The sad truth is that humans are adaptable. Why is this sad? Well, it means that we can come to terms with, and even embrace, situations and/or environments that may be significantly sub-optimal. And, let’s face it, not much screams “sub-optimal” louder and with less taste than the Automotive Dark Ages. A perfect case in point was the ability of the North American car-buying public to get excited by, and support financially in droves, cars that were really either tasteless or poorly executed. A perfect example of this is the Ford Granada, a compact semi-luxury three-box boredom machine that sold like hotcakes.
To help us remember these dark times, Lindberg even made a low-budget kit of the ’76 Granada so that we could get immersed in both full-, and small-, scale mediocrity. For proof, check out my Mini Lindy 1/32 1976 Granada on the Out of Box page.