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1977 Ford Granada Ghia

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£14,575

  • Mileage~43,500 on clock
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine3.0-litre
  • LocationTalgarth, Wales

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1977 Ford Granada Ghia

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Introduction

Matt Nolan
Professional Consignor

Powered by a 3.0L V6 engine, this '70s executive saloon is the perfect classic cruiser, with an automatic gearbox and comfortable velour interior, the retro styling of this low mileage 1977 Ford Granada Ghia is hard not to love.

First released in March of 1972 the Ford Granada succeeded the successful Ford Zephyr and proved largely popular with over 500,000 models being produced until the release of the second generation Granada in 1977.

Being a ‘77 car, this particular model is powered by a 3.0L V6 ‘Essex’ engine, producing ~138bhp which is transferred to the rear wheels via an automatic gearbox.

This Granada is one of the last first gen models to have been manufactured and with only ~1,600 left on the road - it is steadily becoming a hard to find classic, and with ~43,500 miles recorded on this particular car, makes it rarer still.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Matt after meeting Ken the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Having owned a Ford Granada previously in 1981, Ken sold up on his Audi TT in order to purchase another Granada, clearly demonstrating his passion for these vehicles.

Ken originally purchased this vehicle seven years ago, replacing his Audi TT with this Copper Brown classic Ford. Some might question why he would do such a thing, but as romantic as classic car enthusiasts are, this car is the spitting image of a Ford Granada he owned in 1981, down to the very last detail.

Fate had presented him with a chance to relish in the nostalgia of driving a car from time gone by and that's exactly what he did, and has done, for the last seven years. During his time he's not had to carry out any major works, just general maintenance and the odd repair. Overall Ken has been very pleased with the car during his ownership, however now the time has come for someone new to relish in the nostalgia this car provides.

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Exterior

With its understated Copper Brown paintwork, retro vinyl roof, and classic '70s flared arches, the 1977 Ford Granada is an iconic and desirable British icon.

Wheels and Tyres

The wheels appear to be in good condition, showing no visible signs of corrosion or curb damage, the silver finish mostly unaffected by age.

The Falken tyres are in moderate condition with approximately 3mm of tread left across the board. These tyres are fairly old but do not show any major signs of cracking or excessive wear to the outside sidewalls that we would see.

Bodywork

The bodywork is in good condition, with all panel gaps being even and uniform across the body of the car and the doors open and close nicely without catching on neighbouring panels.

We have highlighted in more detail our observations through our high resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

The Copper Brown paintwork is in good condition overall, but it is not the original paintwork as it has had sections repainted over the years, however the paint appears to have been well finished.

There is some mild blistering to the paintwork on the drivers side of the bonnet, and the passenger side rear quarter, along with some minor blisters inside the arch on the rear door. Again, we have taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this vehicle is in good condition, with no visible cracks, chips, or scratches present. The chrome trim pieces on the car are in good condition too, with no excessive oxidation or staining, and the vinyl roof is in fair condition, showing little signs of age.

Interior

With its luxury velour interior, this classic '70s executive car has aged immaculately and is nothing but practical, comfortable, and stylish.

Seats and Carpets

The beige velour interior is in great condition, showing no rips, tears, or excessive wear. The seats are still very plush, with plenty of padding and are extremely comfortable for the age of the vehicle.

Usually on a car this old you would expect to see signs of wear and colour fading, especially on pale fabrics, however the carpets and mats are in surprisingly good condition and still hold their colour against the matching velour upholstery.

Dashboard

With its simple but attractive design the dashboard features minimal distractions, however the switchgear, clocks, gauges, dials, and radio all appear to be in fantastic condition, with no excessive damage or wear to any of the fittings, fixtures, or trim pieces.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The colour matched steering wheel features a unique design, with its slightly angled cross member and wide diameter wheel. The steering wheel does show signs of wear, but this is not excessive and instead acts as a nice patina, gently reminding you of the cars age and heritage.

The chrome gear stick for the automatic gearbox is in good condition, not really showing any signs of damage and functioning exactly as it should.

Mechanics

With its 3.0L V6 engine, smooth automatic gearbox, and rear wheel drive configuration, this classic executive saloon is built for effortless cruising.

Engine and Gearbox

Having only driven ~43,500 miles the engine is in remarkable condition, everything under the bonnet looks relatively new and the engine itself starts and drives just fine, as can be seen in our ‘On The Road’ video.

We didn’t notice any signs of the car struggling for power or hesitating during gear changes, but again we encourage you to watch our videos and examine our images to better determine the condition of the engine for yourselves.

Suspension and Brakes

The Granada features a comfortable suspension set up, being designed as an executive cruiser the suspension is nice and soft, absorbing bumps and potholes with ease.

We did not notice any unusual bumps, knocks, or noises from the suspension during our time with the car, but you can hear the cars drive during our ‘On The Road’ video as mentioned previously.

The Drive

Overall the Granada is a very nice place to be, with enough power to keep up - a big reliable V6 under the bonnet, and a spacious and comfortable interior, there isn’t much to dislike about the car.

With moderate road noise, good visibility, and low miles this car really does handle as you'd expect.

We did notice a small issue with the consistency of the MPH needle around 30mph that you'll see in the video.

Electrics and Other

During our time with the vehicle we tested all relevant switches, dials, lights, and electrical apparatus and noticed no signs of fault. There is no air conditioning in this vehicle as this was an optional extra not selected by the original buyer, however the standard blower system works as it should.

History and Paperwork

With receipts for parts dating back over the last decade, including repairs to the radiator, vinyl roof, running gear, and exhaust system, this example has been well cared for.

Whilst the car does not come with incredible amounts of paperwork, the paperwork we do have is all important, showing some fairly major repairs such as the radiator, the vinyl roof, anti roll bars for the front, and a full exhaust system.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in high resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
26.05.2017 MOT 42,657
28.07.2016 MOT 42,620
25.06.2014 MOT 42,487
26.04.2014 MOT 42,463
22.02.2013 MOT 42,376
01.04.2006 MOT 40,131
Key Details
  • ModelGranada Ghia
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date26.01.1977 - RWO 293R
  • CC3000
  • Mileage~43,500 on clock
  • ColourCopper Brown
  • Interior ColourBeige
  • Interior TrimVelour
  • Chassis #GAGF5505189
  • Engine #5505189
  • MOTNo - Last MOT in 2018
  • MOT ExemptYes - Over 40 Years Old
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers8
  • Tyre TreadApprox. 3mm
  • Tyre BrandFalken 185/70/14
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Key FeatureLow Mileage
  • Auction ID467885







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Telvis
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Telvis

Hello Ken , a couple of questions please.
1:How many owners in total Inc you
2: what is the switch located to the left of the steering wheel
3: it states paint work carried out, was this prior to your ownership and do panel’s match or can you see a difference in shade
4: difficult to see stated blisters in pics would you have the pictures in questions
5: on the bottom edge of sills below the chrome sill plates is there rust, again difficult to see in video and photos.
Many thanks

Hardupanhappy
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Hardupanhappy

Questions – Have I missed something – are there any pictures of the sunroof open – does it function correctly – do the seat belts operate correctly

Moonraker1960
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Moonraker1960

I believe the Colour was called Roman Bronze with a Tan Vinyl Roof.

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Talgarth, Wales

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