Granada 2.0i Ghia
|Colour||Willow Green Metallic|
This Ford Granada 2.0i Ghia is absolutely sensational throughout and it cannot be compared with any other MK3 that is currently on the market. With 190 HD and close up photographs to scrutinise, we feel that this just shows how good this car really is. Body work, interior, engine bay and underside are just lovely.
Purchased when it was just 2 years old, this incredible example has remained with its current owner for nearly 29 years! It has never been used through the winter months during this time and it has never, ever failed an mot.
To find a reasonable example and then get it to this condition would cost thousands and thousands...this car has never been restored or welded or mucked about with...it has just been cherished and loved.
The factory applied Willow Green metallic paint work is just stunning. It still retains a deep and consistent highly polished gloss and only a few small stone chips can be found on closer inspection. The panel gaps are superb and original and factory applied sealer can be found throughout. Front head lamps and fog lights are in excellent order and they are crystal clear and free from cracks or damage. Plastic bumper corners and body side mouldings are scuff free and still retain their factory texture. All the original tinted glass is still fitted and excellent...number plate security etching was carried out from new. All door shuts are super clean and the wheel arches are all excellent. The boot floor is like new and the spare wheel is still shod with its original Michelin MXV tyre. You could very well be forgiven for thinking that this is a 17,000 mile example and not one that has covered 117,942 miles. It is just so lovely and so honest...remarkable.
Internally, the Astral Bluestone velour seats look like they have hardly been sat on. All bolsters and foam are perfect. The cloth is still tight and completely free from any damage and it is super clean. The deep, cut-pile carpets are unmarked and just lovely. The head lining is still perfectly shaped and free from any sagging and the digital roof mounted clock is in perfect working order. All switch gear is excellent and fully functional. The soft touch dashboard is just lovely and 100% crack free. Door cards are excellent and free from any scuffs or scratches. The factory fitted tilt and slide sunroof is in perfect working order and the sunroof gutters are superb. The original, correct Ford 2007 electronic stereo sound system is provided. The parcel shelf is perfectly straight and free from distortion and the correct string hangers are still in place. The boot carpet is lovely and clean and the whole boot area has evidently never had any hard use.
Original steel wheels are all shod with good and matching tyres and the correct wheel trims are still fitted. Slight marks on a couple of the trims do not detract from the outstanding appearance.
Open the bonnet and the engine bay presents in a very nice, clean and original condition. Lovingly maintained throughout its life and having benefitted from a recent cam belt service and a genuine Ford clutch. The car had covered in excess of 80,000 miles within its first 2 years and has done very little over the last 29 years. It drives fantastic. It is smooth and quiet and still feels surprisingly lively, even with todays traffic. No nasty noises, bangs or creaks...just a lovely drive. Every mot is present from its first along with service receipts and bills.
For anyone that is in the market for a Ford Granada, you really will struggle to find one that is anywhere near as good...let alone any better. This genuinely is a fantastic example and would make a superb, good value starter classic.