Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

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Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by Granada75 » Wed 23 Oct 2019, 10:48

Hi,
Would anyone be able to tell me where I can find the stamped chassis number on a 1975 Ford Granada XL on the body shell?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by 74 Granada Ghia » Wed 23 Oct 2019, 19:52

You will not find any numbers on an SA made Granada. The only ID you have are the plate on the right hand side on top of the slam panel.

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Re: Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by Granada75 » Wed 23 Oct 2019, 20:43

Thank you for that information it’s much appreciated

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Re: Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by Granada75 » Wed 23 Oct 2019, 20:44

Would you be able to help decode this plate?
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Re: Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by IndianaJones » Fri 25 Oct 2019, 16:45

I can’t be certain, as I don’t have the decode info for Granada’s, but an educated guess at decoding the data plate as follows:

O = Source ~ The “O” is odd, could be correct or perhaps mis-stamped from the factory, but it is usually “C” for Ford of Britain, or "E" for Ford of Germany
X = Assembly ~ South Africa (Neave Plant)

GF = Granada 4 door Sedan
R = Year of Assembly ~ 1975
K = Month of Assembly ~ February
61087 = Serial Number
199963 = Sido number
M = Engine ~ 3.0L V6
C = Trans ~ Again the “C” is odd, the code is usually N for the 4 speed Manual, and B for the Floor Shift 3 Speed Automatic, don't know whether there was perhaps Column-shift Granadas built?

blank = Diff ratio code (don’t have that info, and this is usually a numeric code)

Trim code
0 = Monotone
F = Tan interior

Paint Code
0 = Monotone
Q = Sahara Beige

Like mentioned before I don't have Granada decode info, but there was some similarities in the Ford coding of the time.

I see in your other post, your car has a vinyl roof, this is also odd, considering the double character trim code, usually a factory vinyl roof car would have a triple character trim code, with the first position referencing the vinyl roof colour.

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Re: Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by Granada75 » Fri 25 Oct 2019, 20:11

Thanks for the information.
In regard to the vinyl roof I was told that it was a later addition from a dealer rather than from the factory.

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Re: Mk1 Ford Granada Chassis Number

Post by 74 Granada Ghia » Mon 02 Dec 2019, 15:13

The C is C4 auto( US made same as in the Perana but with a different bellhousing) and D is C3 auto. This is euro spec codes but if the Granada from 72 - late 73 it has a C4 box marked C on the plate.

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