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Ford Granada Mk2 (1977 - 1985)

Last updated 18 January 2014

Comfortable, offered in a wide range of options, genuinely quick in 2.8 injection form.
Rust and previous banger status means few survive.

Introduction

The Ford Granada Mk2 became a whole lot more angular at the first major facelift. The new styling, overseen by Filippo Sapino adopted Ford’s new pan-European sharp-suit, and soon spread its way across the entire range.

Although it looked like an all-new model, the Mk2 was mainly MkI underneath, proving once again that Ford really was the master of the mid-term facelift in this period. Fresh Cologne V6 engines were added in 2293cc and 2792cc, replacing the old Essex units, while the 2.0-litre Pinto continued as before. Taxi-spec versions for those who valued economy over performance, continued - initially powered by a 2112cc Peugeot diesel, but these were ousted by a slightly more powerful 2.5-litre unit at the Mk2's first facelift.

Trim levels of L, GL, S and Ghia covered all bases and there were limited edition versions such as the Sapphire and Chasseur. The 1981 facelift cars were a big improvement, and ushered in perhaps the finest Granada ever made - the overtly sporting 2.8 Injection.

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