In a thrilling event for automotive enthusiasts, a meticulously crafted replica of the iconic Cobra, the ERA 427SC Roadster, is set to go under the hammer with no reserve, this Friday, on Bring A Trailer. This remarkable build, assembled in 2005, showcases the pinnacle of automotive engineering and design, melding classic aesthetics with modern performance enhancements.
The centerpiece of this automotive masterpiece is its heart-stopping powertrain – a 427ci Ford V8 engine, expertly stroked to 454ci and equipped with twin SN60J Paxton superchargers. This potent combination is coupled with a robust TKO-600 five-speed manual transmission and a finely tuned rear differential sporting 3.54:1 gears, ensuring exhilarating performance and an unforgettable driving experience.
The Roadster's striking presence is accentuated by its metallic blue finish, adorned with elegant white racing stripes. Its fiberglass body, complete with a hood scoop and chrome roll hoop, pays homage to the classic Cobra design while introducing contemporary elements like side-exit exhaust pipes and black quick-jack bumperettes. Riding on Halibrand-style 15" wheels with Goodyear Eagle Sport Car Special tires, this car commands attention on any road or show floor.
The interior is a blend of luxury and race-inspired functionality. Black upholstery covers the dashboard and low-back bucket seats, complemented by four-point harnesses for safety. The cabin features thoughtful touches like door map pockets, wind wings, and translucent sun visors. Driver-focused elements include a Moto-Lita wood-rimmed steering wheel and a suite of Stewart-Warner gauges, including a 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer.
Under the hood lies a testament to mechanical artistry. The engine, assembled with precision components like a medium-riser intake manifold, twin Holley four-barrel carburetors, Eagle H-beam connecting rods, and JE pistons, is a marvel of power and efficiency. An electronic ignition system, aluminum radiator, and equal-length exhaust headers round out the impressive list of upgrades.
This ERA 427SC Roadster, now showing 12k miles on the odometer, is not just a vehicle but a piece of automotive art. It comes complete with a tonneau cover, and its status as a 2023 Specially Constructed Cobra is confirmed by a California BAR sticker. The sale of this extraordinary roadster offers a rare opportunity for collectors and driving enthusiasts to own a piece of motoring history, reimagined for the modern era.
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