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40 years of the granada
« on: May 19th, 2012, 7:01pm »
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and look who is in the middle on them  



it was the first time i have been to the ace cafe  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 19th, 2012, 7:12pm »
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Looks good mate wish i could of gone but picked up a 24v from wales today so at least it wernt a wasted day Grin. yours is still looking good. How are you anyway mate aint seen you in a while. Prob dont know me lol but my mom and dad ruff and nicky from granada classics?  
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« Reply #2 on: May 19th, 2012, 7:27pm »
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im sound and i rember you  Grin say hi to your mom and dad from me n lisa
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« Reply #3 on: May 19th, 2012, 7:40pm »
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Will do mate Grin Nice to see your car again remember when you won best in show at billing Grin 2007??
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« Reply #4 on: May 19th, 2012, 8:32pm »
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yes me to also 2008 and 2010 and 2011 Grin it was not on in 2009 d shame   Cool the car changes every year just had the seats done black lether and grey swade plus lots more to much to list m8
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« Reply #5 on: May 19th, 2012, 9:55pm »
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Might see you at a show then mate hopefully going to sandwell think its in june now but not sure might show the new 24v we got today if the 2.3 we are selling goes quick enough.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 9th, 2012, 8:18pm »
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Thats a mad looking white granada in the background , looks very large and long !! What is it ? And shaun , yours is still looking the dogs doo daas . My second ever car was my dads 2.8 ghia x i , i loved that car until it exploded one morning on the M25 . Very sad day Sad
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #7 on: Jul 19th, 2012, 11:56pm »
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The long white MK1 is a Coleman Milne conversion of a MK1 Coupe..... I have a brochure somewhere!!
 
This was on a forum I found:  
 
"I own one of the Grosvenor Coupe stretches. As far as I know there were twelve cars built.
 
According to my own research over the years, there have been six banger raced, one scrapped, one written off brand new and there are three currently left on the road.
 
My own one is gold with a brown vinyl roof. The two others are on the show circuit in England, one is black and the other is white with a black vinyl roof."

 

 

 

 

 

 
I didn't need to find mine... these were on another Granada forum already!!
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 20th, 2012, 12:07am »
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and this is what happens when the evil banger boys get hold of one....
 
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 20th, 2012, 8:31pm »
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Shocked Cry Banger racers  Angry Cant they find a different car to use (sorry to any on here)  Cheesy
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #10 on: Jul 21st, 2012, 11:11am »
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banger racers should be shot on sight..... no time for their ridiculous sport Angry
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« Reply #11 on: Jul 21st, 2012, 11:21am »
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I agree baz , terrible way for a car to die
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 21st, 2012, 5:38pm »
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on Jul 21st, 2012, 11:11am, Baz wrote:
banger racers should be shot on sight..... no time for their ridiculous sport Angry

 
I would far rather see the old disused hulks on the destruction track Baz,surely it's better to give the banger fraternity some pleasure rather than commit the cars straight to the crusher.One of my breaker Cossie limos went to the Kings Lynn track,the bloke paid me more than scrap price,and let me keep half the car,they put carburettor  engines and manual boxes in to avoid electronic complexity.
On a slightly different tack,do you know why they don't suffer so called 'whiplash' injuries ? Simple,there is nobody to sue  Cool
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #13 on: Jul 21st, 2012, 10:38pm »
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I agree with Baz re the banger fraternity. Mindless nonsense. Thankfully the RAC never recognised it as a motor sport - do you remember Spedeworth was it? I think they set themselves up as the governing body. Having said that, the bloke I use for welding is into this: races Triumph 2.5 PI's, and he is a brilliant bloke. Real old school proper pukka kosher stuff if you know what I mean, always asks for a fifteen pound note when he does a job for me, so they're not all villains Wink
was going to say I had a Granada 2.8i Ghia X years ago like that one in the photo - not as good as a Scorpio, but a very nice car. Big leather seats and nice alloy wheels (some dodgy metric size, mind) - it was mineral blue. Lovely colour, happy memories.
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #14 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 1:59am »
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I had the 2.8i ghia X 1983 in blue with grey leather. All the extras you could want except for cruise. Kept the car for eighteen years and loved every minute of it . Definitely happy memories. Grin
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #15 on: Jul 22nd, 2012, 9:55pm »
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Mine was B reg, 84?? and it had cruise control on the steering wheel if I remember correctly. Useless extra that, as I've droned on about on here before.
Only had mine a few years though, it was about two years old when I bought it. Somewhere I have a photo of it with our caravan on the back, it made a very stylish couplet! If I remember correctly the fan belts became very noisy in the later days and I flogged it in p/ex for my wife's Honda Accord Aerodeck estate which was also a particularly good car, apart from the cloth seats though...not up to Scorpio class! Excellent hifi I remember.
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« Reply #16 on: Jul 26th, 2012, 8:08am »
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My dad was the Chauffeur at a large chemical company in Warrington and he always had Granada Ghias (Except for a couple of times when profits were down!!)...
 
TTF 973L... Monza Blue 3.0 MK1 GXL (No ghias then!)
HEY 553N - Dark Blue 3.0 MK1 Ghia
AHG 5R - Dark Blue 3.0 MK1 Ghia
SLV 618T - Dark Blue 2.8 MK2 GL
FMA 4X - Black 2.8i MK2 Ghia
B444 FMA - Black 2.8i MK2 Ghia
 
Then he retired..... amazed I can still remember the numbers though!!
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« Reply #17 on: Jul 26th, 2012, 12:41pm »
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My 2.8i Ghia X was B605 YVW. One of the best cars I have ever owned Smiley
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #18 on: Jul 26th, 2012, 4:13pm »
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I had 3 x Mk2 Granadas
2.3 GL auto in a VERY bright green metallic finish- only had it for about a month, sold it as the fuel economy was worse than my Jeep - can't recall the reg number though.
2.8 Ghia auto in Champagne Gold - A 836 RKE - had it for just over a year, very nice car but never could get it running smoothly and the auto box played up a bit...sold it to get the next one which was the best of the lot. Grin
A very rare 2.8i Injection Estate - 5spd manual in white - A 995 OPU - this had the sports suspension pack, Recaro interior, black instead of chrome trim, colour coded bumpers and white TRX alloys - kept it for about 10 years till the tin-worm got the better of it. Tyres were a pain to find and very expensive Angry
Sold it to a guy who said he was going to restore it but I reckon he had 'Banger Racer' written all over him Angry
Then I had a Mk3 2.9i Granada Scorpio estate auto in metallic red - L 997 AJT - kept it for about 6 years till I traded it in for my Scorpio which I still have but is currently SORN'd and garaged.
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Re: 40 years of the granada
« Reply #19 on: Jul 26th, 2012, 6:04pm »
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Banger Racers may be bad news to owners, but think how many other nondescipt "motors" they take with them before they enter the big yard in the sky.
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