ERA 427SC
Indigo Blue/white stripes

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 head-on frontal shot of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This fine serpent was purchased (by my father) from a gentleman in Virginia after seeing it on Cobra Country in 2013. There is something about the aggressive stance and intoxicating, complex curves that sets it apart from all the other muscle cars. I think they call this “snake bitten”.  After researching different manufacturers and kits for 5 years, an ERA Cobra with an aluminum big-block engine was too good to pass up. This car is kept in a heated garage and has logged 15,600 miles [25,000 km].

The lightweight, robust and glass-smooth E.R.A. coachwork is constructed from expertly handlaid/bonded/riveted fiberglass, reinforced at stress points, and finished in Indigo Blue with white stripes. The seam lines and overall fit/finish is, in a word, exquisite.

Here are some of the specifics of this awesome driving machine…

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—Under the Engine Deck—
Shelby aluminum 427FE V8

427 Shelby aluminum engine shot of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

The engine compartment componentry includes:

  • Shelby aluminum 427FE V8
  • Power output: 500 hp @ 5,300 rpm, and 500ft/lbs. of torque
  • This top-of-the-line legendary Shelby aluminum 427FE 468 cubic inch engine was built by none other than Joe LaPine of Danbury Competition Engines
  • polished Edelbrock intake manifold
  • dual Holley 600 cfm carburetors
  • SCAT forged crankshaft
  • SCAT rods
  • Bullet Racing Cams camshaft
  • polished aluminum Cobra LeMans valve covers
  • Crane cam that entertains you with a nice ‘lopey’ idle
  • remote aluminum oil-cooler with braided SS lines and AN fittings
  • Edelbrock polished water pump
  • custom SS (stainless steel) surge tank by Southern Engineering
  • SS fuel lines
  • Aviaid aluminum oil pan
  • polished/chromed air cleaner covers
  • MSD high-performance distributor and ignition
  • polished one-wire alternator by Cobra Valley
  • Griffin high-capacity aluminum radiator and extreme duty cooling fan
  • silver-ceramic-coated white sidepipes and headers

Only the top-tier/highest quality components were used in the vigilant construction of this engine.

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broadside shot (driver side) of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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cockpit photo of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

This original-appropriate cockpit is outfitted with:

  • correct reverse-facing shift lever with Hurst linkage assembly
  • Connolly Leather black upholstery with leather dash cover and map pockets
  • Legend-correct Moto-Lita hardwood-rimmed steering wheel
  • Legend-correct SC dashboard layout with glovebox
  • SW blackfaced gauges set in leather-covered dash
  • genuine Lucas toggle switches
  • Legend-correct windwings and sunvisors
  • RayDyot [windshield-frame mounted] mirrors
  • Crow 4-point harness for both driver and passenger
  • genuine Wilton Wool carpet from England
  • electrical cutoff switch mounted on rear bulkhead with removable key
  • dropped footbox for taller drivers [extra knee clearance & legroom]
  • trunk-mounted Optima battery

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dashboard shot#1 of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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dashboard shot#2 of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714 dashboard shot#2 of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Gear Train—

  • Lakewood ‘blowproof’ safety steel bellhousing
  • Tremec 5-speed 600-Series transmission with a McLeod pressure plate and clutch
  • RAM aluminum flywheel
  • ERA custom steel driveshaft
  • Jaguar Salisbury-style IRS [suspended and strengthened within a custom ERA subframe]

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broadside shot (passenger side) of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Rolling Stock—

PS Engineering aluminum pin-drive wheels shod with Mickey Thompson ‘Sportsman S/R Radial’ rubber [295/50×15” rear and 235/60×15” front]

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3/4-rear shot (passenger side) of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714

Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Chassis, Suspension, Brakes—

The very rigid, rectangular-tube [and black-powder–coated] ERA frame is equipped with:

Front suspension:

  • E.R.A. SLA (unequal-length A-arms) front end
  • Spax single adjustable dampers with height-adjustable coil-overs

Rear suspension:

  • E.R.A. competition Jaguar IRS [3.55:1–ratio gearing]
  • double-adjustable/height-adjustable dampers
  • outboard brakes

   Brakes (outboard rear): Sierra 4-piston calipers fitted with 11″ rotors and aluminum hats

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rear-quarter shot (driver side) of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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—Other Premium Particulars—

  • show-quality, ultra-premium paint finish by Connecticut Custom Cars
  • car cover for storage
  • custom tonneau cover—used only once
  • twin [both driver and passenger-side] triple-chromed/polished, frame-mounted fully functional rollbars

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rear-quarter shot (passenger side) of Indigo Blue 427SC E.R.A. Shelby classic Cobra for sale, ERA#714Click on the photo above to see it at a much larger size.

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No expense was spared in making this a show-quality/head-turning menace of the motorways. It was my dad’s ‘bucket list’ muscle car. This dazzling ERA thoroughbred is kept in a heated garage, and has never been rained on.

She needs a new home and someone who recognizes and appreciates the quality and stature of an ERA Cobra with a Shelby aluminum big-block powerplant! You’ll encounter no unpleasant surprises, only priceless driving adventures out on the open road!

    $79,800 obo

Serious inquiries only, please!

Contact

Alyssa Meier

Located in Columbus, Ohio

614-364-6873

Meierar@MiamiOh.edu

10 June, 2020: This splendid Cobra photography courtesy of Alyssa Meier, using her trusty Nikon D3200 digicam.