Pilgrim Sumo AC Cobra replica

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Make: Pilgrim AC Cobra Replica

Model: Sumo

Year: 1979

Mileage: 3996

MAKE ENQUIRY CALL 07595 218406


AC Cobra Replica.

Pilgrim Sumo 2.


Stunning Ford Imperial blue metallic with light tan trim.

Only 3,996 miles since build.

1st registration 07.06.1979

FDD 595T.


Built in the late 1990’s as a labour of love and completed early 2000’s.




Ford 2.1 pro-power spec Pinto engine OHC, RJD pro-flo upgrades including Piper cam, Kent valve springs, Janspeed 4 branch tubular exhaust manifolds, Weber carb, K&N air filter, Lumenition ignition kit, felpro gaskets, Stewart Warner instruments, 13 row oil cooler, thermostatic Ken Lowe cooling fan etc.


4 speed manual.


Halibrand style reproduction wheels with spinners.

Front and rear nudge bars.


Chrome front wing vents.

Black vinyl hood with zip on side screens.

Tonneau cover.

Rear wings – aluminium stone guards.

Mota Lita polished wood / ally sports steering wheel.

Comfortable inertia seat belts.

Chrome safety bar with wind diffuser.

Chrome tipped exhaust.

Chrome race style centre mounted fuel filler cap.

Locking wheel nuts with key.

Emergency puncture repair kit.

Spare keys.

Twin period style side mirrors.

Heater and blower.

Clear Perspex, side deflectors and sun visors.


Built to an excellent standard by a very enthusiastic private individual over several years, as a labour of love, 1995 – 2002 approx.

Donor car was a 1979 Ford Cortina MK4 which the builder purchased virtually new (Invoice on file).

The engine was fully rebuilt and uprated shortly before the car was built but has still travelled very nominal mileage since.

All old MOT’s for donor and Cobra on file.

The builder enjoyed the project but only used the car very infrequently in his 20 years or so with it.

All build documentation is on file, including Pilgrim brochures, manuals etc. DVLA registration details, V5, old MOT’s.   Large file of parts invoices, along with correspondence and invoices from Pilgrim sports-cars.


The overall condition of both body and paint is nothing short of superb.

Additional stone chip/similar protection was applied to the underside of the 4 wings when it was painted, giving lots of protection to the inner panels from stone chipping which is one of the major causes of star cracking to fibreglass cars.

This car has no obvious or visible body or paint defects in respect of paint finish, stone chips, star cracks, crazing or ripples. It gives the appearance of being only a few years old and still presents superbly with excellent body panel alignment.

The wheels are unmarked, deep tread on tyres, chrome, and trim near perfect.

All the weather equipment is like new, overall, in similar condition to many Cobra’s at twice the price!

Performance / driving.

Runs and drives really well with a lovely throaty exhaust note. Light and nimble to drive with excellent performance, economical too!  Performance wise only a very short tailpipe behind a Rover 3.5 engined example we recently sold.

The lightweight 4-cylinder engine makes the car light for great performance and very easy to drive handling.


Never been raced or used on a track day, no crashes, fully HPI clear and all clear certificate is on file. Current red V5, mot until 18.8.2023, taxation class ‘Historic’ free road tax, big build and history file.

This is a great fun, enthusiasts car, fast, noisy, and looks significantly more expensive than it actually is!

Cheap classic car insurance, plentiful parts and specialists.

What’s not to like!

Please call to arrange viewing, 07595 218406, Gloucester.  Please see www.countyclassics.net for more photos and video. All information for guidance only, please check and satisfy yourself of all descriptions and specification listed.