View Full Version : Any high Mileage Cobras out there

Grease Monkey
11-07-05, 06:35 PM
OK i'm currently up to the grand total of 360 miles, but i wondered what the record was.

Lots of people use these as special 'high days and holidays' cars, and a few like Pat, who i've just spoken to uses his every day. (Not as a cab I presume :D )

I'm guessing most Cobras will be like most bikes and have relatively low mileage.

David Large
11-07-05, 06:52 PM
I've done 35k in mine....but over a long time.

Andy S
11-07-05, 07:27 PM
Got mine last Sept and thought 3K would be enough on insurance policey, how wrong can you be, now upped to 5K for the year and hopefully speedo will stay connected......

11-07-05, 07:31 PM
Only done 12K in 13 years:-(

11-07-05, 08:08 PM
I know of a guy in the states the has clocked up over 80k in his sbf engined superformance his daily driver.


11-07-05, 08:25 PM

My Pilgrim Sumo Mk1 has done over 67,000+ since 1989, been off the road for a few years now (needs to be re-built). I use to used every day for work. Shows that Cobra's will last!!!.


Silent Partner
11-07-05, 08:32 PM
The question is does the odometer correspond to the actual mileage? :angel: :angel:

11-07-05, 08:32 PM
At least 1700 miles since the SVA in mid-April. Speedo's not working at present :-}

11-07-05, 11:03 PM
13,500 in 3 years to date including 4 trips into Europe. :thumb: :thumb:

did 1,500 in the first month after getting it through the SVA would have been more but the Wife noticed all the 40, & 50's on the bank statement :o

11-07-05, 11:06 PM
Welcome back Tink :thumb: :thumb: and good night :thumb:

12-07-05, 05:46 AM
At least 1700 miles since the SVA in mid-April. Speedo's not working at present :-}

when mine eventually gets on the road that is one aspect of cobra ownership I am concerned about..........................................the unreliability of cobra speedo's:confused: it seems that without warning they can suddenly over read (sometimes well over 70mph) or simply stop working altogether

I think this is going to difficult especially keeping track of mileage:D

12-07-05, 05:57 AM
Since the new engine was installed (May 22 in 2005), I drove 5000 km (3100 miles)

12-07-05, 08:52 AM
18,000 mls in the 5 1/2 yrs its been on the road inc. 2 trips to france.


12-07-05, 10:20 AM
365 miles :confused: (I collected the car from blackpool and drove it back home to London, drive to work when its sunny, lots of weekends out etc....)

I must get that speedo fixed :D

pat b
13-07-05, 09:30 AM
A mate of mine done over 8,000 miles in a GD in his first year ,and did hardley any work on it ,and he spent most of that year in bed (on his own:(:()must look see what my mileage is:rolleyes::rolleyes: PAT

15-07-05, 10:01 PM
Jumped in the Cobra after work tonight to drive from home to Aldeburgh (approx 100 miles round trip) to get Fish n Chips - yes the Fish n Chips are good, the ride is great.
Total since March 03 11,500 miles.:thumb:

19-07-05, 11:35 AM
Been registered for 3 weeks now and have clocked up 1300 glorious miles. Where is that insurance phone number think il have to give them a call about my limited mileage shortly


19-07-05, 06:57 PM
Alas, new odo, but have only done 18k in the last two years
keep on hoping do get out a bit more
. . . .

maybe even go touring???

blue skies,

19-07-05, 07:14 PM
Currently up to 4396 miles. Will have been on the road 2 years on the 1st of August.
Declared mileage for the insurance at the end of March this year was 3514.
Hoping to put a few more miles on over the next few weeks.

I'd drive it more if I didn't keep it 14 miles away!


19-07-05, 07:19 PM
I reckon to do at least 6000 in a year.
But remember I do have to two to use....
Funny the odo stopped working on the dax all by itself.
And i finally have a calibrated speedo on the AS289 after the post office lost it and the Speedy cables sat on it for an extra week and the had it back again to get it right.
Daily commute from Ipswich to Diss does clock up the miles and scares a few sleepy motorists to boot.


marc davis
19-07-05, 07:24 PM
Mine has done 2500 in the past 12 years, i bought it in January and have already added another 2300 miles to it. I bought the car to use it and not sit in a garage any money lost if it ever gets sold would only add up to a good holiday and its lasted a lot longer and puts a big smile to my face every time i use it:) .