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Ford Granada Mk I
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Ford Granada. 1972–7 (prod. 850,000 approx. incl. Consul). 2- and 4-door saloon, 2-door coupé, 5-door estate. F/R, 1699 cm³ (V4 OHV), 1993 cm³ (I4 OHC), 1998, 2293, 2496, 2550, 2792, 2993 cm³ (V6 OHV). Excellent executive range developed by Ford of Germany, sister car to Ford Consul (1972–5). Double wishbones for front suspension, coil-sprung independent rear-end. Considered equal to or better than more expensive Mercedes-Benz models. Fastback coupé originally had coke-bottle styling; this changed in 1974 to a flatter waistline. Consul range absorbed in 1975. South African dealers sold after-market converted V8 with 4942 cm³ (the Windsor 302) block.

Manufacturing locations: Köln, Germany; Essex, England

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Granada | Predecessors: Ford 17M, 20M, 26M (P7/II), Ford Zodiac Mk IV, Ford Executive, Ford Consul (1972–5) | Successor: Ford Granada Mk II


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