Hopefully somebody on this site buys it,. No, they just never sold more than a few. Thanks for the well-worded question. But this Ghia sedan speaks to me. It was also converted into and versions by the British companies and. It was a transitional car made during the beginning of the complete restructuring of the American society, the automobile society and Detroit in particular. As a response, Mercury introduced its own version of the second-generation Ford Granada for 1981, replacing the Monarch nameplate to expand the Cougar model line for a second time.
The one I had, had some really unusual brakes. It is not intended to be a sporty car or pony car or muscle car. While you could order either a 302 or 351 V8 over the 200 or 250 six, that did not exactly translate to tire-burning performance. Originally slated as the replacement for the Maverick, the development and marketing of the Granada was heavily influenced by the 1973 oil crisis. Even after all those years in Michigan winters, there was no rust through. Chrome is polished and shiny.
An early 1990s Japanese car in similar condition can be had for the same amount of money and has better reliability, efficiency, and parts avaliability. As you mentioned Tom, its upright greenhouse, as well as its large glass area, large availability of bucket seats, and lack of loose-pillow seats blasphemy! Childhood was tough enough without having the ride around in that bucket of crap. The right rear wheel could hardly be seen. Registered on March 1, 1976, the Granada S has covered 179k miles and comes with all the necessary paperwork. Several cars in my condo complex have WeatherTech covers -- they are the only ones that survive the intensity of the year round sun and manage to stay on with the sea breeze.
We used to ride around with a boom box for a stereo. This model used the same 2. For the 1977 model year, Lincoln introduced the Lincoln Versailles the smallest Lincoln vehicle ever produced at the time. Same size car as the Granada and served us all these years. Suddenly, North Americans could find something smaller than a Chrysler Imperial with as nice an interior and road as softly.
Malaysian Roger Ng has been detained in Kuala Lumpur since Nov. And now, a digression, if you please. As an alternative, Ford considered importing produced by Ford of Europe; it was rejected as cost-prohibitive. Shipping Note: Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery as all covers are custom sewn and made to order. Upon opening the trunk, we were startled with the most unique discovery — the right rear leaf spring came right through the trunk and was staring us in the face! Too bad the car did not evolve into the version sold in Europe. It had become very rusty well before its 10th birthday, but he eked out some very good freeway mileage for a non-compact , way up in the upper-20s mpg. I have bought a lot of 8 track stuff off eBay.
Externally distinguished by a vinyl roof, the Ghia features an upgraded interior; with either cloth or leather seats offered as options, along with a wood-trimmed dashboard. In 1974, the coupé was revised, with straighter lines. There is a bit more I wanted to say…. Wow, the Concours must be one of the most forgotten Chevies. Today early injection models are particularly rare. The rear panelwork of the estate version was virtually unchanged from the Mk I Granada apart from details. This is a rarevehicle with not many on the road today.
He bought a new one in 1977, the year I was born. Perhaps the real reason folks today love to mock the Ford Granada is because of the rather silly ads that compared the Granada to a Mercedes-Benz. With the totally different Maverick bringing up the bottom-line rear and carrying the baggage of its 1960 Falcon derivation, Ford aimed the Granada squarely at its intended market. A dollar in the tank and we drove all night. Body and chassis 2-door 4-door Related Powertrain 200 cu in 3. And still a local car, after all these years! Also like most Mercedes of the day I think the Sedan looks much better than the coupe.
Ford, however, stayed with this design concept almost too long for its own survival. The car did not look as good, or as big as the Granada. I prefer the four-door to the two-door. The mid to late seventies certainly was the dark ages of the automobile. It took him through highschool and 3 years of college. But, we know the design today is to make them appear to be slicing through the air for better mileage. I have included a lot of photos to show that rust.