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ACHiPo 10-07-2017 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by desgros@vtlink. (Post 1431142)
VERY NICE Andrew!

You will be getting the best of the best.

I plan to visit ERA on 20 October when I am in the New Britain area on business.
I'll look forward to seeing your Slabside.

John
ERA Slabside #3010 289 BRG

Well my frame and body may be started by then. Progress (assuming there is) pictures would be greatly appreciated!

desgros@vtlink. 10-07-2017 11:42 PM

Andrew,

I will let you know.

John ERA #3010 Slabside BRG 289

AndrewB 10-27-2017 01:41 PM

Just a quick update with new pictures from ERA. Just waiting on the truck to pick it up!

https://i.imgur.com/xDw0NYSl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5s0112Zl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/odT3dcFl.jpg

xb-60 10-27-2017 04:08 PM

Beautiful Andrew! That colour is perfect for a 289 roadster.

Cheers,
Glen

66gtk 10-30-2017 08:16 PM

Wow! Love it!

RockBit 10-31-2017 11:19 AM

Looks fantastic! I bet you can't wait til it arrives.

AndrewB 10-31-2017 11:39 AM

Thanks everyone -- I am definitely excited! Intercity said the next truck up to the northwest was mid-November so I'm hoping to see it in a month or so.

ACHiPo 10-31-2017 01:36 PM

Andrew,
How long will it take from when you notified Intercity until you receive the car?

Evan

AndrewB 10-31-2017 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ACHiPo (Post 1432100)
Andrew,
How long will it take from when you notified Intercity until you receive the car?

Evan

Not a clue. They said they'd call me a few days before pick up and I assume that they would be able to give me an ETA at that point. FWIW I made my booking on 10/23.

HealeyRick 11-01-2017 12:16 PM

Beautiful color combination, Andrew. That ice metallic blue (Princess Blue, I think) really shows off the curved lines of the AC body and the red interior sets it off perfectly. I did get to see John's ERA at Stowe also and BRG also looks quite nice on a slabside as well. Well done!

1795 11-01-2017 12:28 PM

Looks great! It will turn heads when you go down the road. Nice colors. I do like a red interior.

AndrewB 11-03-2017 11:32 AM

I was really struck by the princess blue/red color combination, but I understand its not for everyone. I'm sure I'll hear a few "shoulda done a black interior" but that's OK by me. I am a bit concerned though that I might have chosen a red leather that is too bright. ERA offered a great selection of swatches and now I feel like I should have chosen a darker version. I'll cross that bridge when it comes to it, but as of now that is a future me dilemma.

*13* 11-03-2017 11:48 AM

Looks amazing! Don’t think you’ll have too many regrets.

*13* 11-03-2017 12:02 PM

Looks amazing! Donít think youíll have too many regrets.

NOS-EDDIE 11-03-2017 03:44 PM

Go with your gut and first impulse. There were color choices for 289s which made for such a classy combination. I think the red gives it style

RodKnock 11-03-2017 04:47 PM

Handsome looking car there. Congrats!

ACHiPo 11-04-2017 07:07 AM

Love the red interior! Great combination with your body color. I saw an original Princess Blue over red 289 rebuilt by David Wagner at The Cobra Experience in Martinez, CA and it was stunning. Not sure if it’s the same 2242 car that is your inspiration, but it was beautiful.

RockBit 01-01-2018 10:09 AM

Andrew - Have you received your car yet? How about an update...

AndrewB 01-01-2018 10:38 AM

Thanks for the prod Chris. I've been meaning to post an update for a few weeks now. The car was delivered on Dec 8th and it is everything I hoped for -- ERA and Connecticut Custom really nailed it. I haven't had a ton of time to work on the car due to the holidays, but so far we've got the front end pretty much wrapped up and will be moving to the rear next weekend. After that its back to finishing the engine. I'm very impressed with ERA's meticulous packaging of the parts and related hardware. It makes it very easy to assemble instead of spending a bunch of time chasing your tail.

I'll get some more pictures up soon, but it resides in a cramped Seattle garage so its not nearly as an impressive scene as some of your guys workshops so set your expectations accordingly :)

My first view during unloading
https://i.imgur.com/mmr95lAl.jpg

At home after figuring out how to get it up the steep driveway. Pucker factor was high on that one!
https://i.imgur.com/iZ6Aw3nl.jpg

Also, Intercity Lines was great to deal with. The driver, Mike, was fantastic and very helpful during the delivery.

AndrewB 03-07-2018 10:02 AM

Apologies for the lack of updates. There have not been many picture worthy events lately as it's just been a tedious processes getting the rear end fully buttoned up. One of those two steps forward, one step back type of things. Anyway, the rear end is in and I hope not to see it again :). Now that the front and rear ends are done it's time to pivot back to the engine.

Prepare the patient
https://i.imgur.com/TFmJsmrl.jpg

Home sweet home
https://i.imgur.com/5sfTyE4l.jpg

Again, I really envy you guys with big garages!

Hopefully the updates will come at a faster pace from here on out.


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