Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Ford Granada Estate
The climate is very kind to automobiles, and they fall apart less readily than they do here. So it isn't unusual to come across a 30 year old car in almost uncannily good condition.
The Granada was a particular treat. A proper working automobile, (the boot was full of breeze blocks ) it probably rolled off the production line some time in the late seventies/early eighties. A time when cars seemed oilier, more mechanical and regularly being fixed by sweating husbands with socket set and Haynes manual spread out on the pavements as I rode past on my Raleigh Viking 5 speed racer. This car reminds me of that time, not necessarily a better time, just a car I liked the look of as a kid, and still do. It has a no messing look about it.
If you click on the pic, it'll take you to my Flickr page, where there are a few other cars I saw while I was in Malta. My family were very patient with me whilst I took pictures of old cars, but I got the feeling I'd crossed some line with them after a few days and stopped.
Posted by Smallbrainfield at 8:52 pm