cars were hand formed at the AC factory in
shipped to the US for the engine installation, and ultimately,
Unfortunately, as happens in racing, all but one of the
were damaged enough to be re-bodied at one time or another.
To make our original
(a perfect body to take a mold from),
we first bought
buck that was used to make replacement bodies for the race cars.
Unfortunately, we found that the shape just didn't match up
pictures we had of the original cars. Finally, in
to Arizona, where the only un-rebodied FIA had a home. Phil
our President, spent two days going over that original car with camera,
measure and template to utterly define the
|For those who need more
also offer the
of street equipment, including bumpers, grill and grill guard.
This car also has
wire wheels and smooth
Even the oil cooler scoop can be deleted.
choose to have the chrome
street bumpers (at right) or
that the original
raced with. Stewart Warner instruments are standard. Smiths
(which were only used on the British 289s) are optional.
Front and rear
bumper hoops are
If you are going to drive your car daily, the extra protection is
at the details: Correct
flares, both front and rear. Doors with concave
rear edges. Forward-braced roll bar. Trunk lid
with bumps for
FIA suitcase (or a smooth lid, for the street look), and a authentic
aluminum trunk laid
out as original.
(in chrome-plated brass
it will exactly replace an original) can be laid back 6 degrees or
in a more upright (street) angle. And many, many more details
only an expert would notice.
Our inner hood and trunk inner panels are fully finished, with
hardware. Even the hood prop (seen at the left) is detailed
others would attempt.
has aluminum wheel houses and brushed aluminum
fiberglass footboxes, as original. The pedestal that carried the
transverse leaf and expansion tank is there too. Our trunk duplicates
original configuration, with aluminum panels for everything except for
spare tire well.
rectangular tail-lights, license plate light and jackpads are standard.
The license bracket and bungy hold-down
The throttle box, wiper mount and cowl reinforcing tubes are
would normally be included only in a kit that costs twice as much.
The windshield is chrome plated brass, and is mounted so that it can be
to either the stock street angle or the flattened installation of the
cars. The door handles and latch mechanisms are reproductions
originals. We even include the stainless steel side curtain and top
receptacles. With the street option, door and trunk gaskets and
door moldings are included.
filler is polished
with a spring loaded latch system. Even the proper exterior side
Original style 3 5/8" and 2 5/8" Stewart
instruments are standard. All but the tachometer
used in the original race car. We are working on a reproduction of the
90 degree sweep Sun tachometer.
|The standard (Competition style)
has no glovebox
speedometer is in front of the passenger. If you wish, we can shift the
speedometer and add the glovebox to the configuration immediately
Since the basic kit is a duplicate of a race car, the doors have no
Thinly upholstered (vinyl) racing bucket seats hold you firmly but
All the original aluminum interior panels and tunnel are exposed.
the doors are upholstered and have a storage pocket like the
289 street car. Duplicates of the street 289 seats are covered in black
as standard, leather and other colors are available on special order.
with clock, is also available at extra cost.
is unique in offering as standard
to the footboxes. All the
valves and controls are
E.R.A. even drills the holes in the cowl and supplies the male
fasteners for the tonneau and soft top.
The engine compartment has holes for all the
All the aluminum is
in protective plastic film to prevent marking during the kit-building
The fuse boxes, relays and wiring harness are included with the wiring
Our standard roll
like the original, with a forward brace to the floor. It's
mounted to the main chassis rails and fully
street driven car, you can choose
optional front and rear
Optional bumper hoops offer even more protection.
hardware is standard.
windshield is chrome plated brass. The fuel
is polished aluminum, with a spring loaded latch
supply all the connections to the tank, including vent and drain lines.
course, all the parts are already installed on the kit, complete with
gasket seal between the cap and body. No drilling or hole
both fender and dash, are supplied with the kit, appropriate to whether
are getting a standard competition (at right) or street model.
and right rear view mirrors.
drills the holes in the cowl and supplies
fasteners for the
and soft top.
Our optional oil
special aluminum shrouding. Also
included in the oil cooler kit are all the hoses
style anodized aluminum fittings ,and the block adapter.
The engine compartment firewall is brushed
aluminum, with the holes for the firewall
The fuse boxes, relays and wiring harness are included.
E.R.A. offers a steering
of the original 16") and upper column that are
to the original, complete with the proper center cap.