E.R.A. 289FIA Cobra
Maui Blue/E.R.A. chassis#2102

Cobra gold divider bar3/4-frontal shot of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This reptilian road rocket was purchased from the renowned Cobra builder Peter Portante of famed E.R.A. [Era Replica Automobiles, New Britain, Connecticut]. 100% frame-up restoration with all top-rung premium componentry, just completed in September (2017). Original-correct (i.e., aggressive) FIA stance.

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— Beneath the Bonnet—

427 cid Windsor stroker V8

Originally built by Keith Craft; delivers a 600hp/ 556ft.lbs. of torque

 Keith Craft 427cid stroker Windsor engine in Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

Among the premium parts and components under the hood:

Eagle rods

CompCams hydraulic roller cam

forged steel crankshaft

fresh bearings

new timing chain and timing gear

Mahle pistons

Edelbrock ‘VictorJr.’ high rise intake [and ‘VictorJr.’ CNC heads]

Stuart high-perf water pump

SS (stainless steel) surge tank

Carter mechanical fuel pump

custom-reworked 1,000 cfm Holley 4-barrel carburetor fitted with adjustable metering blocks

Keith Craft ‘Signature’ polished aluminum valve covers

K&N 14″ premium air cleaner

ceramic-coated headers

SS exhaust with quick-release V-band clips

heavy-duty manually- and thermostatically-controlled, puller-mounted cooling fan

remote oil cooler with airfoil

Canton 9-qt. oil pan

MSD ignition ensemble [the 6AL box is concealed beneath the (passenger-side) dashboard; changeable chips for MSD rev limiter]

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood safety steel ‘scattershield’ bellhousing with external hydraulic slave cylinder for clutch;
  • Weber HD (but leg-friendly) clutch assembly;
  • • aluminum flywheel;
  • Tremec TKO600 5-speed OD gearbox [0.82:1 5th-gear ratio];
  • Jaguar XKE aluminum-housed IRS, rugged Dana44 positrac gears, extra-heavy-duty 31-spline jackshafts [in the Jag pumpkin]

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–In the (Legend-correct) Cockpit–

cockpit shot (from passenger side) of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The cockpit in this li’l blue reptile is outfitted with:

aluminum frame/leather-clad racing driver’s seat, E.R.A. passenger seat;

• genuine Wilton Wool carpeting add a final touch of authenticity to the cockpit;

• electrical ‘kill’ switch within easy driver reach, on the bulkhead behind the passenger seat

• genuine Moto-Lita 14″ hardwood-rimmed wheel;

• period-correct Stewart Warner blackfaced instrumentation [on ‘correct’ Racing/Competition dashboard layout];

• tunnel-mounted chromed fire extinguisher;

• that’s the (black) horn button you see immediately to the right of the hardwood rim

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dashboard shot (driver side) of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

genuine Shelby American 17″ aluminum rims with 6-pin knockoffs

• shod with Goodyear Eagle ‘F1’ rubber [275/40ZRx17″front; 315/35ZRx17″rear]

Note: full spare set of PS Engineering 6-pin rims [polished aluminum, set of four] shod with Hoosier radial slicks [275/40ZRx17″ front; 315/35ZRx17″ rear]. Negotiable with the sale of this car.

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broadside shot (passenger side) of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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–Chassis, Suspension, Brakes–

black powder-coated frame;

• 700lb. rear springs (per pair) with adjustable coil-over Spax shocks; front shocks are dual-rebound adjustable Konis with 500lb. (per pair) Eibach springs; these units meet E.R.A.‘s original specs;

Wilwood 12″ front disc brakes with new rotors; rear are single-caliper Jaguar 12″ brakes

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broadside shot#2 (driver side) of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Additional Particulars—
Check out the high-end spare components
for this car, itemized below.

Extra parts.

  • extra custom racing hood painted to match the car, with a 14” hole replacing the original scoop. It’s set up to counter front-end lift at speed and accommodate a 2” lift plate under the carburetor.
  • period-correct black rollbar [with ‘FIA-correct’ forward-facing 3rd strut]
  • original ERA driver seat
  • Richmond Gear 5-speed gearbox
  • set of four PS Engineering polished aluminum 6-pin rims [shod with Hoosier radial slicks [275/40ZRx17” front; 315/35ZRx17” rear]
  • set of ERA original shoulder straps
  • two (250 lb.) Eibach front springs and two (350 lb.) Eibach springs

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3/4-frontal shot of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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 head-on frontal shot of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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rear-quarter shot (passenger side) of Maui Blue E.R.A. 289FIA Shelby classic Cobra for sale by ownerClick on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This is the top of the pyramid of the 289FIA genre of the Cobra family lineage, and a splendid, take-no-prisoners driving machine. 

Whoever gets this serpent will be treated to driving adventures on a whole new level.

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    $61,250 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Al Wohlstrom

Located in Connecticut

520-401-9142 (cell)

ThorConstr@msn.com