"Ford Granada" - the story of the legendary model 70s
The Ford Granada is a car that came out in 1972. The car manufacturer introduced in several bodies. These were four-door station wagons and sedans (in this class they also produced two-door versions).
Beginning of the story
Until 1975, the model had a slightly different name. It was not the Ford Granada, but Consul. But after 1975, production was adjusted. And “Granada” began to appear in the light. She was, in comparison with the "Consul", just gorgeous. Spacious interior trimmed with high-quality materials, wood panels, V-shaped engine with six cylinders of 160 liters. with air conditioning, power steering, comfortable seats, a sunroof, air conditioning and a false chrome-plated grille - only rich people could afford to drive such a car at that time.
In comparison with the basic version - just heaven and earth. Models that appeared before 1975 had a two-liter inline engine and a plastic interior.Nothing special that could cause admiration of motorists of the time.
"Ford Granada" in the complete set looks luxurious. And being inside a well-designed cabin is a real pleasure. Everything is made of such a pleasant material as velor (and the ceiling, and doors, and chairs), and on the dashboard you can see the lining, decorated under a tree. Also inside there is everything you need: a voltmeter, a tachometer, an oil pressure gauge, individual ceiling lights (four pieces!), A block of control lamps, and much more. Also in the configuration there is a sunroof, central locking, bumper (and not simple, but all-metal), tinted windows and, of course, wide moldings, decorated with a shiny insert. And finally, it is worth noting the attention of additional optics, optional air conditioning and front power windows.
The car “Ford Granada”, the photo of which shows us a good-looking (even for its respectable years) car, has become very popular in Europe. She was released until 1977, and then the model changed the new invention - the second generation.
Significantly changed the new series of cars "Ford Granada".Photos of these models clearly show what changes the machine has undergone. First, the design has changed significantly. Now the car has acquired a rectangular shape. But the manufacturers left the stuffing almost unchanged.
But at that time began the release of another model - station wagon called the Granada II Turnier. He had a very good engine at the time. Ford Granada became very popular. But then for the time being the issue stopped, however in 1982 it was resumed again. Then the car appeared before the eyes of motorists changed, updated. The design of the cabin and the body has changed. The “Ford Granada” feature (appearance) also became different - corrugated rear optics appeared, plastic mirrors located in the corners of the glasses, as well as a host of other parts. The most important update is the new bumper.
In 1983, models with five-speed gearboxes, as well as new, 2.5-liter diesel engines, began to appear. Their power was 69 liters. from. On most second-generation cars, they installed injection and carburetor engines (gasoline) on 4 and 6 cylinders. Their capacity varied from 74 to 160 liters.with. that was excellent performance for the 80s.
Production was in full swing. All new ones appeared on the car market of the model, as well as a mass of various configurations - starting with 2.0 L and ending with 2.8 I Ghia. And all the power units carried out their work in tandem with an automatic or manual transmission. The choice of models, in general, was great.
But, be that as it may, technical progress took its toll. In 1985, the production of the Granada models ceased, and Ford began to release a new car called the Scorpio. However, today you can find “Granada” in good condition. For example, a rear wheel drive car with a 2.3-liter 107 horsepower engine, fueled by gasoline, will cost only 60 thousand rubles. It should be understood that the car will be with solid mileage, and far from new, but the cost is very attractive. This is a great bargain for lovers of car rarities. True, it will still have to search - after all, this is already a rarity.