The Mk1 Granada was produced from 1972-1977 in both the UK and Germany with 123,368 being made in the UK alone. However, rust and banger racing has destroyed many and few survive, Ghias in this unusual but striking colour being especially rare.
First registered in October 1977, this Ghia’s early history is unknown but it was purchased as a complete and running car by Gary Davison from Ryhope in Sunderland on March 8th, 1997. Gary’s father Ian had run a Granada Coupé when he was growing up and he’d inherited an enthusiasm for V6 Mk1 Granadas.
Tragically, Gary passed away in 2006, aged just 37, because of a heart condition. Thus his son, the current owner Lewi Davison, inherited the car when he was just 11 years old.