After much deliberation I have decided to sell my Ford Granada MK1 2.0L which I have owned for the past 21 years. The car currently has 109K miles on the clock. I have MOT certificates for this car dating back to 1987. The Granada is MOT and TAX exempt, however I still have the car MOT tested and it has an MOT until 30 April 2020.
My Granada has had 5 previous owners and the last owner bought the car back in 1987 and only ever used it at weekends in the summer to tow his caravan.
I have used the Granada as a classic car for shows and club meets. I am currently in an active local Granada club which holds monthly meetings. The Granada was our bridesmaids car when my wife and I got married. We even have a portrait of the Granada alongside our wedding car a Rolls Royce. The Granada always gets lots of attention when driving around and puts a smile on peoples faces.
Bodywork:- The following panels have been replaced: the front wings and front doors, the front valance and the entire offside rear wing. I had the car completely resprayed back in 2003 in its original metallic Roman Bronze which I think really suits the car and epitomises the 70’s. The chrome work is all in good condition.
The interior:-: The seats have recently been replaced with a set from a MK2 Granada GL. When I first got these seats I had the padding in the front seat cushions rebuilt by a professional coach trimmer. The car benefits from having rear seat belts fitted. An absolute essential for me when taking my young family to car shows. I have also had a JVC CD player fitted.
Brakes:- The brake pipes have all been replaced with copper and a new old stock brake master cylinder was also fitted a couple of years ago. The brake calipers have been replaced with new ones. Recently I upgraded the front brake pads with EBC Yellow Stuff pads, these have made a noticable difference to the brakes performance. The hand brake cable has also been replaced.
Mechanics:- A standard 2.0 OHC Pinto engine with four speed gearbox which is all factory standard. The only upgrade being an electronic ignition. The poor running was resolved by fitting a brand new Webber Carburetor purchased from Webcon which made a massive difference. I last serviced the engine last year and replaced the spark plugs, oil and air filter and put new antifreeze in the radiator. Since then I have covered little more than a thousand miles in the car. I also recently fitted a new rear silencer, brand new KYB rear shock absorbers and battery.
Wheels:- The car has Granada Sports Wheels which are standard and in my opinion the best looking wheels for a MK1. The front wheel bearings were replaced a couple of years ago and this year 4 brand new Michelin Energy Saver Plus 195x70x14 tyres were fitted which has improved the handling of the car no end.
There is a small oil leak from the engine although I understand this is a common trait of a Pinto.
There is a patch of rust on the offside rear door which I have photographed.
The car has been resprayed and is very presentable however there are some dust particles in some of the paint.
The Windscreen rubber could do with replacing. These are available from Motor Mobil.
There are a few scratches and chips which I have photographed but please remember it is a 40 year old car.
I am willing to answer any questions you have about the car.The Granada is highly presentable and can be driven away. I can email more photos if required.
Or swap for a Capri
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