Lot 113: Ford Granada MKI 3.0 Saloon

Classic, Collectors & Sports Cars, Barons (27 October 2009)

The Ford Consul / Granada range was introduced to the public in March 1972 and was very well received by the motoring press and public alike. The modes were initially offered with a choice of 2.5 and 3-litre V6, Essex engines, with the 2.5-litre engine confined to the consul model from September 1972. From April 1973 all models in the range gained power steering as standard.

The Granada was equipped with a far more expensive and luxurious interior and was more comprehensively equipped. It was also the first European Ford production car to carry the Ghia badge, of the Turin coachbuilder, on luxury models. The Granada also benefited from extra sound-deadening material, providing even greater insulation from road noise and vibration.

Offered here is a 1977 3.0 Granada Ghia, which has covered a mere 35,153 miles in 32 years. It was originally supplied to Ford Main Dealer, County Garage of Carlisle, where it was used by a senior manager, before being sold to the first private owner in June 1978. This gentleman kept the car for 25 years and used just once each year during the summer holidays. It spent the rest of the time stored in his garage and never saw rain. These claims are supported by documented evidence.

This beautifully presented motor car was acquired by the current owner and vendor in May 2003 and has continued to be cherished and used sparingly, maintaining the low mileage. During this ownership the car has wintered in a dehumidified storage.

The car is in outstanding, original condition. The spare wheel and tyre has never been fitted and the original tyres were only changed due to age. The car has won concours awards for best in show and is complete with original owners handbook, service booklet and Ford options leaflet. It is also equipped with a remote Laser Line, anti shock and anti tilt alarm/immobiliser.

Rarely seen in this condition and definitely a collectors dream.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors & Sports Cars
Barons, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number113
Estimate£4750-£5750
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£8600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1977
Condition rating0
Registration numberSAO555R
Mileage-
Chassis numberGAGFTP02558
Engine numberTP02558
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4