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

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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.

—Under the Bonnet—

427 cid Windsor stroker V8
Originally built by Keith Craft; delivers a 600 hp/ 556 ft.lbs. of torque

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Among the premium parts and components under the hood:

  • Eagle rods
  • Comp Cams hydraulic roller cam
  • forged steel crankshaft
  • fresh bearings
  • new timing chain and timing gear
  • Mahle pistons
  • Edelbrock ‘Victor Jr.’ high rise intake [and ‘Victor Jr.’ 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]

—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood safety steel ‘scattershield’ bellhousing with external hydraulic slave cylinder for clutch;
  • Weber HD (but leg-friendly) clutch assembly;
  • aluminum flywheel;
  • Tremec TKO 600 5-speed OD gearbox [0.82:1 5th-gear ratio];
  • Jaguar XKE aluminum-housed IRS, rugged Dana 44 positrac gears, extra-heavy-duty 31-spline jackshafts [in the Jag pumpkin]

—In the (Legend-correct) Cockpit—

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  • 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

Note: the original E.R.A. shoulder harnesses and (handcrafted premium-construction) original E.R.A. driver seat (in excellent condition) are individually negotiable with the sale of the car; details are provided at the bottom of this page.

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  • 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

—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

  • black powder-coated frame;
  • 700 lb. rear springs (per pair) with adjustable coil-over Spax shocks; front shocks are dual-rebound adjustable Konis with 500 lb. (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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That’s the Connecticut River in the background.

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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; separate pricing details are provided at the bottom of this page.

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—Additional Particulars—

  • period-correct black rollbar [with ‘FIA-correct’ forward-facing 3rd strut];
  • extra custom bonnet (hood) with a 14″ hole cut for air cleaner for use at the track

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This is the top of the pyramid of the 289FIA genre of the Cobra family lineage, and a splendid, take-no-prisoners driving machine. I’ve enjoyed 12 years of visceral thrills behind the wheel of this spectacular serpent; now it’s some other lucky guy’s turn to pick up where I’ve left off.

Whoever gets this serpent will be treated to driving adventures on a whole new level.
Be sure to see the high-end spare components for this car,
itemized down below.

    $59,900 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Bill Cadley

Located in Chester, Connecticut [4 miles from the Connecticut River]

860-227-1493 EDT (cell)

WCadley@comcast.net

The spectacular Cobra photography you see on this page was brought to you by Bill himself, using his daughter Chloe's Nikon D3300 digicam and its standard 18–55mm short-zoom lens. Bill scrupulously/conscientiously heeded this site's 'Cobra Photography Tips'... and his results speak for themselves!