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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #15 on: 05 March 2024, 14:40:26 »

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 then….🤣🤣
They were never the best handling car really...   ...even for the 1980s.
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #16 on: 05 March 2024, 15:25:12 »

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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The Subaru will now be banished to the driveway 👍
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #17 on: 05 March 2024, 15:42:18 »

Buyers guide, Mick

https://classicsworld.co.uk/guides/ford-granada-mk2-buyers-guide/
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Thanks Steve, interesting read I've had 3 Granadas two Mk1s & 1 MK2, never had any problems with them but obviously they were a lot newer back then in the 70s/80s I have seen the one for sale when I've visited my lad & from across the road it looked really nice I quite like the idea of having one as a " toy ".
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #18 on: 05 March 2024, 16:08:42 »

Mk2 then thats okay, worked on loads back in the last century!
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #19 on: 05 March 2024, 18:16:37 »

Mk2 then thats okay, worked on loads back in the last century!
You mean last millennium ;D
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #20 on: 05 March 2024, 18:59:03 »

Had a MkII back in the '80's albeit the paupers 2 litre Pinto engined job :'( Still a nice car though.Always thought the MkI was best looking of the Granadas-especially the coupe but then pretty much anything pre-kermit Scorpio looked decent-even the MkIV Zephyr/Zodiac :o
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #21 on: 05 March 2024, 19:21:39 »

 :y
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #22 on: 05 March 2024, 20:18:48 »

 Ihad a Mk 1 3.0 Ghia.
lasted for 5 meetings before it died
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #23 on: 05 March 2024, 20:33:28 »

So which TV show are you going to reinact,, The Professionals, Ashes to Ashes, or the last series of the Sweeney..
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #24 on: 05 March 2024, 20:47:42 »

It's got to be the Sweeney 👍
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #25 on: 05 March 2024, 22:29:19 »

Never had a four pot or diesel one, last was a 2.8i Ghia X manual saloon in Nimbus Grey over Strato Silver.

The 2.3 went a bit better with a 2.8 carb on it.

Sounds like a sound buy though :y
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #26 on: 05 March 2024, 23:40:55 »

Had one of each model, 3.0l Ghia Mk1, 2.8l GL (lovely regency green) Mk2 and 2.0l Ghia hatch Mk3.
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #27 on: 06 March 2024, 06:46:38 »

Got a 2.8 Ghia x stored up at the moment needs the bottom end rebuilt, top end already done with new valve seats. Body ok done a bit of welding on it years ago small bits on inner wing, back of inner sills (there is a guy does repair panels for that section if anyone needs them - topbaggers on bay of E), back window drain channels were starting to go so took rear screen out & fixed them. Bad bit is the back panel join to rear wing as water had been getting in boot and rotted that section. Got replacement panels for that bit.

A guy in the town has 2 black Ghia X executives, they used to be owned by the town provost years ago and a local businessman.
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #28 on: 06 March 2024, 08:05:00 »

This one looks to be pretty rot free, hasn't been used since last October due to illness I didn't even try to start it , I won't attempt to drive it home will arrange for a transporter , have it thoroughly checked over mechanically when it's home, the bonnet has a nasty scratch which will have to be sorted the interior is mint( tan leather)
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Re: Going to take a look with maybe a purchase.
« Reply #29 on: 06 March 2024, 10:07:46 »

AS I said on here before I stuck a 2.8 twin plenum in an mk3 tranny , when the tin worm killed it the engine got sold to a banger racer. 
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