Tuesday, 26 June 2007


Paddy Morgan, like a lot of car enthusiasts, sees Ford cars as innovators of new technology over the years. I used to have a 1964 Ford Zephyr myself some years ago and it was one of the most comfortable cars I have ever driven. The downside I suppose was the fact that you had to get under the car with the grease gun every few thousand miles and lubricate the moving parts. There were no sealed units then!

Name: Paddy Morgan
Address: Creeslough
Car: 1982 Ford Granada 2.8 ghia

How long have you had the car?
A little over two years now.

How long have you been involved with vintage cars?
I have been interested in old cars since I was a child. I have been actively involved with vintage cars for 20 years now.

Did you restore the car yourself?
The car didn’t need restoring as it is still in its original condition.

Any plans to change?
As a matter of fact, yes!. I have the car up for sale at the moment. (Anyone interested can phone Paddy on 087 9063195

Is it reliable?
Extremely reliable. Ford were well ahead of the competition in the 1980’s and their technology was very advanced. The cars ran very well even though there were no computers to regulate the workings of the engine.

Best thing about the car?
The Granada was (and still is!) a luxury car so the ride is very comfortable. It comes into its own on log journeys and just soaks up the miles.

How often do you wash it?
It gets a lot of washes because white tends to show the muck.

Any modifications?
No, as I said earlier, the car is in original condition, weren’t you listening?

If you were the Minister for Finance what would you do to help motorists?
Lower road tax,( although it doesn’t really effect old vehicles)

What would you really like to be driving around in?
I still have a soft spot for the old Ford Anglia 105. They were great road and rally cars and even Harry Potter drove one!

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