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(Message started by: shaun on May 19th, 2012, 7:01pm)

Title: 40 years of the granada
Post by shaun on May 19th, 2012, 7:01pm
and look who is in the middle on them
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/lisasink/DSC_0094.jpg
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/lisasink/DSC_0109.jpg
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/lisasink/DSC_0120.jpg
it was the first time i have been to the ace cafe  ;D

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Daniel on May 19th, 2012, 7:12pm
Looks good mate wish i could of gone but picked up a 24v from wales today so at least it wernt a wasted day ;D. 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?
Dan  ;D

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by shaun on May 19th, 2012, 7:27pm
im sound and i rember you  ;D say hi to your mom and dad from me n lisa

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Daniel on May 19th, 2012, 7:40pm
Will do mate ;D Nice to see your car again remember when you won best in show at billing ;D 2007??

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by shaun on May 19th, 2012, 8:32pm
yes me to also 2008 and 2010 and 2011 ;D it was not on in 2009 d shame   8) the car changes every year just had the seats done black lether and grey swade plus lots more to much to list m8

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Daniel on May 19th, 2012, 9:55pm
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.
Dan  ;D

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by rich1 on Jul 9th, 2012, 8:18pm
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 :-(

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Baz on Jul 19th, 2012, 11:56pm
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."


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh70/359gni/Lusk%2009/DSC04482.jpg

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy73/JCJ007/GrosDorCatalogue1.jpg

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy73/JCJ007/GrosDorCatalogue2.jpg

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy73/JCJ007/GrosDorCatalogue3.jpg

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy73/JCJ007/GrosDorCatalogue4.jpg

I didn't need to find mine... these were on another Granada forum already!!

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Baz on Jul 20th, 2012, 12:07am
and this is what happens when the evil banger boys get hold of one....

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/carchaeologist/Image515.jpg

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Daniel on Jul 20th, 2012, 8:31pm
:o :'( Banger racers  >:( Cant they find a different car to use (sorry to any on here)  :D
;D

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Baz on Jul 21st, 2012, 11:11am
banger racers should be shot on sight..... no time for their ridiculous sport >:(

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by rich1 on Jul 21st, 2012, 11:21am
I agree baz , terrible way for a car to die

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by gozz on Jul 21st, 2012, 5:38pm

on 07/21/12 at 11:11:31, Baz wrote:
banger racers should be shot on sight..... no time for their ridiculous sport >:(


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  8)
                       GOZZ.

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Jeff on Jul 21st, 2012, 10:38pm
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 ;)
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.

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by leewar on Jul 22nd, 2012, 1:59am
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. ;D

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Jeff on Jul 22nd, 2012, 9:55pm
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.

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Baz on Jul 26th, 2012, 8:08am
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!!

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by leewar on Jul 26th, 2012, 12:41pm
My 2.8i Ghia X was B605 YVW. One of the best cars I have ever owned :)

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Scorpio_Mike on Jul 26th, 2012, 4:13pm
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. ;D
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 >:(
Sold it to a guy who said he was going to restore it but I reckon he had 'Banger Racer' written all over him >:(
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.

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by dave44 on Jul 26th, 2012, 6:04pm
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.

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by Baz on Jul 28th, 2012, 8:25pm
nope.... they are still scum!!

Title: Re: 40 years of the granada
Post by a900one on Aug 1st, 2012, 7:26pm
I had a mk2 2.3 gl, I then bought a mk3 2.0, both were very good cars. I then bought a 2.8 ghia x to use for work and its number, a900one which I am just about to put on my cosworth, not allowed to put it on the EOS. The 2.8 would burn up to a gallon of oil in a week :o, after replacing the valve seals, inlet gasket and many other components, still the same. I think a banger boys had that one. Some of the cars they race are very rare and should have been saved but very few people want them.



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