Gorfe’s Granadas 1985 Ford Granada 2.8 GL estate

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.

1985 Ford Granada 2.8 V6 estate interior: source
1985 Ford Granada 2.8 V6 estate interior: source

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.

1985 Ford Granada esate rear view, pure excellence: source
1985 Ford Granada esate rear view, pure excellence: source

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.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

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