E.R.A. 289FIA Cobra
Maui Blue/E.R.A. chassis#2102
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.
— Beneath the Bonnet—
427 cid Windsor stroker V8
Originally built by Keith Craft; delivers a 600hp/ 556 ft.lbs. of torque
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]
–In the (Legend-correct) Cockpit–
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
• 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.
–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
Check out the high-end spare components
for this car, itemized below.
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.
Serious inquiries only, please!
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