Questions and answers

Is era replicas still in business?

Is era replicas still in business?

ERA Replica Automobiles is still in business, manufacturing Slabside, 289 FIA and 427 Cobra roadster kits, but discontinued production of the ERA GT in its MkI, MkII and MkII Spyder configurations. ERA’s company website states the following: “Sorry, but we are no longer taking orders for the ERA GT.

How much is a GT40 replica worth?

This GT40 Replica Costs $180,000 and it’s Worth Every Penny. When you think of replicas you usually think of cheap cars with fiberglass parts bolted to it, not this one though. This is Superperformance’s latest creation. It’s a continuation of one of the most iconic cars in racing history, the LeMans winner, the GT40.

How much horsepower did the 1965 GT40 have?

Its 4.3-liter push rod overhead valve setup delivered 350 horsepower. The cars were finished in time to take part in a Le Mans test day in 1964.

Is a GT40 street legal?

In its blinding madness, Ford built a fully street legal version of the GT40. Four times a winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the GT40, in its various iterations, changed the racing world forever moving the goalposts further than ever before.

How much are Shelby Cobras?

At the time of press, the 289 Shelby Cobra price is just shy of one million dollars. AC Cobra prices have stayed under seven figures because of continuation cars, so they will remain in the shadow of the Shelby Cobra 427 price. When you consider $7,500 for the Shelby Cobra original price, they are a great investment.

What does a Superformance GT40 cost?

Superformance, a South African company that manufactures a line of Shelby Cobra and Daytona coupe replicas, has offered a price solution—its version of a GT40 can be had for “only” $125,000.

What the difference between GT40 Mk1 and Mk2?

The MK I were mostly 289 small blocks and the MK II were big block 427 FEs. All the rear scoops on the MK II were for cooling those big engine. You will find the MK II nose is quite different also to provide more down force. There are no chassis differences between the two models.

Was the original GT40 supercharged?

This vehicle shares the GT40’s styling but is larger and shares no components with the original. The mid-mounted 5.4 liter V8 is supercharged and produces 550 horsepower at 6500 rpm. 4038 Ford GTs were built during the car’s two-year production run.

Was the original Ford GT40 supercharged?

It had the GT40 profile, and plenty of horsepower (550) from a supercharged V8 sitting behind the driver’s shoulders. Some 4,000 were produced, but it was never raced by the automaker.

Is the era GT the same as the GT40?

The ERAGT CHASSISis visually and structurally very similar to the original GT40, but the E.R.A. chassis incorporates many improvements to implement the transition from pure race car to practical street transportation. We created a semi-monocoque structurelike the original one.

Which is the premiere maker of Ford GT40 replicas?

Era Replica Automobiles is the premiere maker of Ford GT40 replica. Era Replica Automobiles’ ERA GT, a Ford GT Replica in kit or turn-key SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING NEW ORDERS FOR THE ERA GT.

How much does an era GT kit car cost?

A classic race car – carefully adapted to the street THE LEGEND IS REBORN The ERA GThas been designed to standards far beyond what is expected of a “kit car”: The body, chassis, suspension, and interior duplicate the original car closer than any other car selling for less than $250,000! GT40

What kind of steel does an era GT use?

We created a semi-monocoque structurelike the original one. Ours uses 14 to 20 gage stainless steel , slightly thicker than original, instead of the original cold-rolled mild steel. The chassis is about 50 lbs heavier, a small price to pay for greatly increased corrosion resistance and reliability.

How much is Carroll Shelby’s original Cobra worth?

While the car didn’t go for as much as the first-ever Cobra, which sold for $13.75 million in 2016, $5.94 million is still a lot. It’s not surprising considering this is Carroll’s personal car.

Does factory five sell complete cars?

Can I purchase a completed GTM? We only sell the chassis and body kit parts. However, we do know of a network of small hot rod and custom shops that will inevitably build completed race and street cars for customers. E-mail us for a list of such businesses at [email protected].

Will Factory Five build the car for you?

Does Factory 5 build Turn Key Cars or Rolling Chassis? Factory Five only builds kits that require the customer or a automotive shop to fully construct the kit into a vehicle. If you do not have the resources to build a Factory Five, you can contact us for a list of recommended builders.

What kind of car was used in the movie Cobra?

1950 Mercury
The custom 1950 Mercury driven by Cobretti in the film was actually owned by star Sylvester Stallone. The studio produced stunt doubles of the car for use in some of the action sequences, such as the jump from the second floor of the parking garage.

Which Cobra replica is best?

The Factory Five Mk4 Roadster is the world’s best-selling replica of all time. The Mk4 Roadster is designed to accurately reproduce the looks of the legendary 427 Shelby Cobra, keeping its essence intact while using modern technology, parts and materials to improve performance, reliability and comfort.

Does Jay Leno own a Shelby Cobra?

Even though there are plenty of top-notch continuation and replica Cobras out there—in fact, Leno has even built his own—nothing can compare to the original. They all feel different,” said Leno. “This feels original. It feels exactly what Carroll Shelby intended it to be.”

Who was Tony Maxey?

The next owner was Tony Maxey, who was ticketed by the CHP for speeding, then lost control of the car and launched it off a cliff into Half Moon Bay. The car was demolished and Maxey died a few days later. Around the same period, Shelby sold CSX 3015 to Jimmy Webb, the noted song-writer, for a paultry $10,500.

Are factory 5 cars street legal?

Factory Five products are expressly sold for custom car-building, racing and off-road use and are not intended to be used in conventional passenger or other legal highway applications.

How much will the f9r cost?

This single-piece machined iron block motor can be bought as a plug-and-play crate engine, pre-assembled with Haltech engine management and Bosch injectors, and pre-tuned on a dyno, for US$55,200 – although there’s plenty to be saved by doing the assembly and tune yourself.

What did Sylvester Stallone Drive in Cobra?

Sylvester Stallone starred as a bad-arse LA cop in the 1986 action flick Cobra, but the best bit about the film is his car – a sweet, chopped and nitrous-fed 1950 Mercury leadsled.