Posts Tagged: Ford history

Ford Capri mk3 (1978-1986)
By August 5, 2015 Read More →

Ford Capri mk3 (1978-1986)

Ford Capri mk3 presented new front section with dual halogen headlights. The new front end design, together with an integrated front spoiler, improved car’s aerodynamic performance. Ford Capri provided better performance and fuel economy compared to the predecessor.

Ford Transit 1st gen (1965-1978)
By June 9, 2015 Read More →

Ford Transit 1st gen (1965-1978)

The first ever Transit came down the line at the company’s Langley commercial vehicle plant in Berkshire, England on August 9. in 1965. It was already packed with innovations like a printed circuit in the instrument panel, an optional steering lock, a side loading door and seatbelt attachment points.

Ford Model A (1903)
By April 10, 2013 Read More →

Ford Model A (1903)

Ford Motor Company was launched by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903. The first car offered for sale was the Model A. It was described as the most perfect machine on the market and so simple that a boy of 15 can run it. The 1903 Ford Model A had a two-cylinder engine displacing 100 cubic inches and producing 8 horsepower. It could reach 30 mph on smooth roads, which were quite rare at the time. The Ford Model A had a wheelbase of 72 inches and the car weighted about 1,250 pounds.

Ford Capri mk2 (1974-1977)
By November 13, 2012 Read More →

Ford Capri mk2 (1974-1977)

The second generation Ford Capri was introduced in 1974. However, the body styling was very similar to the first generation Capri. The new model had long bonnet, rectangular headlights, low roof and short rear section. The turn signals were integrated to the headlights. Recognizable features were the small bump in the hood and the black mesh grille and bumper. A new feature in the Capri was the hatchback rear door and the foldable rear seat improved the use of the cargo space even further.

Ford GT40 (1964-1969)
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Ford GT40 (1964-1969)

In the 1960s Henry Ford II wanted to bring the Ford Motor Company back to the racing circuits. One of the main goals was to win the 24h Le Mans. The endurance race, that Ferrari was dominating at the time. To compete seriously at Le Mans, Ford needed a 200-mph mid-engined car that could maintain a 120-mph average lap speed after 24 hours, and Ford needed the car quickly

Ford Mustang 1st gen. (1964-1973)
By July 16, 2012 Read More →

Ford Mustang 1st gen. (1964-1973)

In the 1960s Ford Motor Company decided to develop a fun-to-drive car that would appeal to the post-World War II generation. The production model was introduced to the world for the first time on April 17, 1964 at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. The first Mustangs were offered with four engine variants, ranging from the base 101 horsepower, 170 cid six-cylinder to the 4-barrel 289 cid High Performance V8 with 271 horsepower. Body style was either a coupe or a convertible.

Henry Ford
By May 28, 2012 Read More →

Henry Ford

Henry Ford was born in Springwells Township, Wayne County, Mich., on July 30, 1863. His parents were William and Mary Ford. Henry had three brothers and two sisters, and was the eldest of six children. Henry Ford showed an early interest in mechanics. He became known around the neighbourhood for fixing people’s watches. By the time he was 12, he was spending most of his spare time in a small machine shop he had equipped himself.

Ford Capri mk1 (1969-1973)
By February 15, 2012 Read More →

Ford Capri mk1 (1969-1973)

Ford Capri made its international public debut in January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show. Ford had great success in North America with the Ford Mustang, and Capri was Ford’s answer to recreate that success in Europe. Originally Ford planned to name the car Colt, but as Mitsubishi had taken that name, the new car was named Ford Capri. The sales of the Ford Capri started in February 1969. Technically Capri was based on the Cortina, but was offered with a wide range of engine choices.

Henry Ford’s Sweepstakes (1901)
By March 31, 2011 Read More →

Henry Ford’s Sweepstakes (1901)

In late 1900, Henry Ford’s fortunes were at a low ebb. His first venture in auto manufacturing, the Detroit Automobile Company, was going out of business after producing 19 or 20 vehicles in a year of operation. The cars had not sold well and Ford wanted to develop a better one, but his stockholders decided to dissolve the company. The car Ford wanted to build would be mass-produced, uncomplicated, reliable, and sold at a price most people could afford. That was a revolutionary idea in 1901, when the automobile was still a novelty, and much too expensive for all but the very wealthy.

Ford Mustang Boss 351 (1971)
By August 31, 2010 Read More →

Ford Mustang Boss 351 (1971)

Boss returned for one more year, this time wearing the new-for-1971 sheet metal marking a longer, lower and wider Mustang than ever before. Under the hood, changes were equally dramatic, with the company’s 351 Cleveland V8 supplying the basis for motivation, matched as always with a four-speed manual gearbox. But with Ford pulling out of all factory-sponsored motorsports after 1970, the Boss 351 was denied a key element cementing the status of its predecessors: the proof testing provided by an official racing program.