The Ford Granada Page of Micski
page is ment to be a brief overview of the different models, and
history, in the Ford Granada line. But why, you may ask. This line of
cars, was to become a special elite of cars - they had a complete
unique way of driving, comfort, sound and look. The closest, you would
come to the american classic cars, which was too expensive to drive in
Europe. This made owners that were to become fans forever, all over the
Today, there exist several clubs about these cars, with very
interested, and serious members - much more than seen on other ordinary
cars, so far I have seen.
1972 Mark I Serie I
It all began with the Ford Granada 2300, in 1972. It was also called
Consul, in other parts of the world. It was built big, special soft
suspension, and for long trips. Ford described it as the car for you,
who want good space, but can't let go of the sports car dreams. It had
2 or 4 doors, a 2.3 L V6 108 HP engine. The engine, was also available
in 3.0 L. Ford said, that no matter which engine you choose, you will
get performance like a sports car.
Pictures of the 1972 Ford Granada 2300 (Consul)
Release of the Ford Granada 3000 GLX - This was the top model, in 1972.
It was based on the Ford Granada 2300, but with all optional equipment
as standard. It had the 3.0 L V6 Essex engine, built in England, power
steering, faded windows in front and rear, and sun roof.
Picture of the 1972 Ford Granada 3000 GXL
In 1974, the Ford Granada 2300, was renamed to Ford Granada 2300 XL,
and the design was made more simple, to give more difference, to the
Ford Granada 3000 GLX model. It was by Ford also known as the Fastback
Coupe. Now 2 doors were also available. The 2.3 L engine was replaced
with Essex 2.6 L 125 HK. A stationcar model were available, and was
named Ford Granada 3000 XL Combi. It was only available with the 3.0 L
Ford Granada 3000 Ghia - This model had all equipment, plus wooden
interiour and thick sound isolation, and also came out in 1974. It had
a different type of front grill. The reason for this name, was that
Ford just bought the designer company Ghia in Turin, and therefore
choose this name for their new top model.
1975 Mark I Serie II
In 1975, smaller engines was now available. Simplest was the Ford
Granada 2000 GL, with 99 HP. All engine size's was avaible.
This Ford Granada 2300 L came out in 1975, and had new things as the trip counter, and mats on the floor.
The Ford Granada 2600 GL came out in 1975, and was available in all
kinds of build, including 2 or 4 doors, and stationcar. The stationcar,
had a 3.0 L V6 engine and automatic gear box. Now, the car was equipped
with sun roof, instrument lights, faded windows, and power steering.
Now, the L and GL series, was available in in a socalled S model, which
was the sports edition to replace the Ford Consul GT, and had harder
suspension, aluminum wheels, 3.0 L engine and a sports steering wheel.
The top of the line, was Ford Granada Ghia, and had this year been
equipped with aluminum wheels, and a black front grill. This was also
Pictures of the 1975 Ford Granada
In 1976, because of restrictions in Sweeden, the only engines now available was the 2.0 L 87 HP and the 2.6 L 107 HP.
Picture of the 1976 Ford Granada 2.3
In 1977, the 2.0 L engine now produced 95 HP, except for the automatic
gear box models of this, who still had 87 HP. This Ford Granada 2000
Traveller was a very equipped model, ment for selling out the last
cars, due to the upcoming new series.
Picture of the 1977 Ford Granada Ghia 2.8i
1978 Mark II Serie I
These models came out in 1978. It was the same car, but with new look,
new interiour, and now available with 2.8 L 151 HP V6 engine. Also new,
was the 2.1 L 63 HP diesel engine. The models available was now 2.0 L,
2.3 L, 2.1 DL, 2.8 L, 2.8i GL, 2.8 i GLS and 2.8i Ghia.
Pictures of the 1978 Ford Granada 2.0 L
In 1980, the interiour was changed.
Pictures of the 1980 Ford Granada
Pictures of the 1981 Ford Granada
1982 Mark II Serie II
These models came out in 1982. The design was changed, so the front
corners now went around the corner, and the rear lights was now
rippled. The diesel model, was upgraded to a 2.5 L 69 HP engine. 2
doors was no longer available. Models now available, was 2.3 L, 2.5 DL,
2.8 i L, 2.3 GL, 2.8 Injection, and 2.8i Ghia. All models, except for
the Ghia, was available in stationcar.
In 1983, the 5 speed manual gear box was available.
This model, was produced until 1985, where it was replaced by the Ford Scorpio, also called Mark III.
Picture of the 1984 Ford Granada 2.8i Ghia
Picture of the 1985 Ford Granada 2.8 Injection
Picture of the Ford Granada 2.8 GL
About The Auther Of This Page
I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. Feel free to write an email to me.
About This Page
Last updated on September 5th, 2002. Created on January 1st, 2001.
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Dan's Ford Granada Site
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