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Old 11-14-2004, 05:17   #1 (permalink)
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ford granada cosworth

i am thinking about buying / importing one of these babies and have some questions...
1. does anyone know if all 2.9 granadas were cosworths?
2. did they sell these in New Zealand?
3. Has anyone imported a car from the uk / nz and can give me ideas regarding freight costs and import duty?

any other info would be hugely appreciated.

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Re: ford granada cosworth

Was actually the Scorpio Cosworth. To the best of my knowledge Scorpio to Granada as like out Fairmont to Falcon, more up-spec.

All were 2.9 EFI 4V Soft-O-Matic.

Still a VERY nice car though.

I think I have a brochure around of one.
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Re: ford granada cosworth

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i am thinking about buying / importing one of these babies and have some questions...
1. does anyone know if all 2.9 granadas were cosworths?
2. did they sell these in New Zealand?
3. Has anyone imported a car from the uk / nz and can give me ideas regarding freight costs and import duty?

any other info would be hugely appreciated.

cheeRS
1. The 2.9L, 24V, V6 was jointly developed by Ford & Cosworth for the MK4 Scorpio, produced between late 1994 & 1998/99

2. Not sold in NZ

The UK versions went something like this

Ford Granada MK1 - 4 dr Sedan/Wagon 1972-77
Ford Granada MK2 - 4 dr Sedan/Wagon 1977-85 (looks similar to XE Falcon)
Ford Granada/Scorpio MK3 - 5 dr Hatch 1985-95
Ford Scorpio MK4 - 4 dr Sedan 1994-99 (bug eyed, wide mouth grill )

But in Europe the Granada was known as a Scorpio, all very confusing
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Old 11-14-2004, 15:34   #4 (permalink)
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No, the top of the line Granada was the Scorpio - not all (edit - sorry Sam just realised you said Europe). I think all Cosworths were Scorpio's, and I think that by definition they were all 24V Cosworth's due to the fact that Cosworth simply developed the 24V head for the old Essex 2.9 V6.
They're not a fast car - don't think of it as being to a Granada what a Sierra is to a Sierra Cosworth... The cossie badge goes a long way..!!

Still, a nice bit of kit if you go ahead with this. Should pick them up for (relative) peanuts over there. Will have electric and leather everything.

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Sorry Gerry - to clarify - no - some 2.9's were 12V. Not sure about the MkV though
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Sorry Gerry - to clarify - no - some 2.9's were 12V. Not sure about the MkV though
Yep your right, but in 1997 the 2.9L 12V was deleted.
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They're not a fast car - don't think of it as being to a Granada what a Sierra is to a Sierra Cosworth... The cossie badge goes a long way..!!
Agree 100% with Stu on this, the Ford Granada/Scorpio is nothing like a Sierra Cosworth, the 2.9L is just an engine option, it is not a "Ford Granada/Scorpio Cosworth"

The Scorpio (MK4) was a bit of a flop really, thanks to its way out styling, selling less than 100,000 over five years (UK & Europe)

MK 3- 195 bhp
MK 4- 206 bhp

Scorpio (MK 4) 2.9L 24V -
0-60 mph - 8.5 sec
Top Speed - 140 mph

They were auto's only
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Old 11-14-2004, 20:39   #8 (permalink)
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Re: ford granada cosworth

thanks guys. i know they arent sierra fast, but they arent too sluggish either. it is still something i am just thinking of at this stage. i was hoping they may have been sold in NZ as it would have been easier to import, but will see what happens. there is an outside chance i will be moving cities shortly so i could end up selling a couple of the cars here in perth and getting something smaller. but i keep the RS....
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import taxes come down sometime early next year i think.
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