Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email Niamh on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
New AMA with a US police officer (he's back!). You can ask your questions here

What's a 1989 Granada worth?

  • 10-08-2019 7:17pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,999 ✭✭✭ veetwin


    Hi all,

    I've been given very sketchy details on a 1989 Granada coming up for sale shortly.

    1. Brought in from the UK in the 90's by it's original owner and has lived here since.

    2. Parked in a dry garage since 2006. Owner would have been into his cars so it's expected that it was stored properly and in good condition.

    3. Condition relatively good and mileage relatively low.

    4. No idea of spec but it's probably a 2.0 petrol and not a Ghia. No idea if it's manual or auto. Paint apparently is in good to very good condition.

    I'm guessing it would need a full fluid change, brake hoses? new tyres etc to pass the NCT.

    I know there is a lot of unknowns but any idea what it might be worth as is?

    Anything in particular to look out for? Would it be mad to be even thinking about it? Would be a daily driver for the old man who does small mileage and wouldn't be mad about taking on any major work. He likes the idea of cheap tax and ins


Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,226 ✭✭✭ pablo128


    To get the cheaper insurance, usually you have to have a daily driver insured already.

    To insure a 30 year old car as your main car would be more expensive or else refused.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,999 ✭✭✭ veetwin


    It would be his second car so he shouldn't have an issue there


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    bread and butter model in unknown condition needing re-commissioning , won't be worth much more than a grand I'd have thought.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,999 ✭✭✭ veetwin


    Isambard wrote: »
    bread and butter model in unknown condition needing re-commissioning , won't be worth much more than a grand I'd have thought.

    Yes its a bread and butter 2 Litre manual. Deal done for €900 so he is happy. It needs a small bit of work but nothing major. Another €500 should see it in really good condition, a few paint touch ups by a panel beater and a new speedometer cable as well as a good valet and service. Everything else is really sound apparently. Only issue I'd have is it has steel wheels. I'll try to source a set of period correct alloys which would really lift the car. Other than that it looks like it is a sound low mileage example with only one previous owner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    photos would be great


  • Advertisement
  • Closed Accounts Posts: 156 ✭✭ Boradriver


    About a Grand-ada?


    I'm sorry, I just had to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    Boradriver wrote: »
    About a Grand-ada?


    I'm sorry, I just had to.

    That's funny....did your Grandad tell you it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,911 ✭✭✭ begbysback


    Boradriver wrote: »
    About a Grand-ada?


    I'm sorry, I just had to.

    Can he aFord it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 156 ✭✭ Boradriver


    begbysback wrote: »
    Can he aFord it?

    He'll have to Focus a bit more on his finances.


  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭ Tae laidir


    veetwin wrote: »
    Yes its a bread and butter 2 Litre manual......Only issue I'd have is it has steel wheels. I'll try to source a set of period correct alloys which would really lift the car.

    I LOVE steel wheels on bread and butter car! Just powder coat them.


  • Advertisement
Advertisement