When Ford chose to replace the enormous Mk IV Zodiac and Zephyr range, they took a massive leap forwards with the new Granada and its cheaper brother, the Consul. Smaller than its forebear, it was lighter, faster, and smarter. This is a shortened version of the launch film for both cars, and shows how high Ford were aiming with this car in terms of the cars it was competing with.
Ford Commercial Vehicle Range - 1968
This film shows the impressive range of trucks - from the iconic Transit to
the "snake supple, rhino tough" D1000 articulated lorries - offered by Ford
in 1968. There's plenty of rugged action with some florid description
thrown in. These vehicles are "made by men who know trucks, and know what
you want from them".
A Magnificent Mk2 Ford Granada with Just Two Owners and 36,144 Miles from New - SOLD!
SOLD - SIMILAR REQUIRED CALL 01733 425140
A magnificent Mk2 Ford Granada with just two owners and 36,144 miles from
Full width bumper pads with bright insert, front overriders, bodyside
protective moulding with bright insert, bright Exhaust trim, map pockets, facia mounted Ghia
badge, quartz clock, oil pressure gauge, front and rear cigar lighter,
tachometer, ammeter, trinket tray, wood grain instrument panel and door
cappings, tilt/slide steel sunroof, tinted glass, front electric windows,
central locking system, power steering, Ford push button MW/LW radio
cassette, boot lamp, optional rear electric windows, headlamp wash and
dealer fitted tow bar and driving lamps.
The exterior of this Mk2 Granada is impeccable in every respect. Finished
in Diamond White it has a deep, gloss shine which is amazing and an
absolute pleasure to polish. The colour code and description sticker is
still present in the spotless carpeted boot. The Tobacco vinyl roof is
unmarked. Supplying Ford Dealer Stonehaven Motors number plates are still
fitted. No marks, dings, blemishes or imperfections can be found except
one undulation on the passenger wing. It has no stone chips. All the trim
is perfect, window rubbers are black and all decals are correct and present
including the Ghia badges. The bronze tinted glass is mark free but two
microscopic chips can just be seen on the front screen. The Zibart rust
preventative plug holes carried out when new can be seen in all the doors
and sills but one rubber plug is missing on the driver's sill. The engine
bay is clean and original but not detailed. A truly exemplary and unique
The interior of this Granada Ghia is outstanding and as new. The twin
reclining front seats are covered in the luxurious Crushed Velour/Verona
Tan fabric topped with fabric covered head restraints all with no damage.
The twin bucket style rear seats and colour keyed shag pile carpet is
perfect. All the headlining is tight and clean, all the gauges including
the quartz clock operate as does the three speed heater fan. The seat base
fabric is a little slack. The boot area including carpet and spare wheel
are as new. This car really is a beautiful, unspoilt place to be and
exactly how Ford intended.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2.8 litre V6 Cologne engine is a real pleasure. Quiet, smooth and
effortless producing 135bhp at 5200rpm this is a true Ford treasure.
Electronic breakerless ignition ensures crisp performance and reliability
combined with easy maintenance and low running costs. Two treasured owners
have ensured this low mileage unit is factory correct. The standard
automatic transmission with oil cooling is wonderful.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This Granada it fitted with the factory correct and immaculate 14" alloy
road wheels with 185/80 R14 branded tyres all with excellent tread. The
hydraulic dual line vacuum servo-assisted self-adjusting brakes with
ventilated front discs are surefooted and offer a brilliant progressive
Purchased new by Mr Alexander Farquhar on the 1st August 1979 from Ford
Dealer Stonehaven Motors he owned the car for 29 years keeping it garaged,
treasured and used sparingly. Acquired by the second owner Mr Dean
Hollywell five years ago after a determined search to find the best, most
original and low mileage Ford Granada money could buy. Now being offered
for sale for a lucky new owner to fully appreciate a rare piece of Ford
The Ford Granada Owner's manual is present along with the Ford Audio
Booklet. The correct Ford Granada sales brochure supplied when new is also
included. Every tax disc from 1980 and numerous old MOT certificates and
invoices. All keys are present on Ford key fob and fit all doors, boot and
ignition. The vehicle is HPI clear.
Mark of Distinction (Ford Zephyr & Zodiac MkIV) - 1965
The Mk IV Zephyr/Zodiac range in 1965 was launched with this film, which
aimed to capture the mood of mid-sixties glamour and sophistication. The
film shows renowned silversmith Stuart Devlin at work in his London studio,
and draws comparison between his work and "the best of contemporary car
design" as can be seen in the new Zephyr/Zodiac range. It was the last Ford
to bear this name: its replacement 7 years later was named Granada.
Capri Report (Launch of Ford Capri MkIII) - 1978
Hosted by Michael Rodd, this film was made for Ford dealers about to get
their hands on the new Ford Capri MkIII. It looks in detail at what made
the Ford Capri such a sales success for Ford, spanning from the humble L to
the 3-litre S and Ghia models.
Top Gear, 1983 (Series 11, Episode 4)
Tx 27 September 1983. William Woollard reports from the Autoquip '83
Exhibition from Earls Court. Sue Baker test drives Ford's new Orion and
looks at car anti-theft systems. Frank Page reports on the dangers to
motorists of spray from heavy lorries.
Ford Capri Documentary - The Car is the Star Part 1
The Car's the Star presented by Quentin Wilson. This documentary is in two
parts and is all about the Ford Capri. I've had eight Capris, so this is
just up my street, I hope it is yours - enjoy!
This is part 1
1966 Earls Court London Motor Show
1966 Earls Court London Motor Show
Featuring - BMC, Hillman Imp, Singer Chamois Sport, Singer Vogue, Hillman
Hunter, Ford Cortina, Vauxhall Viva, Triumph GT6, Ford Executive Zodiac,
Ferrari 365P, Saab Sonett, Audi 70, Rover 2000, Daimler Soverign, Jaguar
E-Type, Rolls Royce
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