This Barnfind Ford Granada is the ultimate rare special edition you've probably never even heard of.   

In this episode Jonny Smith is invited to unearth a remarkably low mileage, well preserved 2.8 V6 Ford Granada Mk2 estate.

But it is far from ordinary, as this is a Granada Chasseur – one of 500 made in 1980 to commemorate the Olympic Games. In short, this is one of the rarest special editions Ford ever made.

What makes this Chasseur edition so special? Two-tone Roman Bronze and Tuscan Beige metallic paintwork, pinstriping galore, a half leather (Bitter Chocolate hued, according to Ford brochures) combined with bold Chatham check fabric, bespoke luggage bags mont either side of the luggage area, every part of chrome was factory black anodised (including the electric aerial), together with gold alloys, radio cassette player and electric windows. In Ford world, this was as good as an estate car got.

With the help of Dave from Retro Ford and huge thanks to TLBS viewer Nick Roberts, who contacted the show and was instrumental in getting permission to film the Granada being unearthed.

This example is thought to be less than 4 left in the UK! This particular car was bought purely to tow the family caravan several times a year. It was kept inside this garage most of the time, which had to be extended to accommodate the big old Granada.

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