ERA 427SC Cobra
Primal Red Pearl/black stripes

—SOLD!—

The photographs you see on this page as accurately as possible reflect the way you’d see this car in person. You see, the owner took the time to carefully follow this site’s Expert Tips for photographing his Cobra with his digital camera. Curt Scott

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3/4-frontal (driver side) shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

1966 427S/C Cobra replica by E.R.A. [Era Replica Automobiles, in New Britain, Connecticut], ERA#642. If you’ve done your research you’re already familiar with ERA’s long-established reputation for building period-correct and robustly-constructed cars—the fit, finish and detail is unparalleled in the industry. ERA driving machines are almost universally adjudged to be The Gold Standard among Shelby Cobra replicas.

This sleek serpent has never been in the rain (or any other inclement weather), always garage-stored and fanatically cared for. If you’re in the market for a very high end 427S/C Cobra replica, this specimen merits your consideration. No effort and no expense was spared during the build. It’s a high-performance work of art and will provide you with miles and miles of smiles!

Street driven—no track time. The painstaking/perfectionist expert build consumed three years [almost to the day] from start to finish, from October 2001 until October 2004.

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— Beneath the Bonnet—
521 cid Ford Racing big-block V8
650 horsepower/700 ft.lbs. torque

521 big-block engine photo of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462
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The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • 521 cid Ford Racing big-block V8, engine#M-6007-521 [delivers 650 horsepower/700 ft.lbs. torque]
  • high-flow aluminum Super Cobra Jet heads
  • cast stroker crank
  • forged aluminum FRPP pistons
  • 0.647″-lift mechanical roller cam; 1.73:1-ratio roller rocker arms
  • Isky dual springs with dampers
  • Eagle #4340 H-beam connecting rods
  • MSD ensemble: MSD 6 ignition, MSD ‘Blaster’ coil, MSD 8.5 ‘Super Conductor’ wires
  • stack EFI system from Very Cool Parts
  • this engine is showcased on VeryCoolParts.com website: scroll down to “429 angle-cut Ford manifold”
  • SDS (Simple Digital Systems) ‘EM-4’ programmable EFI fuel management system
  • Western Motorsports Inc. ‘WMS Wideband’ 02 sensor with OEM sensor
  • March Performance polished pulleys
  • Canton 11 qt. baffled racing oil pan
  • Tilton ‘Hi-Torque’ gear-drive starter
  • Griffin high-performance 3’ 2-core aluminum radiator
  • Cobra pusher-mounted twin cooling fans in front of the radiator and one Spal high-performance puller-mounted fan behind the radiator. Each is thermostatically controlled with a manual override switch on the dashboard
  • original-style Cobra engine oil cooler front scoop mount
  • inner fender mounted remote oil filter
  • AN fittings and SS [stainless steel] braided high-pressure hoses on all oil filter and oil cooler connections
  • custom fabricated ceramic-coated primary pipes
  • Stainless Specialties polished SS primary header collectors
  • Stainless Specialties polished SS sidepipes—two sets, one set of straight pipes, the others are glass-packed

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Fuel Delivery system:

  • flow-through design
  • 19-gallon [72-liter] fully-baffled aluminum ERA tank
  • Aeromotive 1110-A1000 high-performance fuel pump
  • Peterson Fluid Systems filters
  • pre-pump filter#09-0622 AN-10 100 micron with removable SS filter for cleaning
  • post-pump filter#09-2612 AN-10 45 micron with removable SS filter for cleaning
  • Peterson Fluid Systems ‘Y‘ billet manifold# 3 10-0031
  • Holley 512-504-5 fuel pressure regulator
  • Heat Sink 18″ extruded aluminum finned fuel cooler on tank return line
  • entire fuel system is plumbed with AN hose connectors and braided SS high-pressure hose

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—Great Reflections—

underhood photo of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

That polished SS insert on underside of hood [bonnet] reflects the engine compartment componentry.

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood ‘shatterproof’ steel bellhousing
  • Centerforce ‘Dual Friction’ clutch and pressure plate
  • 4-speed wide-ratio David Kee Toploaders [Ford toploader] transmission
  • original-style reverse shifter with knob
  • custom-fabricated/torsionally-robust 3″ OD steel driveshaft
  • IRS [independent rear suspension] is based on a rugged and reliable Jaguar XJ-6 modified for maximum performance and housed in an aluminum subframe. 3.31:1-ratio gear in positrac center section.

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dexopen shot (driver side) of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—In this serpent’s Cockpit—

cockpit shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462
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The cockpit in this Primal Red reptile is outfitted with:

  • genuine (English) Wilton Wool carpet
  • genuine (English) Connolly Leather upholstery (including door map pockets)
  • fully carpeted with map pockets in doors
  • ’Street Version dash’ configuration with Legend-correct Smiths Instruments gauges
  • Lucas toggle switches
  • AC pedals with adjustable front & rear brake bias
  • leather padded steering wheel with Cobra center cap
  • 4-point seatbelts/harnesses by R.J.S. Racing Equipment
  • Legend-correct sunvisors
  • Legend-correct windwings
  • fresh air footboxes
  • main power cutoff
  • triple-chromed cockpit 2 lb. fire extinguisher with polished aluminum bracket
  • dash-mounted rear view and two side “fish eye” mirrors
  • full cockpit chromed rollbar on 15° angle
  • powder-coated frame
  • amber park/running lights front and rectangular rear taillights

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dashboard shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

  • ERA 6-pin conversion hubs
  • PS Engineering original-style polished 6-pin knockoff wheels with polished spinners;
    17″X9″ front wheels are shod with 275/40ZRx17″ Kumho 700V racing rubber; 17X11″ rear wheels are shod with 335/35ZRx17″ Kumho ECSTA XS racing rubber

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 broadside (trunk open) shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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hood scoop shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—The Bad News in Enzo’s Rearview Mirror—

head-on frontal shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Particulars—

  • show-quality two-stage paint [multi-clearcoat]
  • polished triple-chromed rollbar
  • polished triple-chromed quick jacks
  • Legend-correct cast/machined aluminum LeMans type flip-up locking fuel cover
  • carpeted trunk
  • battery cutoff safety switch mounted in cockpit for quick accessibility
  • 3M bra on nose, front & rear fenders and lower body panels behind the sidepipes
  • 3M black [stone protection] spat on the front surface of each rear fender
  • silver ceramic-coated primary headers
  • Stainless Specialties polished SS collectors and sidepipes

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3/4-frontal shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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broadside shot (driver side) of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462

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Flamethrower exhaust—

YouTube video still capture of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462YouTube video link to the Flamethrower Exhaust in action: Click Here!

Custom fabricated sidepipe flamethrower has its own dedicated fuel delivery system that consist of:

  • 140 psi fuel pump
  • 100 psi fuel regulator
  • “wet” solenoid
  • two each GM 12V coils
  • welded pipe bungs precisely spaced
  • nitrous nozzles and jets…
  • all assembled with AN fittings and SS braided hose, and SS hardline. It’s a bona fide blast at carshows and on evening cruises.

I have this Flamethrower system disconnected right now, but it’s quite simple for you to reconnect and create some pretty fabulous moto-drama!

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—Luggage Compartment—

trunk/gel batteries/ fire suppression system shot of Primal Red Pearl E.R.A. 427SC Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA462
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  • fully carpeted trunk and underside of deck [boot] lid
  • custom-fabricated polished aluminum and riveted side panels
  • a brace of Optima ‘Red Top’ batteries in billet polished aluminum holders
  • all battery terminals are custom stereo connectors and all cables are #4 multi-strand copper
  • chromed trunk lid supports
     
    fire-suppression system
  • Safecraft Racesafe ‘Firex’ 10 lb. trunk-mounted halon fire extinguisher with polished aluminum mounting brackets. Dash-mounted “T” pull handle with safety-pin lanyard. Two nozzles mounted in front of engine compartment and one mounted beneath the dash.

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—SOLD!—

    $54,500 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

9 May 2020: I sold my Cobra over this past weekend to a gentleman from up in Ohio. Your site did a great job finding me a buyer. I had really mixed emotions letting her go, but I'm sure the new buyer will enjoy this splendid driving machine as much as I did. Again thanks for your help! Alan Stewart The fine Cobra photography you see on this Showcase page was shot by the owner, using his vintage Nikon D80 camera and its standard 18–55mm lens.