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Time-warp Ford Granada Scorpio for sale

Published 25 November 2016

A pre-production 1991 Ford Granada Scorpio, used exclusively by Ford for training purposes, is heading to auction. The car, which has covered just 1325 miles will be offered at auction by Classic Car Auctions on 3 December at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.

The car, which was saved from destruction by its current owner, is a right-hand drive, automatic 24-valve example. It was built by Ford and donated to a technical college in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to be used for the training of technicians before the production model was launched to the open market.

After a stint in Belfast, the car then visited numerous colleges across Country Antrim as it continued its career as a test vehicle. Once training phases were completed, the car was put into a storage facility.

1991 Ford Granada Scorpio 24V Interior HR

Training cars were usually scrapped at this stage, but this car remained in storage for a number of years. But when the current owner, a lecturer at the college, heard that it had been scheduled for disposal, he stepped in to take ownership of the car and save it from being destroyed.

Today, after years of preservation, the car appears to be in ‘time-warp’ condition. All electrical items are fully functioning, with the interior and exterior looking 'as new'. Finished in black with a black leather interior, this Ford will be offered at ‘no reserve’ when it goes to auction.

To find out more about the 1991 Ford Granada Scorpio and CCA’s December Sale, visit: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk.

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