A rare example of the highly regarded and now increasing in value MK2 Ford Granada this bright red saloon has just arrived in the UK this year having spent most of its life in South Africa.
A favourite of traveling executives the Granada replaced the Zephyr in 1972 with the MK2 version coming along in 1977 available in 2, 4 door and estate versions. The facelift to the MK2 came in 1982 bringing the larger wrap around bumpers, new front grill, revised taillights and improved interior all seen on this Ghia example.
Built in 1983 but having its first registration with the DVLA in February of this year this car comes in “South African” spec. Where the UK models came with the new Ford 2.8 Cologne engine the South African versions used the 3.0 Essex V6 engine which is now considered the far stronger engine, giving more torque and low-down power than the Cologne.
“South African” Spec also means air conditioning which on this car works and blows cold air as you would want on the outskirts of 30°C Cape Town. As well as electric adjustable front seats.
Other factory optional extras include manual tilt and slide sunroof, rear spoiler, front fog lights and alloy wheels
Having covered 155,000 kilometeres (96,000 miles) in a car coveted by the traveling business man when new, this is below average mileage.
A word on the condition, this car was collected by ourselves and on instruction of the vendor driven over 100 miles to site, the bodywork appears clean and tidy, the date stamps are even still visible on the rear arch lip. Being from South Africa this car has not been subject to the cold, wet and salt that UK cars face. The only noticeable rust is on the inside lower corner of the driver’s door although not visible from outside the car.
The interior appears to be complete, free of any major damage, rips or bad odours, although we note the dash suffers from heat cracks to the top.
Although an import this car has been UK registered and comes with a full V5
We encourage viewings on all of our cars, viewing is by appointment only, alternatively we can schedule a telephone or video call to show you anything specific you may wish to see.
GUIDE PRICE £10,000 - £12,000