Not being content with their achievements Pilgrim continued the development of the Bulldog Roadster by introducing the Mk. IV version in 1988. This car had all the body features of the Mk.lll but used the mechanical parts from a Ford Cortina. This opened up a wide European market for the Bulldog. For a few years the Bulldog remained unchanged whilst Pilgrim Cars developed their Family Tourer and Sumo models. Much experience was gained, and development work resumed on the Bulldog Mk.V in 1991. The resulting car is shown in this brochure
ON THE ROAD
On the road it is not difficult to see why the Bulldog is such a popular kit. The solidly constructed chassis combined with the thick fibreglass body produces a taught, rattle-free sports car. The steering is light and responsive. The well positioned gear lever enables rapid, positive gear selection. The range of Ford engines endow the light weight Bulldog with plenty of power and acceleration. With the hood folded down and wind in the hair, the Bulldog is sensational fun to drive. Due to the skill and experience of the chassis designer, it handles as a sports car should. The engine is sited well back giving excellent weight distribution, whilst the steering and suspension geometry have been expertly set for positive cornering.
In town, people often comment on the high quality of finish asking questions like, "Did you restore her yourself?"
Far from a restoration job, the Bulldog is built from a brand new long lasting body and a tough new steel chassis. The bodywork is made from rust-free fibreglass with a deep colour impregnated scratch resistant gel coat surface. Under this is thick, hand laminated fibreglass reinforcement. All edges are returned for appearance, strength and longevity. Under the body is a solidly engineered, JIG built and MIG welded steel chassis. It is made from very strong structural engineering box section tube with a wall thickness of at least 3 mm on all main chassis rails.
All fixing holes for the mechanical parts are accurately pre-drilled to make the chassis ready for immediate, rapid assembly.
Front Suspension Independent double wishbone
Rear Axle Live tvpe with 4 trailing arms
Brakes Disc front and drum rear
Steering Rack and pinion
Kerbside weight 920Kg (approx)
Dimensions As above
Demonstration There are many replica's on sale, so it is extremely important that you purchase wisely. We believe that you cannot buy better than a Pilgrim, and are proud to demonstrate our cars to you. If you would like a demonstration drive of your favoured car at our factory, please telephone for an appointment so that we can ensure that a car is available for you. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and on most Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Pilgrim cars are situated in the village of Small Dole which is approximately ten miles northwest of Brighton and can be easily reached from the A23, A24 or A27.