“Mouthwatering is the only way to sum up a description of this rolling mansion of Ford quality”, writes our acting assistant motor classics corresponding editor, Myles Gorfe.
By the early 80s Ford was at the top of its game with the Granada. The cars had been honed to a sharp pitch, with superb interiors, tonnes of kit and strong, reliable engines. No wonder they sold themselves.
Few mainstream saloons were as well-sorted as this one. The Ford Granada mark 2 appeared in 1977 and even by 1982 Ford were working hard to improve the car’s creditably admirable noise, vibration and harshness characteristics. Production ceased in 1984. On the engine front, Ford pulled no stops: 1.6., 1.8, 2.0 four cylinder, 2.0 litre six cylinder, the famous 2.3 V6 and 2.8 V6 with fuel injection on later models. And that’s just the petrol units. Ford offered three excellent diesels (which were good enough for Peugeot to use too) in 2.0, 2.1 and 2.5 capacities.
This car (shown above) must be a very reluctant sale. I can almost feel the pain. It would be the same if I had to part with my 1975 coupe.
This is the seller’s heartbreaking appeal for a new owner for his pride and joy: “Here is an outstanding original Granada. I have had this car for 27 years (since 1986). It has been garaged from new and meticulously maintained. Due to business activities I have had the car in my garage and not used since 2000. Reluctantly because I now need the garage I have decided to sell my cherished car. Even though it has not been used for 13 years I have literally put a new battery on it and it fired up and runs perfectly.” It’s only £2,6000. Contact the seller here. This is the finest of the best of the Granadas and you should jump at the chance to own this piece of British motoring history.
[Myles Gorfe has been covering Granada-related news since 1996 with a string of Granada articles to his name plus stewardship of a 1975 2.o Ford Granada/Consul two-door saloon, currently undergoing restoration after extensive fire and rodent damage.]