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Lot 109

1990 ERA 427 "SC" Cobra Roadster

  • Chassis no. 427SC.251S II

Sold for $44,000

458 cu. in. 1965 Ford Cross-bolt side-oiler engine with 427 medium riser heads, 428 crank, Venolia pistons, Crower roller cam, MSD ignition and 1966 Ford dual plane two four-BBL intake; top-loader four-speed transmission; steel tubing chassis; Jaguar XKE final drive rear suspension unit; front independent suspension with double A-arms and coil-over shocks, rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes/front 11.0" rear 10" rotors. Weight: 2,550 pounds; Wheelbase: 90"

• Built by one of the premier builders of big block Cobra replicas

• Over-the-top specification; over $150,000 spent!

• High horsepower Ford “FE” 427 cross-bolt side oiler 458 cid engine

Built by ERA in the early 1990s for New York state attorney Richard F. Risley without any of the normal budget constraints or even a total cost allowance, this is likely the best SC Cobra Replica we have ever had the pleasure of presenting at auction.

Most projects like this tend to run out of funds during the build-up—but not this one. Correct components including the real Halibrand pin-drive wheels, oil cooler with braided steel lines, proper Stewart Warner gauges, perfect chrome and brightwork, black Connolly leather interior, wood-rim steering wheel, side curtains, a full black top and tonneau cover all contribute to its correct and original “SC” appearance. Other Factory “SC” touches include the original type door latches, handles, louvers, seat-belts, sway bars, steel brake lines, bumperettes, switches, exhaust system, taillights, signal lamps, license plate light, rear reflectors, fresh air ducts and grilles, aluminum fuel tank, Monza fuel cap, door hinges and covers, as well as the wind-wings, sun visors, mirrors, windshield frame and glass, defroster vents and Cobra valve covers.

Street legal and titled in New York State, this Rangoon Red with black interior “SC” Cobra is offered without reserve. A purchase within RM’s catalogue range can certainly be classified as a great bargain, considering its original construction cost and its immaculate, low-mileage new car appearance.

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