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1990 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio MkIII

1990 Ford Granada MkIII in Clarkson: Hot Metal, Documentary, 2004 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: DE — Made for: GB

1990 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio MkIII

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-30 23:48

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The final car to be targeted in Clarkson's exclusive clay car shooting range is subdued to a blast from a heat seeking RPG, although it does suspisiously look like a CGI effect in reality:

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Clarkson doesn't even display a reaction, which is unusual for him, and I also suspect that the blast would have been a tad too vigorous for a camera to be in such close proximity.

Donington UK

2006-12-31 00:33

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It's just a bit of fun ;)

bent8rover UK

2006-12-31 00:41

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Mk I (1985–1994). I think this is a 1992-on 2.9i

Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-31 00:48

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Donington wrote It's just a bit of fun ;)


Not disputing that, but it's worth pointing out :)

G-MANN UK

2006-12-31 01:03

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Shouldn't this be labelled Grenada Scorpio?

antp BE

2006-12-31 01:11

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Just "Granada".
It depends on the year, cf my comment on /vehicle_49739-Ford-Scorpio-1994.html
But probably yes for this one

-- Last edit: 2006-12-31 01:12:15

Hecubus CA

2006-12-31 03:01

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Star Wars Fanatic wrote Clarkson doesn't even display a reaction, which is unusual for him, and I also suspect that the blast would have been a tad too vigorous for a camera to be in such close proximity.

He usually tries to destroy terrible cars. This generation Granada wasn't a particularly bad car, was it? I'd guess it just happened to be picked because it was cheap and not loved enough to be questioned when it was blown up.

twingoman EN

2006-12-31 09:44

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G-MANN wrote Shouldn't this be labelled Grenada Scorpio?


Depends on the model. Unless the wheels aren't the original, this is the top of the range Scorpio 24V, launched in, if I remember, 1991.

bent8rover UK

2006-12-31 12:16

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yes it should be labelled Granada Scorpio (for UK) if it is pre-94. But all Scorpio generations are listed as MK1 or MK2 I thought, owners clubs certainly do, not Granada MIII. (Any more angles to determine plate year?)

antp BE

2006-12-31 12:26

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It is as Granada mk3 on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Granada
Scorpio was just a trim level of the Granada at that time, no?

Hecubus >> The only major flaw of this car was in its handling, or something like that, that could be dangerous in some cases. But I am not sure, and do not remember exactly what it was.
The only thing that I remember of this car, is that my father sometimes had one for few days at his work when somebody else needed the Renault Espace that he usually used. That Scorpio was really comfortable. The only car that I knew at that time that was better on bad roads was the Citroën XM that my father had a little later.

Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-31 14:11

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Hecubus wrote
He usually tries to destroy terrible cars. This generation Granada wasn't a particularly bad car, was it? I'd guess it just happened to be picked because it was cheap and not loved enough to be questioned when it was blown up.


He does actually say "Ah, a Ford Scorpio. Always wanted to kill one of those, and now is my chance." ;)

TheHeartbreakKid15 EN

2008-04-21 20:01

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It says Scorpio on the rear door sill

antp BE

2008-04-21 20:18

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Granada Scorpio then

tali UK

2008-04-21 21:44

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This one looks like a top of range 2.9 24v as it has Cosworth alloys

ecclefechan SX

2008-06-03 11:34

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Is this in the UK? If not it wouldn't have been called Granada would it? I can't tell if it's a right hand drive or left hand drive. I've always wondered where this scene was shot. I guess it could just be a quarry during a rare heatwave in the UK, but it almost looks like a desert in a foreign country.

Sunbar UK

2008-06-03 11:44

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It appears to be right hand drive - the guy in the centre looks to have his hand on the steering wheel.

The quarry location is not unusual or the weather - bright sunlight would not necessarily mean a heatwave in the UK. :)

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ecclefechan SX

2008-06-03 12:15

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Yeah, I know the quarry location in the Lada destruction, the badly modified Ford Sierra and the place where they play the darts on Top Gear. However, this place looks different. Much drier and more desert-like.

Lateef NO

2010-04-20 15:52

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This is not a 1992 model, those had different headlights, indicators, rearlights and a new bonnet. It's a 1985-89 or 1990-92.

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