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Old 12-02-2017, 05:50 AM
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Love the color. The sunburst wheels are going to look amazing as well. Congrats on living your dream.

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What a cool story! :-)
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Thanks to all, for your input on the BRG (Zagato Dark) paint that I chose years, years ago, I've had this car in my head since 1967 when Automobile Quarterly (Vol 6 No 1) did a comparison test between a XK-120 Jag, and a street 427 Cobra, as the fastest car's of their era (Great read), that's the reasoning for the BRG, Sunbrust's, and the 60 series tires, also no roll bar's, or stripes. The side pipes would have been a hassle to remove, so they will stay. I promised a story about Mark Donohue in the 1968 Trams-Am race at Kent, that's coming up next, so stay tuned. Tom.
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Tom,

So well understood. My love affair started in 1963 when I first saw a Slabside owned by a Dartmouth student in Hanover, NH. In 1966 a 427 also in Hanover. Fast forward to my ERA 289 BRG Slabside. Worth the nearly 50 year wait.

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Old 12-05-2017, 06:15 AM
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A couple more shots, taken outside...

I told Tom via email that I couldn't wait to see it out in the sun... And then it occurred to me that in coastal Washington state, this is about as close to a sunny day as we're going to get...

Still, seeing these pics has got me thinking more and more about how cool a full street 427 replica would look parked in the garage next to the 289 car...

Curse you, Tom- I need another car project like I need a hole in my round, bald head.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:35 AM
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Oh Rob, Oh Rob, what have I done You know a street 427 is just what you need. I know of two kits (Classic Roadsters) around that are just dying to be built ( I believe you know those somewhat ), and what a great excuse to make a trip to the great NW. Now you know what that means, in a few years I would have to sell my V-8 RX-7 and buy a 289FIA . The can of worm's is opened?? Thank you again for posting, Rob. P.S. You were right the best day in week's, and week's.
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