was finished in Ford Dark Blue Metallic by Tony Stephans of Westhampton, Massachusetts. Under hood surface was aluminized by Metal Morphous.
Hey Little Cobra. It was indeed the small-block Cobras (289 slabsides, 289 USRRCs and 289 FIAs) and Peter Brock’s Daytona Coupes that wrenched the WMC (World Manufacturers Championship) from Enzo Ferrari’s grasp in 1965 (for the 1964 racing season). And it was the 289 Cobras that The Rip Chords [Phil Stewart, Arnie Marcus, Rich Rotkin and Bernie Bringas, all from southern California] made famous (indeed, Top 10) in the summer of 1963. And here’s ‘Hey Little Cobra’ just for you, in audio/visual form, courtesy of YouTube. The audio gets lively, so be sure to adjust your sound volume: Hotlink: Hey Little Cobra
—Beneath the Bonnet—
347 cid small-block stroker built by highly-respected Reid’s Automotive of Whitman, Massachusetts in April 2007
The engine was built to mild ‘road race’ spec featuring forged internals, ARP hardware throughout, and topped off with a set of four Weber 48 IDA carburetors. It easily spins to 6,000 rpm all day and is still perfectly happy idling around town.
The engine compartment componentry also includes:
You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the exhilaration of punching into a phalanx of Weber carbs.
—In this (Legend-faithful) cockpit—
The cockpit in this li’l blue reptile is outfitted with:
Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.
The wheels are the period-correct 15” ‘FIA’ style wheels produced by PS Engineering. Sizes are 7.5”x 15” in the front, and 9”x15” in the rear.
The wheels are shod with super sticky Avon CR6ZZ DOT-legal race radials. These tires are a dream; confidence inspiring, extraordinarily road-grippy, good in the wet, and still amazingly comfortable on the road.
The ‘Dark Spectre’
in Enzo’s rearview mirror
—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—
The ERA chassis is acclaimed as the basis for a great driving car, featuring fully independent suspension front & rear, rack & pinion steering, and coil-over adjustable SPAX shocks. This car has been carefully set up for camber, caster, toe, ride height and corner weights. Setup notes are included with the documentation you get.
The brakes are Dunlop/Girling calipers in the rear and large Stainless Steel Brake Company ‘Force 10’ calipers in the front all loaded with EBC Yellowstuff pads.
You also get:
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