Saturday, October 14, 2017

Forgotten cars: The 1981/82 Ford Granada.


We all know (either heard of or actually remember it) the Ford Granada.
But the one we usually remember is the 1st generation.

 I just found out (yes, 35 years after the facts)  there was actually a 2nd generation.
One that lasted only 2 years. Based on the, then new, Fox platform.

While the first one had a little bit of personality in its design, the second  one had absolutely nothing.
It looked like the most generic car ever designed. Something out of an architectural rendering.
Which is quite amazing ...
And also part of the charm. It's kind of rare, and invisible at the same time.

Plus, the ad above featured John Steed from the Avengers! (Actor Patrick Macnee, actually dressed as the famous character!) I guess in an effort to imply the new Granada could actually be compared to a Jag. 






And here is the ad for the car. So you can see how forgettable that thing was...

But wait, there is more!




This guy actually found on in perfect condition, back in 2011. With only 30 000 miles on it.
The video is annoying since he can't even hold the camera properly. Or mention anything that matters.

Still. I guess there are some people around crazy enough about these cars to keep them around in mint condition...


So....What is your favorite "forgotten car"????

7 comments:

whiskey said...

The Ford Durango , another forgotten Fox platform vehicle.

Anonymous said...

PAnd then there was the LTD II

Anonymous said...

Merkur Scorpio, XR4ti, Plymouth Arrow

Anonymous said...

Plymouth Sapporo

1finn said...

Just a gussied up Fairmont, also the LTD was a fancier Granada

Anonymous said...

Hi Vince. Thanks for sharing. My Dad almost bought a granada for my mother in 1976. I remember the test drive. We ended up getting a silver 1976 lesabre with a red vinyl interior. On Thanksgiving night 1976 we ended up getting hit head on by a drunk driver in that car on the freeway...fortunately we all lived....man the time flies....the granada we almost bought was a garish orange color....I still remember the experience every time I pass the Ford dealership (same familt owners 40+ years later)

Vince Burlapp said...

Thanks for sharing!! These old cars do bring up lots of memories, don't they...