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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondrew View Post
    How can I tell a MK1 from a 2 from a 3 by looking at a built car? I'm assuming the seller will not have built the car and may not know.

    Get him to send some pics and we can tell from here.
    Mk1 had grp floors, Mk III has all steel floors, Mk II has part metal, and grp on the floor at the rear behind the seat covering the MkII Granada suspension.
    Crendon Chassis No.49
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  2. #12
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    Pretty sure that if it was a factory sierra chassis that makes it at least a mk2 - probably a late mark 2 which will have some extra bracing. The main issue on a mk1 was the cortina rear end - which cant take a v8. The mk2 granada rear end is far more robust - it takes my 4.6 rv8 without any problems.

  3. #13
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    - I missed that: if its Sierra, its a MkIII.
    The only issue then is whether you have the later MkIII bracing, early chassis' like mine didn't have it - I had it retrofitted just before i went for SVA.
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    MK1 had door handles on the outside
    MKIII Pilgrim Sumo. 3.5 Litre Rover V8 Towing an Eriba Puck Caravan



  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    MK1 had door handles on the outside

    so did MkIIs and some early MkIIIs - I was offered the choice on my MkIII, I declined the handles option.
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  6. #16
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    My early mk3 has them. Kind of grown on me tbh.

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