We work to the highest quality spec, from galvanised chassis to stainless steel exhaust system, chrome & alloy exterior trim, cockpit & boot carpeting, and leather seats.
Generating 300 BHP, our powerful factory-built roadster packs a punch. The Pilgrim Sumo MK3 comes in as right hand or left-hand drive.
A simply beautiful body design.
For those of our fans who prefer to keep their hands relatively clean, why not have your dream Cobra Replica built at the Pilgrim Motorsports factory? Choose your specification, colour, and trim combinations, and allow us to build you the most cost-effective Cobra replica available. You could be taking delivery in 10/12 weeks from today.
Drive. Right-hand or left-hand drive options
Body Type. Roadster
Engine Size. 5,700cc V8
Power. 300 BHP
Gearbox. Manual 5 Speed
Colours. Choose from any British standard colours
Pilgrim are justifiably proud of their chassis, both in design and strength. Improvements have been made over the 35 years from the MK1 Cobra Replica in 1997 to the MK3, which led with a ladder frame chassis. We very quickly learned our lesson and, unlike many other kit manufacturers, promptly swapped to the much stronger, and far more rigid, box frame semi-monocoque design. This means that if you manage to park with one wheel on the curb, the flex in the chassis is not so great that you can’t open the doors.
Pilgrim Motorsports take your safety and welfare as one of our major priorities when developing and manufacturing any parts used in the build of our cars. The need for change coincided with a European rise in concern for the safety of cars in the event of side-impact. As a result, you may notice that as a matter of course the Pilgrim design now has two steel bars running down the entire length of both driver and passenger doors.
This means that Pilgrim offer a semi-monocoque chassis with serious side-impact protection at floor level, and double side-impact bars through both driver and passenger doors, which are connected directly to folded steel uprights on the chassis. If that were not enough, the 1.6mm fluted floors welded to the inner chassis rail act as a cushion in the event of an accident. In a nutshell, that equates to a combined 8mm of galvanised steel which flexes and gives in a way that leaves the passenger compartment well and truly intact.
Take a look at the front of our chassis. Note how the angles of the bottom rails have been carefully designed so that in the event of a head-on collision, the entire front end of the car folds up, forcing the engine in an upward direction by way of the engine footplates, as opposed to through the bulkhead whereby you could wind up with a few hundred pounds of V8 on your lap. Steel bulkheads offer further protection, and to make sure it does not rust out from under your feet we have made it the norm to galvanise our chassis as part of the build and value-added package.
All our chassis are built on-site by highly-experienced welders using certified materials that conform to all British standards. Constructed on a tried-and-tested jig, every chassis produced is identical and guaranteed to meet the demands of everyday driving.
We can manufacture a Cobra in four months from the deposit. We take three stage payments: for the deposit, halfway through, and for the finished product.
Our bodies are considered to be among the best in the business (says the Haynes Manual for Kit Cars). Like our chassis, all our bodies are made in-house by highly qualified and experienced laminators, and every care and effort has gone into our unique layup formula. We also use steel strengthening bars in several areas throughout.
With a Pilgrim body, you can rest assured that you are buying one of the best bodies in the business.
The engine and 5-speed manual gearbox are lifted from the Rover SD1, originally developed by Buick in the USA. The entire engine and gearbox are then fully overhauled with every last seal replaced, by our magic engine supplier Jim Robinson of JRV8’s in Northern Ireland. The engine arrives at our factory complete with trimmings, ready for the key to be turned.
Discover a perfect balance of power and handling as you propel your way through the gears at min 195 BHP (max 300 BHP), fuelled by a 4 pot Edelbrock carburettor and inlet manifold, the pulsing heart of that V8 engine reverberating through the 3” Stainless Steel Side Pipes, just a couple of feet away from your ears.
Our factory-builds offer several engine packages:
1) A crate engine Ford 302 fuel-injected.
2) A crate engine Chevy 350 fuel-injected or Chevrolet LS version.
3) A crate engine Rover V8 carburettor (depending on availability).
The first two use the Tremec five-speed gearbox, while the Rover uses its original rebuilt five-speed gearbox. Engine decisions are personal to the client and may be determined according to budget.
We don’t skimp on interior either. Even our base model boasts fluted leather bucket seats, cushioned leather-trimmed dashboard and door cards, plus leather gear stick and handbrake gaiters, with piped edge carpets. The colours are your preference, but we can guide you through and offer a few thoughts if needed. Alloy grips on the gear stick and handbrake and a Moto-Lita steering wheel all add a touch of class.
Our standard dashboard layout with 6 easy-to-read gauges (including the traditional Cobra reverse wind speedo), allows you to keep track of important engine information, and driver controls are within easy reach. The rest of your car interior is where your mind can run riot. We can add a leather tunnel top, contrast colour stitching, classic 60’s diamond stitching, different switch options and clashing or contrasting colours of leather to boot. You name it, we’ve got it!
Choose from a host of bright exterior work to enhance the shine, chrome and alloy to bring the vintage period to life, and deeper rimmed Halibrand replica wheels topped off with shining centre spinners to set your Cobra off.
All our cars are fitted with the exclusive Pilgrim Cobra Power Start Button. We have also added a discreetly hidden 12v Auxiliary output for charging your phone or running your Sat Nav; this is tucked neatly behind the dashboard to steer nicely away from a modern accessory in your classic car.
We can manufacture a Cobra in four months from the deposit, and we take three stage payments from our clients: the deposit, halfway through, and the finished product.
Love the idea of a classic but a bit overwhelmed by kit cars? We have a whole gallery of used Cobras we restored and made good as new. We also have a whole website dedicated to muscle cars, so you can browse some of our stock there, but for Cobras specifically contact us directly to see if we have what you’re after.
We are a family-run business, with some of our craftsmen bringing in their sons to the Pilgrim workforce so their skills can be passed on. We are always looking to build relationships with new clients, which hopefully will last for many years.
We know it sometimes feels like a leap of faith when taking your pride and joy to a new garage. To break the ice, please pop in for a factory tour and a coffee whilst chatting to the guys. Every second Sunday in the month we host a "Cars and Caffeine" morning from 10.00am-1.00pm, where you can meet us and like minded people to have a look around our facility. Over 400 people turned up to the last one!