CLASSIC FORD PROJECTS YOU SHOULD BUY — AND MODIFY.
Taunus and Granada project ideas.
For reasons we still can’t fathom, Ford never made the two-door Mk1 Granada available in Blightly. But in Europe it was sold wildly, which is where we must head to pick up this fine example. The first job is to remove the vinyl roof and side trims, smooth the front valence and then remove the badges and wing mirrors — we want this prime example of ‘70s Ford styling to look as clean as possible. Then it’s over to the paint shop for fresh coats of Mustard Yellow – a Triumph shade from the same era, but looking far better on this Blue Oval, we think you’ll agree. All the remaining exterior trim has then been powdercoated and we’ve bolted up a set of banded Sport steels – 10s and the rear and 9s at the front to the über-low suspension courtesy of custom springs and probably some bespoke wishbones, too. Sticking with the period theme, there’s now a warmed-up 302 small-block Ford V8 powering this beast – there to make a nice noise as much as anything. Finally, we’ve sourced a black vinyl interior from the Consul range, swapping the front seats for some Jaz buckets with vinyl coverings. Comfy? Not really, but who cares when it looks this good.