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1979 Ford Granada ESS

Make: Ford
Model: Granada
Type: Coupe
Trim: ESS
Year: 1979
Mileage: 77046
VIN: 9E81L159889
Color: Silver
Engine: 4.1 liter inline 6
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Auburn, Massachusetts, United States

1979 Ford Granada ESS Additional Info:

Barn find - Rare 1979 Granada ESS or European Sport Sedan. 250 CID inline 6-Cylinder - (4.1 liter), 4-speed manual transmission.
Runs and drives very well. Really fun to drive. Just surface rust - was primed for paint, but not finished. Only rust through is on driver's fender - have replacement OEM fender (included in sale). Also have all new carpeting. Headliner is decent.
Ford introduced theFord Granada ESS, produced from 1978 to 1980 (Mercury also sold a Monarch ESS). Distinguished by its blacked-out exterior trim, the Granada/Monarch ESS featured bucket seats with a floor-mounted shifter and leather wrapped steering wheel as standard equipment (though a bench seat was optional). The ESS option included standard color-keyed wheelcovers (styled-steel wheels were optional) and unique opera-window louvres for coupes. As part of the marketing for the ESS trim line, Ford visually compared the Granada to theMercedes-Benz W123. It also had aheavy-duty suspension and larger front brakes.