Among those in the know, a Mk2 Ford Granada is recognized for its space, speed and quality, writes Myles Gorfe, our senior acting classics sub-editorial assistant.
For sale for a modest £3,950 here’s a lovely 1985 Granny in white, with fog lamps, factory alloys and a factory windscreen. It just doesn’t get any better than this ever, really. Some people might be looking into an old W-123 Merc or maybe a Volvo 740 but those cars are over-rated, lumbering and over-priced. They don’t even look as smart as the Ford either. The Merc is dated and the Volvo too square-rigged and American. So, what do you get with an ’85 Granny estate? You get to enjoy bags of room, the proven Cologne V6 and a big interior big on room and even bigger on comfort.
This car is in museum quality condition, almost as if it had been driven right from the dealer to a store and left untouched. Tribute to Ford’s legendary quality that. The interior is in immaculate pale blue with an armrest for the driver and wood-toned appliques on the dash for a touch of cosiness. You don’t find that in a Saab. The driver’s seat is electrically powered too. It’s a pity the steering wheel is not an original and that it looks like the wings are replacements. Still, for the money you can’t get a better car and to be honest, you can’t get a better car than a Granada for any money. And you can’t even get Vauxhall estate of this size, either.