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Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« on: 05 March 2024, 10:15:29 »

My sons neighbour has recently passed away he had an X reg Ford Granada Ghia from new always garaged and serviced regularly, his widow wants to sell it , so I'm of to Leeds today for a look, if it's as good as I'm told I quite fancy it as a "hobby car", no price mentioned yet 🚗🚗🚗
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #1 on: 05 March 2024, 10:35:47 »

Is that the one with the Kermit face?
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« Reply #2 on: 05 March 2024, 10:50:11 »

I am guessing that is the original box Granada from 70s/early 80s?
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #3 on: 05 March 2024, 11:13:34 »

MK2 Granada , not the ugly scorpio version.
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #4 on: 05 March 2024, 12:00:58 »

Nice to waft about in on sunny days and if you get it for a good price, a sound investment!  :y
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #5 on: 05 March 2024, 12:20:00 »

My old boss from a different life bought owned a MK2 2.8i Ghia auto.

I remember being envious, and impressed with the performance and luxury.

The MK2 is the best looking Granada.
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #7 on: 05 March 2024, 12:36:06 »

Check very carefully for rot around the boot floor, across the bottom of the rear window, where the front foot wells meet the inner wing and across to the tunnel, above the diff... The rear mount can rot out, also the inner sills next to the rear subframe mounts.

If it's a 5 speed manual make sure that 5th works. That age requires LRP although Nick W might be able to recall the code for unleaded heads.

If it is the 2.8i and been sat for a while, expect some fettling. But given the woeful properties of modern fuels you can expect the rubber parts of the fuel system to be black cheese.

And from a maintenance perspective, the valve clearances need checking every annual service.

Fantastic cars though so should serve its next owner well. :y
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #8 on: 05 March 2024, 12:59:20 »

My old boss from a different life bought owned a MK2 2.8i Ghia auto.

I remember being envious, and impressed with the performance and luxury.

The MK2 is the best looking Granada.
Big bro had a 2.8i Ghia back in the day, in the obligatory gay gold. He didn't have it long, it was just too unreliable, but it was a box he needed to tick at that point in his life, having always been a Ford man up until that point.

He replaced it with a Chavalier SRi 130 when they first came out.  Faster, handled batter, less thirsty of fuel, and most importantly, bombproof from a reliability perspective.
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #9 on: 05 March 2024, 13:10:24 »

Your bro sounds liek he's had quite a car history  :y
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #10 on: 05 March 2024, 13:24:34 »

It's a cracker (  2.8 Ghia X) deposit paid will sort it all out when we get back from our cruise , lovely old lady to deal with , I've had one of these years ago but only a 2.3GL .
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #11 on: 05 March 2024, 13:53:51 »

Awesome!  8)

Will look forward to seeing some pictures when you get it.  :y
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #12 on: 05 March 2024, 14:17:14 »

My old boss from a different life bought owned a MK2 2.8i Ghia auto.

I remember being envious, and impressed with the performance and luxury.

The MK2 is the best looking Granada.
Big bro had a 2.8i Ghia back in the day, in the obligatory gay gold. He didn't have it long, it was just too unreliable, but it was a box he needed to tick at that point in his life, having always been a Ford man up until that point.

He replaced it with a Chavalier SRi 130 when they first came out.  Faster, handled batter, less thirsty of fuel, and most importantly, bombproof from a reliability perspective.
               Handled batter? Did a fish frier own it previously thenů.🤣🤣
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #13 on: 05 March 2024, 14:35:42 »

Your bro sounds liek he's had quite a car history  :y
2 of my bro's have great car history.  The other, like me, had to settle for a bucketload of grotboxes ;D
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #14 on: 05 March 2024, 14:39:19 »

It's a cracker (  2.8 Ghia X) deposit paid will sort it all out when we get back from our cruise , lovely old lady to deal with , I've had one of these years ago but only a 2.3GL .
:y.  You'll need to make space in the garage as well!
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