Profile: 80 | Ford Granada MkI 1972 to 1977

Although the early Consul cars were available with now-obsolete crossply sizes, radials were the most common fitments. 2 Litre and 2.5 Litre cars were fitted with 5.5J or 6J wheels, and came with many optional tyre sizes; 175SR14, 185SR14, 195/70HR14 and 205/70HR14. 3 Litre cars came with the same range of size options, but raised speed ratings (for the manual cars, but usually fitted to autos too); 175HR14, 185HR14, 195/70HR14 and 205/70HR14.
Originally named the Consul in the UK, the Granada model brought the Ford UK and Ford Germany ranges into alignment. Both now shared a model range. Replacing the Zephyr in the UK, Ford's large executive car was available as a 2 and 4 door saloon, an estate and an unusually stylish 2 door coupe. Boasting better suspension, but less sophisticated brakes than its predecessor, the Granada was a popular improvement. Made famous by the bronze Consul version used in 'The Sweeney' TV show.
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