E.R.A. 427SC classic Cobra
#745, Titanium finish

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This highly-optioned and scrupulously maintained ERA [Era Replica Automobiles] 427SC, Serial #745, is well known in the south central region of the U.S., having participated in the last four consecutive Run ‘n’ Gun events.

Thoroughly sorted for road and track use, it began a total refurbishment in 2011 with new custom outboard brake IRS. A new aluminum Keith Craft 427 FE side-oiler short block was installed in 2012, and a repaint in solid Lamborghini Titanium was done in 2014.

ERA#745 is a “Series II” ERA 427 SC [thus incorporating over 100 production improvements not present in pre serial #732 chassis]. Built as a complete rolling chassis by the ERA Factory in New Britain, Connecticut, it’s correctly titled in Texas as a ‘2007 Assembled Vehicle, replica 1965 Ford’. Texas requires only an annual safety inspection and emissions waiver for this category vehicle. Current mileage is approximately 15,000 miles [24,000 km], with around 7,000 miles [11,300 km] on the new engine.

If you know you desire an ERA driving machine and you’re dismayed by the long factory lead-time, this silvery serpent may indeed qualify as your ‘Bucket List’ Cobra.

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— Beneath the Bonnet—
Pond aluminum block 427FE side-oiler

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The powerplant is a modern reproduction of the legendary Ford 427FE side-oiler. It’s stroked to 482 cid and delivers a robust & reliable 591 horsepower/608 lbs-ft torque. Built on a new Pond aluminum block from original Ford tooling.

The engine internals include…

  • a forged steel crank
  • Eagle H-beam rods
  • Diamond pistons
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller lifters
  • Erson roller rockers
  • blueprinted Melling high-volume oil pump by Precision Engineering
  • port-matched Edelbrock ‘RPM’ dual-plane intake manifold
  • Keith Craft Stage II CNC Edelbrock RPM heads
  • Holley model 4150 750 cfm racing carburetor
  • Edelbrock water pump
      

Electronics ensemble…

  • MSD 6AL ignition module
  • MSD billet distributor
  • MSD plug wires and MSD ‘Blaster’ coil

  
The ERA custom FE coolant surge tank and Aviaid 10 qt. Cobra road racing oil pan evoke the underhood features of yesteryear

The 4” chin-mounted oil cooler, with Mocal thermostatic filter adapter, keeps oil temps in range on the hottest summer track days.

Genuine Holman Moody cast-aluminum FE valve covers with machined billet fittings underscore the period appearance

The modern Tilton 3.5 hp gear reduction ‘Super Starter’, the most powerful starter available, easily spins this 482 cubic inch motor when heat soaked on a Texas summer afternoon.

It’s also equipped with 1 qt. cast-aluminum catch bottles for oil surge and coolant overflow (track safety required).  Compression is 10:1, suitable for high-octane pump gas.

Cooling is via a Griffin cross-flow aluminum radiator and oversized, puller-mounted electric cooling fan.

All engine bay side panels and firewall are aluminum sheet metal, as original. As the parts list above indicates, this is a high-end street/performance engine that is built for long-term durability and your maximum thrills during acceleration.

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—Geartrain & Suspension—

Delivering power to the pavement, are a Lakewood SFI-rated bellhousing with 12” McLeod Kevlar clutch, McLeod 17 lb aluminum flywheel, and a blueprinted 5 speed Tremec TKO-600 transmission with 0.82-ratio road race 5th gear. The custom differential built by Mike Bontoft at Concours West is based on a Jaguar 3.31:1 core. Upgrades include Mark Williams billet 30-spline stub axles and Power-Lok limited slip.

The optional ERA outboard brake rear suspension has billet stainless steel 6 pin hubs. Anti-roll rollbars are installed front & rear, with the rear adjustable. Big 12.1″ Wilwood front brake rotors with Coleman Racing 4-piston calipers (will fit under 15” rims) provide primary stopping power. Spax adjustable racing shocks are fitted on all corners. A rear-mounted new Optima ‘Red Top’ gel cell battery is concealed in the trunk.

The suspension is professionally 4-wheel aligned and rigorously sorted for the track.

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—In this (Legend-correct) cockpit—

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  • Custom vintage style seats are covered in supple black leather by ERA. The leather covered SC style dash has instrumentation by Stewart Warner and ERA’s finely-crafted (and optional/extra cost) glovebox.
  • A Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel is installed, as original, with Cobra emblem center cap. Simpson Racing 5-point harnesses.
  • Carpet is black nylon, with DynaMat and DynaFoam underlayment. Trunk panels are aluminum sheet metal, as original, with black carpet. Halon fire extinguisher is bracket-mounted on the bulkhead between the seatbacks.
  • Cockpit area panels are aluminum sheet metal with fiberglass footboxes, as original.
  • A factory tonneau cover, with center zipper is provided for day use and light weather protection.

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—Rolling Stock—

The true knockoff wheels have 15″ true 6-pin Vintage brand Halibrand-style rims shod with new [but true ‘Legend’ look] Goodyear ‘Billboard’ rubber.

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—Where the Luggage Meets the Road—

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—Other Particulars—

  • The aluminum fuel tank holds 19 gallons [72 liters] of high-octane pump gas.
  • A new windshield was recently installed.
  • The sidepipes are coated by none other than Jet-Hot Coatings, in satin black ceramic and header pipes in silver ceramic.

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—Spares included in the price—

True knockoff wheels by PS Engineering have 17″ 6-pin Halibrand-style rims with newly painted dark silver centers. Tires are Nitto NT05 [315/35×17″ rear and 275/40×17″ front], miscellaneous spare parts.

You get the complete build manual with all purchase receipts. Purchase receipts representing the current configuration total over $87,000, not counting owner build labor, taxes, or shipping. If you were to build this car from an E.R.A. factory-new chassis, it would cost you over $100,000.

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This fine serpent is located in Tyler, Texas (about 100 miles
due east of Dallas)
; you may see it by appointment.

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    $74,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

David Zimmerman

Located in Tyler, Texas (100miles east of Dallas)

903-705-5696 (cell)

David@AgroPlusInc.com

20 July, 2020: This E.R.A. Cobra was photographed by the owner’s good friend Dave Householder, who used his Sony SLT-A55V DSLR digital camera with its standard (and very sharp) 18–55mm lens. He followed this site’s Cobra Photography Tips to the letter, and you can see for yourself the results he achieved in his very first foray into Cobra photography. This is serpentine photography at its best. CS