1980 Pilgrim Family Tourer
Put together in 1992; one of 250 four seaters thought to have been built; donor car was 1980 Ford Cortina; galvanised chassis; offered here from a deceased estate
There are not many kit cars suitable for four adults but Pilgrim marketed these FTs as just that, alongside its smaller siblings, the Bulldog and Sumo.
Notes on file suggest that the original builder of the car, near Portsmouth, was a retired Artificer in the Royal Navy, so we can assume that he knew what he was doing on the engineering/mechanical front. It is believed that the original donor car was a 1980 1,593cc 80,000 mile standard Ford Cortina. Bought in 1991, it was built up using the galvanised chassis option, purchasing many original instruments and trim direct from Pilgrim and of course the fibreglass wings, bonnet and boot. We understand it was completed in around 1992 and used only sparingly, adding approximately 6,500 miles, having had oil/filter change and cooling system flushed and refilled at 5000 miles.
At some point c.1995, it was sold locally and again seldom used, although was looked after having all the brakes renewed and adjusted and after only a short fun time, the car was sold on to our vendor's family in around 1998. One of the first jobs to do was strip the engine, clean the head, fit new valves and generally tidy it up. Soon after, new headlights were fitted and some repairs made to the fuel tank. It has been with them ever since and unfortunately only being offered for sale following the owner passing away last year. From the same stable as the Bentley Mk VI in the auction, the family are no strangers to the classic car scene. In November it was reported on having some poor running issues but after new leads, plugs, battery and alternator, it was running again, sailing through an MOT (expires November this year) and was driven over 50 miles to our site in January.
Now showing 13,600 miles, it has obviously been used and looks like it has been kept on the road most of the time, but only covering a few hundred miles each year. Possibly a potential vehicle for a staycation this Summer with all (or some) of the family?
Included with the car is a complete original construction manual, a potted history from the previous owner and some maintenance invoices.
Further information - [email protected]
Reg No: GBT82W
Chassis Number: 9KJH472
Engine Number: AE32214
Engine Size: 1593cc
Docs: V5C; MOT expires November 21, old MOT; historic invoices, manuals and typed history of the car
Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)
- Put in your highest bid you would be prepared to go to.
- Bidding at the last moment may leave you disappointed. Any earlier bid is always taken first, so doing this may only push someone else up and prevent you from becoming the highest bidder.
- No bids can be placed once the time remaining ends, therefore do not delay.