E.R.A. 427SC classic Cobra
#745, Titanium finish
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.
— Beneath the Bonnet—
Pond aluminum block 427FE side-oiler
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…
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.
—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.
—In this (Legend-correct) cockpit—
The true knockoff wheels have 15″ true 6-pin Vintage brand Halibrand-style rims shod with new [but true ‘Legend’ look] Goodyear ‘Billboard’ rubber.
—Where the Luggage Meets the Road—
—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.
This fine serpent is located in Tyler, Texas (about 100 miles
due east of Dallas); you may see it by appointment.
Serious inquiries only, please!
Located in Tyler, Texas (100miles east of Dallas)