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.
Highways and Byways - 1934
This evocative film from the early 1930s takes the viewer on a journey from
Land's End to John O'Groats, giving them to opportunity to see all manner
of Ford vehicles from that period in action. This includes Ford Populars
and V8s through to trucks, tractors and even boats -- all using Ford
engines. We see some impressive off-road action alongside nostalgic views
of the British countryside along the way.
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".
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.
A Magnificent Mk2 Ford Granada with Just Two Owners and 36,144 Miles from New - SOLD!
SOLD - MORE URGENTLY REQUIRED
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 and has MOT until April 2013.
Ford Corsair V4 - 1965
This advert was made to launch the new Ford Consul V4. One of the slogans
for the marketing campaign was "The Car That is Seen and not Heard", and
this ad emphasizes the "smooth, silent" driving experience that the
glamorous young couple are lucky to have as they set out for a romantic day
on the beach, leaving the noisy city behind.
Vive La Difference! (Ford Consul Cortina Mk1) - 1962
The revolutionary Ford Consul Cortina was launched in 1962, and was an
immediate success. This film was made to show potential purchasers how
versatile it was, and how Ford had gone to great lengths to research it
ahead of producing this exciting new family car.
OLD TOP GEAR (1993), NEW FORD MONDEO, SIERRA, CORTINA & JEEPERS JAMBOREE, 1/3
The new Ford Mondeo (1993) is featured in this episode. First of all,
Michele Newman shows some of the predecessors to the Mondeo, the Mk1
Cortina, the Mk2 Cortina (1600E version), Mk3 Cortina & finally the
MK4/Mk5. Afterwards, Quentin Wilson features the Ford Sierra & explains the
plus & minus points of owning one.
RAC Rally 1976
This short film gives a real flavour of the exciting action in the 1976
Lombard RAC Rally. Roger Clark, with co-driver Stuart Pegg, is in
masterful form in his Escort RS1800 "Cossack", storming through to his
second RAC rally victory. This win was also the first British victory in a
World Rally Championship (WRC) event.