Black Ford Granada Mk2 - no background (public domain image)
Black Ford Granada Mk2 image by Emslichter from Pixabay

Ford Granada

By Mark Nobes, chief editor

Firstly, if you have around 15 minutes to spare, then you should definitely watch The Ford Granada Story in the video above. If not, then never mind, there are plenty of photos on this page for you to peruse.

I had the pleasure of driving a top-of-the-range Granada back in 1987 during my brief stint as a driver at a local Ford garage, and the smoothness of the handling and luxuriousness of the interior blew me away. Mind you, after driving my Austin Metro City X, even a skateboard would have felt like luxury!

1982 Ford Granada Ghia X

1982 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia X at a car show at Coalpit Heath, near Bristol, England. Photo taken by Adrian Pingstone in July 2004 and released to the public domain.

The European Ford Granada was built between 1972 and 1985, and until 1994 in the UK (the Ford Scorpio was built as a replacement in Europe). The American Granada was built between 1975 and 1982. 

The Granada was an executive car that was built by Ford Europe in Dagenham, England (1972 to 1976) and Cologne in Germany. All production switched to Germany after 1976.

The Mark II was launched in august 1977 and produced until 1985, albeit with a slight facelift and other improvements in 1981. It came with the new Cologne V6 engine in 2.0 L, 2.1 D, 2.3 L, 2.3 GL, 2.5 D L, 2.8 GL, 2.8 Ghia, 2.8i S, 2.8i GL, 2.8i GLS and 2.8i Ghia. The top end 2.8 models (Ghia and GL) also included fuel injection. 

In April 1985, the Mark II was launched and it was basically a re-badged Scorpio. Only the UK and Irish markets used the Granada name. It was the first model to come with anti lock brakes as standard. In 1994, the last cars bearing the Granada badge rolled off the production lines.

All of the following images are royalty free...

Ford Granada Mk1 Coupe
Granada Mk1 Coupe (1974).

1977 Ford Granada Mk1 (UK model) brown colour with black vinyl roof

Mk1 Granada (1977) with black vinyl roof - enhanced public domain image (free for reuse) 

Ford Granada Mk1 brown
Ford Granada Mk1 two door sedan. This was badged as a Consul until 1975.

Ford Granada 2.8i
Ford Granada 2.8i Mk2


Ford Granada
This Creative Commons image (some rights reserved) is by wallygrom of a Mk2 Granada was taken in 1989.

British Ford Granada Police Car from the 80s
Photo Credit: kenjonbro via Compfight cc
An old Granada British Police Car

Orange Ford Granada 2.3 Estate
Orange Granada 2.3 Estate

Photo Credit: Johnny Vulkan via Compfight cc

Blue Ford Granada Mk I
Mk1 Granada by Francis Franklin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons


1978 Ford Granada 2.8 GLS in white

1978 Ford Granada 2.8 GLS in white

By Rudolf Stricker (Own work) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

Ford Granada GL Coupé (6778349790)

Not sure what colour this is, but I quite like it's quirkiness.

By nakhon100 (Ford Granada GL Coupé) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ford Granada 2.3 GL 1975 Dutch Plate

Dutch plate Ford Granada 2,3GL 1975

By Granada (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 at], via Wikimedia Commons

Modified Ford Granada Estate (6100885603)
By nakhon100 (Ford Granada Estate) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ford Granada 'Undertaker' (22624129572)

Proof that the Granada isn't dead and buried just yet!

By grassrootsgroundswell (Ford Granada 'Undertaker') [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ford Granada MK I Turnier

Ford Granada 2.5 D Turnier (Kombi)

By Oxfordian Kissuth (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

1975 Ford Granada 3.0 Ghia Coupe Auto (19155832515)
By Kieran White from Manchester, England (1975 Ford Granada 3.0 Ghia Coupe Auto) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

1977 Ford Granada coupe
By That Hartford Guy (Flickr: 1977 Ford Granada coupe) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons