Club Cobra GasN Exhaust  

Go Back   Club Cobra > Manufacturers, Engine Builders, tools, and parts. > ERA---Speak with Bob Putnam

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Keith Craft Racing
Nevada Classics
Main Menu
Module Jump:
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Keith Craft Racing
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
August 2020
S M T W T F S
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree5Likes
  • 3 Post By JWheaton
  • 2 Post By DanEC

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2020, 08:13 PM
JWheaton's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Midland Park, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA 389 427s/o
Posts: 1,246
Not Ranked     
Default ERA #389 Onto a New Home

It has been 4 days since my ERA left my garage onto its new home and still regret sinks in.

I had the car for 15 years and aside from the normal updating of things the car never gave me an ounce of trouble. It always made me smile.

I knew if there was ever a problem I could get an answer from ERA. I did not buy it from them but they treated me as if I did. I will need to put my deposit down on my next ERA soon.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2020, 08:54 PM
ERA 626's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Danville, CA
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX 6079 482CI CSX cross ram
Posts: 1,123
Not Ranked     
Default

I agree, I had ERA 626 for 17 years zero problems. I sold it to a friend. Im hoping my CSX is as nice as the ERA in terms of handling... That ERA car out of the box was spot on... a simple alignment at the local shop and it drove perfectly...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2020, 02:19 AM
xb-60's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Adelaide, SA
Cobra Make, Engine: 289FIA 'English' spec.
Posts: 7,456
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWheaton View Post
It has been 4 days since my ERA left my garage onto its new home and still regret sinks in.

I had the car for 15 years and aside from the normal updating of things the car never gave me an ounce of trouble. It always made me smile.

I knew if there was ever a problem I could get an answer from ERA. I did not buy it from them but they treated me as if I did. I will need to put my deposit down on my next ERA soon.
Great looking car!
So you're ordering another ERA? Another 427... or....?

Cheers!
Glen
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2020, 04:03 AM
mrmustang's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Greenville, SC
Cobra Make, Engine: 69 GT500 fastback, mystery Ford powered, 2dr convertible
Posts: 11,513
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWheaton View Post
It has been 4 days since my ERA left my garage onto its new home and still regret sinks in.

I had the car for 15 years and aside from the normal updating of things the car never gave me an ounce of trouble. It always made me smile.

I knew if there was ever a problem I could get an answer from ERA. I did not buy it from them but they treated me as if I did. I will need to put my deposit down on my next ERA soon.
Jamie,

I was so surprised the car was on the market for as long as it was. Glad it's found a new home. Can't wait to see what your next one will be like.

Bill S.
__________________
Instead of being part of the problem, be part of a successful solution.
First time Cobra buyers-CLICK HERE
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2020, 08:18 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: cleveland, OH
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX4000, 427
Posts: 1,940
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWheaton View Post
I will need to put my deposit down on my next ERA soon.
So, what are you going to order differently on your new ERA ?
__________________
"After jumping into an early lead, Miles pitted for no reason. He let the entire field go by before re-entering the race. The crowd was jumping up and down as he stunned the Chevrolet drivers by easily passing the entire field to finish second behind MacDonald's other team Cobra. The Corvette people were completely demoralized."
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-12-2020, 07:21 PM
Sawdust's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North of Toronto, Ont
Cobra Make, Engine: Superformance #1950, Roush 402R, TKO600
Posts: 492
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWheaton View Post
It has been 4 days since my ERA left my garage onto its new home and still regret sinks in.

I had the car for 15 years and aside from the normal updating of things the car never gave me an ounce of trouble. It always made me smile.

I knew if there was ever a problem I could get an answer from ERA. I did not buy it from them but they treated me as if I did. I will need to put my deposit down on my next ERA soon.
Jamie
Congrats on the sale of your ERA. I knew you had it for sale for a while. Keep us posted on your new ERA
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-13-2020, 08:21 AM
JWheaton's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Midland Park, NJ
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA 389 427s/o
Posts: 1,246
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrmustang View Post
Jamie,

I was so surprised the car was on the market for as long as it was. Glad it's found a new home. Can't wait to see what your next one will be like.

Bill S.

I was surprised as well. Not for trying. I had around 20 inquiries from France that were hoping it was 30 years old. At 27 years old they could not import it.

All the US buyers wanted to be in at around $35K.

When possible, I would be looking at an FIA. Saving my pennies and nickles again!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2020, 03:38 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hardwick, VT
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA Slabside BRG 289
Posts: 244
Not Ranked     
Default

Interesting what some US buyers wanted to pay. Quality is not inexpensive.


John
ERA #3010 Slabside 289 SB BRG
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2020, 06:50 AM
DanEC's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central, AR
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA Street Roadster #782 with 459 cu in FE KC engine, toploader, 3.31
Posts: 4,137
Not Ranked     
Default

I recently sold my low mileage, pristine 2003 Lightning on AutoTrader. Lots of internet trolls and tire kickers show up out of no where. First question is either what is the lowest price you will take for it or an offer of about 1/2 price. Takes a while to wade though all of them to find a serious buyer.
__________________
ERA 782 Running
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfge...b1-77fqwFRu7c]
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2020, 08:08 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 968
Neutral     
Default

Congratulations on the sale of your beautiful ERA. I think you will very much enjoy an FIA. I've had a number of ERA 427 cars and the FIA I most recently had was so much fun! They are all amazing cars. I think if I were be forced to choose, I enjoyed driving the FIA the most.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2020, 03:15 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Frederick, CO
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA SC 427 #649, ERA FIA 2158 in process
Posts: 77
Not Ranked     
Default

Place your order NOW, it takes years to get your car. Well worth the wait, but you have to plan WAY ahead!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2020, 04:27 PM
patrickt's Avatar
Half-Ass Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA #732, 428FE (447 CID), TKO600, Solid Flat Tappet Cam, Tons of Aluminum
Posts: 20,221
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6TNCRZY View Post
Place your order NOW, it takes years to get your car. Well worth the wait, but you have to plan WAY ahead!
Or find someone higher in the queue that has hit on hard times and buy his slot. Bribing Peter doesn't work; I know because I tried.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2020, 09:49 PM
Registered User
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 1
Not Ranked     
Default New owner

James thank you for the car. I look forward to many good years and hope you find what you are looking for. I am working on fixing some niggles and then lots of driving. Hello form! Eric
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2020, 10:47 PM
xb-60's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Adelaide, SA
Cobra Make, Engine: 289FIA 'English' spec.
Posts: 7,456
Not Ranked     
Default

Welcome to Club Cobra, Eric, and congratulations on purchasing ERA389. From what I know about the car, and ERA cars in general, you will very much enjoy your purchase

Cheers,
Glen
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2020, 07:33 AM
Chaplin's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: God's country, ME
Cobra Make, Engine: Original ERA 427sc, Powered by Gessford
Posts: 2,674
Not Ranked     
Default

Beautiful car, Wheatie. I know it was tough to let it go. Hopefully the new owner will have time to put some miles on it and enjoy it.

Let me know if you need help selecting options on the FIA.
__________________
Replica is not a dirty word.

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy
Links monetized by VigLink