Lot C527


1976 Ford Granada 3.0 Coupe
Reg. no. OBA 246P
Chassis no. RM14075
Engine no. 30GGD1926M
Launched in 1972 and manufactured in both the UK and Germany, the Granada replaced Ford UK’s Zephyr and Ford of Europe’s P7, marking the final step in the integration of the model ranges of the Detroit company’s European arms. UK-built MK1 Granadas were powered by Ford ‘Essex’ engines in either 2-litre V4 form, or 2.5 or 3-litre V6 form. The car was of conventional rear-wheel-drive layout and carried over from the Zephyr its coil-spring independent rear end, although front MacPherson struts were replaced by double wishbones for the new car. Available as a four-door saloon and five-door estate, the top of the range was however the two-door fastback coupe. This model was redesigned for 1974, with straighter lines replacing the early coupe’s more pronounced ‘coke bottle’ styling. The result was one of the most iconic British cars of the 1970s, with the cars frequently being finished in striking 1970s colour schemes. In the UK the coupe was only sold in 3.0 Ghia trim, making this South African market car a considerable rarity in the UK with its XL trim.
This rare example was imported to the UK in 2014, having been in long-term ownership in South Africa. When inspected the car started readily and ran well, the current MOT expires in June this year. Bodily, there are some areas that require attention, such as the floor pan of the boot, but overall, this rare motor presents well. The interior is excellent in most areas, although some stitching is required on the driver’s seat. The history file contains warranty and service books, owner’s manual and a V5C.

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