THE E.R.A. GT

A Replica of the
Ford GT40 MK1

The facts are clear. The ERA GT has no equal!  Compare our body, engineering, and level of support with others. 

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THE ERA GT KIT

AN UNASSEMBLED PRODUCTION CAR
$54,900

Like the ERA 427SC, the ERA GT kit was designed to be put together like a production car. No fabrication is necessary, so your garage simply becomes the final assembly line. Carefully chosen components are thoroughly integrated into the overall design. All the holes, caged nuts, receptacles, brackets, adapters, etc. that are necessary to mount these components were designed into our kit from the beginning. 

Except for the drive-train, wheels and some standard suspension components, everything necessaryto complete a finished automobile is there. From a custom aluminum radiator to the minutia of wiring harness clips.   Furthermore, the standard pieces are the highest quality .  We don't skimp, even where you can't see


THE ERA BODY

The ERA GT body is a near-perfect copy of the original Ford GT40 MK I race car, with improvements made for longevity, silence, and weather sealing.   Because many of our cars will be used on the street, our standard fiberglass layup is formulated toward maintaining excellent body shaperather than feather-light weight (although custom layups are possible). The front and rear body sections are hand laid using random fiberglass mat so that the paintable surface will show no cloth pattern, even after many years.

Front view of Jims car

THE  
CHASSIS

 

Small chassis The ERAGT CHASSIS (LHD or RHD)  is a semi-monocoque structure like the original.  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. The only major change from the original is the substitution of a graphite/kevlar  reinforced plastic roof for the original steel one (which wasn't particularly structural anyway.)  By narrowing the rocker panels slightly, we give you more interior space and comfort . Unlike the original GT40, our chassis is designed for an efficient (optional) air conditioning system. 

All the components that you must install are simply bolted in. The chassis already has caged nuts for almost everything imaginable. 


SUSPENSION

The E.R.A. kit includes front and rear aluminum castings, ball joints, bushings and control arms, all closely duplicating the original car.  Pin-drive pieces are optional, replacing the designed-for Corvette components.

Small front suspension
Front suspension

Small rear suspension
Rear Suspension

The E.R.A. custom aluminum/magnesium alloy uprights accept production axles, bearings and brakes so that servicing is easy and economical.  Coil-over dampers from Spax, Koni and other sources are optional. A rear sway bar is also available.

OTHER SYSTEMS

BRAKES/CLUTCH

Except for the rotors and calipers (from late model Corvette), the ERA GT comes with all hydraulic and mechanical parts for the brakes and clutch control systems. From the pedals to the stainless steel sheathed caliper flex lines, everything is included and pre-installed.  A fore-and-aft adjustable pedal assembly comes complete with dual brake master cylinders w/balance bar, clutch master and slave cylinder, bracket and connecting rod, and fluid reservoirs. All lines and fittings are also included and installed.

THE THROTTLE SYSTEM INCLUDES the accelerator pedal assembly, with special progressive linkage and the cable and bracket 

THE COOLING SYSTEM includes a heavy duty custom made aluminum radiator with dual cooling fans for worry free driving.

Heater wellOUR INTERIOR: Dashboard with Stewart Warner gages, seats, carpet, door panels, tunnel cover and console/arm rest, and finished rear bulkhead, plus the steering column and steering wheel are also included.

A complete ELECTRICAL SYSTEM comes with all lights (installed), plus modular wiring harnesses, relays and circuit breakers.

TRIM AND ATTACHMENTS INCLUDE the door aero-fairings, side view mirrors, all weather seals , grommets, louvered aluminum panels for top and rear of rear body, hand brake cables, air duct hoses, defroster grille, rooftop exhaust vent w/water trap & drain hose 

GLAZING, includes laminated windshield, hard coated acrylic door and rear windows with swing-out vent windows, safety glass intermediate rear window w/gasket, and windshield wiper arm & blade 

FUEL SYSTEM, INSTALLED, includes two cross-linked polyethylene impact resistant foam filled fuel tanks with fittings and hoses , two aluminum filler caps and all connecting hardware. 


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Engine: Ford small block, 289-351CIDw/Holley 4bbl 
  • Transmission: Pantera ZF 5DS-25/2 5speed transaxle (modified to original orientation) 
  • Chassis: Mid-engine stainless steel semi-monocoque with integral rollbar, square tube subframe front and rear. 
  • Suspension: Front:: Independent, double wishbone, coil-over dampers, cast aluminum hub carriers 
  • Rear: Independant, reverse lower A, top radius arm, with trailing arms, coil-over dampers 
  • Wheels Bolt-on wheels, 8.5" x 15"(F) and 10"x 15"(R) or 
  • Pin Drive in various sizes from 8" and 9.5" x 15 to 9.5" and 12.5" x 17" 
  • Body: Hand laid fiberglass body panels with Carbon/Kevlar roof.  Inner panels are bonded in with special techniques to reduce "print through" on the outside body panels 
  • Brakes: Vented disc, 11.5 or 12" front and rear, Aluminum calipers, emergency brake built-in at the rear 
  • Steering: Rack and pinion, left or right hand drive 
  • Comfort Adjustable seats, steering wheel and pedal assembly. Will accomodate 6'4" people with "Gurney Bubble" 
  • Ventilation Flow through, with optional AirConditioning and/or heater 

DIMENSIONS

  • Wheelbase: 95"/241cm 
  • Track, Front: 57" with 8.5"-10" wheel 
  • Rear: 58"-59" with 10"-14" wheel 
  • Body Length: 165"/419cm 
  • Body Width: 70"-74" (Std or "1075" flares) 
  • Body Height: 40.5"/103cm with 4.8" ground clearance 
  • Ground clearance: Adjustable, 4"-5.5" 
  • Weight, dry: 2350-2550 lbs depending on options 
  • Fuel Capacity: 16 gallons total, two tanks 
Era Replica Automobiles

608-612 E. Main St.
New Britain, CT 06051
Tel. 860-224-0253
Fax 860-827-1055