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Old 11-03-2017, 10:51 AM
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The deposit check is on the way to New Britain for a 427 street car. This will be my second ERA, but the first that I have built. Now to gather parts and have what I can ready when it arrives late next year. And to decide on a color...

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Old 11-03-2017, 11:05 AM
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And to decide on a color...
Very nice. Personally, I'm partial to... ahhhhh, never mind.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:23 AM
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Congratulations! The wait is a killer, but working with Peter and crew has been top notch.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:27 AM
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I'm currently flipping back and forth between black and red, but who knows what I'll be thinking when it's ready to head to the painter.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:33 AM
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I'm currently flipping back and forth between black and red, but who knows what I'll be thinking when it's ready to head to the painter.
The only color suggestion I will seriously throw in your direction is "white." But only for the underside of the dashboard/cowl area. Now, the only time you'll ever appreciate it is when you're on your back with your head up behind the dash, but having that area painted white makes it a thousand times easier to see your wiring. And it's not a job you can do "after the fact."
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I vote for beige.
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The only color suggestion I will seriously throw in your direction is "white." But only for the underside of the dashboard/cowl area. Now, the only time you'll ever appreciate it is when you're on your back with your head up behind the dash, but having that area painted white makes it a thousand times easier to see your wiring. And it's not a job you can do "after the fact."
That sounds like a great idea. Hope I remember to do it!
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:56 AM
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"Red or Black" the two most commonly ticketed colors, and favorites of mine. My all black '57 Ford pickup would be followed by helecopters at nite and rousted by police while sitting eating my lunch at work. Brings a whole new meaning to D.W.B. Also had a couple arrest me red cars with the Bob Falfa glove box syndrome. You know, "file that under chicken shi..."
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I like red and black but I swear the cops are in the trunk of my red car. Every time I drive it they just magically appear in my rear view mirror. The blue one with stripes they don't seem to watch as closely.

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Hardest part of any build is choosing the color. Black, no red, no white, no blue, never beige. That last one was easy! LOL One black, one white here and both are a ***** to keep clean, but God they look good when they are. Congrats and enjoy the ride!
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If you're 75 years old and you want to match the color of your 1998 Toyota Camry in the driveway, then you paint your Cobra beige.

I prefer mine unpainted.
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I vote for beige.
Beige? That reminds me of an old joke, which goes something like this:

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Old 11-03-2017, 03:37 PM
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I always smile every time I hear another street car is being done. Congrats....
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i'm beige......lol
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I'm sort of partial to black. But I started out with red before I went for black. Never had a red car before at the time but now I have a new Race Red Mustang and that sucker is bright. If you are paranoid about being run over in your Cobra, paint it Race Red - they should have called it Retina-searing Red. No excuse for anyone running over you in something painted this color.

But, if you want classic or classey - go black or silver.

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There are a lot of colors that look great on these cars, but one requirement for me is that it is a color that looks like it would have been available in the mid 60s when Cobras were new. My other ERA was Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes, so that probably rules out blue. The narrow hipped CSX3130 is black and maybe the most beautiful 427 car in the world, so that pushes me that way. I love red, but my '66 Mustang GT convertible is Candyapple Red. That said, Porsche's Carmine Red is darker and might be perfect. BRG and '66 Ivy Green are great colors too.
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Congratulations on placing your order. I found color to be the hardest choice I made on mine, but was pleased with the outcome.

It's hard to beat a black car. The darker colors really make the chrome pieces pop.
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I love black street builds, with a low stance
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